» November 2013
In a game filled with seven fights and 180 total penalty minutes, center Nick Prockow scored his second hat trick of the season to lead the Peoria Rivermen to a 5-1 victory over the Bloomington Thunder at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum on Saturday.
Nick Wheeler and Garrett Vermeersch each scored a pair of goals on Friday to lead the Peoria Rivermen to a 4-3 victory over the Bloomington Thunder at Carver Arena. In addition, rookie goaltender Eric Levine (2-4-3) stopped 31 of 34 shots for his second win of the season, and first on home ice.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that winger Ryan Raven has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve, while defenseman Adam Feniak has been signed to an SPHL contract.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Wednesday that the team has signed former AHL Rivermen goaltender Paul Karpowich to an SPHL contract.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that winger Tyler Fernandez has been called up by the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) and will report immediately. There is no timetable for his return.
On January 1, 2014, the Peoria Rivermen will ring in a new year by wearing special edition New Year's Day jerseys against the Bloomington Thunder, which will be auctioned off after the game. The first night of 2014 will also be jam packed with other great specials including a New Years themed ticket deal.
Put the Peoria Rivermen on your Black Friday shopping list to take advantage of great ticket and merchandise specials for this Friday's game against the Bloomington Thunder.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that the team has traded for defenseman Bryant Doerrsam from the Louisiana Ice Gators in exchange for cash.
Joe Caveney scored the game-winner with just 1:27 left in overtime on Saturday as the Pensacola Ice Flyers defeated the Peoria Rivermen, 3-2, for the third straight night at Carver Arena. Despite the loss, Rivermen goaltender Eric Levine made a career-high 40 saves, while Peoria scored both goals on the power play.
The Peoria Rivermen bounced back from a two-goal deficit to earn a point on Friday, but Ryan Salvis scored the lone goal in a shootout to lead the Pensacola Ice Flyers to a 3-2 win. Steve Morra and Garrett Vermeersch netted the goals for the Rivermen, while Ice Flyers netminder Peter Di Salvo made 35 saves for his league-leading sixth win of the year.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that the team has signed winger Matt Viola to an SPHL contract.
Pensacola winger Mitchell Good scored a hat trick on Thursday, while netminder Peter Di Salvo stopped 44 of 46 shots to lead the Pensacola Ice Flyers over the Peoria Rivermen, 6-2 at Carver Arena. The Ice Flyers top line of Good (3g), Joe Caveney (3a), and Paul Rodrigues (2a) each recorded a multi-point night.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Thursday that goaltender Chris Carrozzi (pictured) has left the team to further his education in Canada. In response, the Rivermen have brought in emergency backup Kevin McFarland, who attended training camp in Peoria.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that the team has signed defenseman Adam Feniak to a three-game tryout contract.
The Rivermen (3-5-1-0) and Ice Flyers (5-4-1-0) will face each other five times this season, with three of those meetings coming at Peoria's Carver Arena - all three this weekend.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced a number of changes to his injury-riddled lineup including the addition of three players and the departure of three more.
In support of the recovery process, the Rivermen pledge to do their part over the next several weeks and months to help raise funds for those affected in many of the hard hit areas. In addition, Friday, Dec. 20 has been designated "Central Illinois STRONG Night" against the Bloomington Thunder.
In a game defined by excellent goaltending and unique special teams play, the Peoria Rivermen used a shorthanded goal midway through the third period from Nick Prockow for a 2-1 win over the Fayetteville FireAntz at the Crown Coliseum Saturday night. Goaltender Eric Levine (1-2-1) stopped 26 of 27 shots for his first professional win.
The Peoria Rivermen jumped out to an early two-goal lead on Friday but couldn't make it stick as the Fayetteville FireAntz scored three times in the third period for a 5-4 win at the Crown Coliseum. Fayetteville captain Bobby Reid scored twice while defenseman Zach Carriveau added four assists to help hand Peoria its sixth loss in as many games.
The Rivermen (2-4-1-0) make their inaugural trip to Fayetteville, North Carolina this weekend for a pair of games against the Fayetteville FireAntz (1-3-0-0). The Rivermen enter Friday's game in 8th place in the SPHL (5 points), just one marker ahead of the FireAntz who are tied with Bloomington at the bottom of the standings (4 points).
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that the team has signed winger-defenseman Nick Metcalfe to an SPHL contract. The 23-year-old is expected to be an enforcer-type player for the Rivermen, who continue to build their physical presence on the ice.
The Peoria Rivermen are proud to announce they have teamed up with the Alzheimer's Association to help raise funds and awareness to fight the disease.
The Peoria Rivermen dropped their fifth straight game on Sunday, falling to the Mississippi RiverKings 3-0 at Landers Center. Goaltender Dan McWhinney stopped all 32 shots for his first shutout of the season, while forwards Leo Thomas and Todd Hosmer each scored for the fifth and sixth times against Peoria respectively.
The Peoria Rivermen forced overtime with a pair of goals late in regulation, but fell to the Mississippi RiverKings, 4-3, in the extra frame on Saturday. Matt Whitehead scored the game-winner with just 42 seconds left, part of a two-goal and four-point night for the Mississippi winger.
The Peoria Rivermen allowed seven goals from seven different skaters on Friday en route to a 7-2 loss to the Huntsville Havoc at Propst Arena.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that No. 1 goaltender Phil Cook has been released. In addition, the Rivermen have signed rookie goaltender Eric Levine, who was with ECHL Toledo until his release there Wednesday.
The Peoria Rivermen are proud to announce that players and coaches will once again participate in "Movember", a month-long initiative aimed at raising funds and awareness for cancers that affect men. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, Rivermen players and coaches will grow mustaches to help support the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.
The Peoria Rivermen mustered up 43 shots on Saturday, but only one found the back of the net as the Mississippi RiverKings edged Peoria, 2-1 at Carver Arena. RiverKings' goaltender Dan McWhinney made 42 saves, while forward Matt Whitehead netted the game-winner less than two minutes into the third as the vistors topped Peoria for the second straight night.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced today that the team has signed center Dean Yakura to an SPHL contract. Yakura attended training camp with Peoria earlier this season and appeared in a pair of exhibition games against Bloomington, scoring one goal.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Saturday that wingers Branden Parkhouse, Matt Graham and Mike Lysyj have each been released. Both Graham and Lysyj were playing on three-game tryout contracts, which expired following Friday's game.
Mississippi winger Todd Hosmer scored four times, while teammate Leo Thomas netted a hat trick of his own on Friday, leading the Mississippi RiverKings to a dominating 9-2 win over the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena. It was the first time Peoria has allowed nine goals in a game in the last 273 home contests, which dates back to November 4, 2006.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that the team has signed forward Adam Hartley, which boosts the Rivermen roster to 18 skaters and two goaltenders.