Published:December 31st 2013 @ 9:05 AM by: Alan Fuehring
The Peoria Rivermen (10-9-3) will say goodbye to 2013 and ring in the New Year with back-to-back games against the Bloomington Thunder (8-15-0). The two teams have already met seven times this year, with Peoria holding a 6-1-0 advantage.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Monday that forwards Garrett Vermeersch (Fort Wayne) and Parker Stanfield (Florida) have each been called up to the ECHL for the second time this season. In response, Dean Yakura has been activated from the injured reserve.
Thursday will be the first-ever meeting between the Rivermen and Cottonmouths (8-12-1), who will face each other four times this season including a pair of games at Carver Arena February 7 and 8. On Saturday, Peoria will travel to Huntsville and battle the Havoc for the fourth and final time during the regular season.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that winger Paul Chiasson has been released following his three-game tryout. In addition, Corey Tamblyn has been signed to a contract, while Alex Mentink has been placed on the 30-day injured reserve with an upper body injury as of Saturday.
The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Peoria's Garrett Vermeersch has been named the Easton Player of the Week for December 16-22. Vermeersch scored four goals, two on the power play, and added four assists as the Rivermen took two of three games from Bloomington this past weekend.
Published:December 19th 2013 @ 1:20 PM by: Alan Fuehring
The Rivermen (7-6-3) currently hold a perfect 4-0 record against the Thunder (5-13-0) heading into their first every three-in-three series against each other. Overall, the two teams will play a total of 17 times this season, with nine of those meetings coming at Carver Arena.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that forwards Garrett Vermeersch and Parker Stanfield have each cleared waivers and will return to Peoria following their ECHL call-ups last week. In addition, key defenseman Tyler Amburgey has been activated from the 30-day injured reserve, while winger Tyler Pilmore has been waived.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Wednesday that rookie left wing Justin Gvora has signed an SPHL contract with the team, while rookie right wing Paul Chiasson has signed a three-game tryout contract.
In support of the ongoing tornado recovery process in central Illinois, the Rivermen have declared this Friday, December 20 as "Central Illinois STRONG Night" at Carver Arena. Among the night's events will be a dedication to the communities hit by November's tornado.
Published:December 14th 2013 @ 9:00 PM by: Alan Fuehring
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Saturday that goaltender Paul Karpowich has been called up by the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL) and will report immediately. There is no timetable for his return.
The Peoria Rivermen, in conjunction with the Southern Professional Hockey League, have announced that their home game against Bloomington on New Year's Day will now begin at 5:15 p.m. CST. No other changes have been made.
Published:December 10th 2013 @ 10:05 PM by: Alan Fuehring
Illinois Pro Sports (owners of the Peoria Rivermen and Bloomington Thunder) are proud to announce they are partnering with the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks for the 2013-14 season to help grow the game of hockey throughout central and downstate Illinois.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Tuesday that winger Parker Stanfield has been called up by the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) and will report immediately. There is no timetable for his return.
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that leading goal scorer Garrett Vermeersch has been called up by the Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL) and will report immediately. Vermeersch appeared in all 16 games for the Rivermen this season and led the team with nine goals, including a hat trick in Peoria's home opener on Oct. 26.
Published:December 5th 2013 @ 12:35 PM by: Alan Fuehring
The Rivermen (5-6-3, 13pts) and Havoc (8-5-1, 17pts) will face each other four times this season, with two of those meetings taking place at Peoria's Carver Arena - both this weekend. Here is the full preview of this weekend's action.
The Peoria Rivermen are proud to announce the addition of two fantastic giveaways for the 2013-14 season, both of which are presented by the team's new official hospital, UnityPoint Health - Methodist.
The Peoria Rivermen are excited to announce their Holiday Pack for the 2013-14 season! This year's package includes six undated vouchers as well as an autographed puck, signed by the player of your choice, for just $96.