Peoria Rivermen Hockey Hall of Fame member Jean-Guy Trudel has been selected as the 19th head coach in franchise history. Kevin Tucker, another former player, has been named his assistant.
As the Rivermen join their fourth league in 32 seasons, take a look at the history of the Southern Professional Hockey League and some of the differences between the AHL and SPHL.
Season tickets for Peoria's inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League are on sale now. With Early Bird Pricing, tickets start as low as $224 for all 28 home games that include great benefits.
Not only will the Rivermen have a new league but they will also have a new look to start the 2013-14 season.
The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) has announced that its Board of Governors has unanimously approved the Bloomington Blaze and Peoria Rivermen to join the league for the 2013-2014 season.