The Peoria Rivermen announced several events on their promotional schedule for the 2016-17 season Thursday, including Faith and Family Night on January 21 as well as five specialty jersey nights scheduled throughout the season.
The Peoria Rivermen have announced the signing of NCAA Division III players Tyler Green and Kyllian Kirkwood to professional tryout contracts for Peoria's October training camp, where they will compete for spots on the Rivermen opening night roster. Both players completed college careers in the 2015-16 season before limited action in the professional ranks to close out the season.
The Peoria Rivermen have announced an updated jersey design as well as cosmetic changes to team mascot Rocky for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The jersey update comes in the wake of a change to Bauer as the official equipment provider of the SPHL for the upcoming season.
The Peoria Rivermen have announced the signing of second-year winger Al Graves to a professional tryout agreement for the 2016-17 season. The agreement prevents Graves, who earlier this offseason also signed a tryout agreement with FHL Danbury, from signing with another SPHL team and guarantees him a spot with the Rivermen when they open training camp in mid-October ahead of October 21's season opener against Huntsville.
The Peoria Rivermen announced a trio of staff moves today, promoting Director of Operations Andrew Cohen to a full-time front office position as the team's new Director of Business Development, hiring Matt Schwegmann as the team's new Equipment Manager, and naming Dustin Fitzpatrick as the team's new public address announcer for the upcoming season.