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Rivermen Sign Goaltender Beau Erickson
Published: April 5th 2011 @ 12:00 AM



Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald has announced that the club has signed goaltender Beau Erickson to a professional tryout contract (PTO). 


Erickson, 25, completed the season with the ECHL Ontario Reign and appeared in 29 games this year.  He posted an 11-12-1-2 record along with a 3.39 goals-against average and a 0.906 save-percentage. Last season, the 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pound goalie saw action in one AHL game with the Portland Pirates.  He came in for the third period and allowed one goal on seven shots in an eventual 5-2 loss to Lowell on April 10, 2010. 


In two professional seasons, Erickson has appeared in 58 ECHL contests and collected a record of 22-22-3-5with a 3.19 GAA.  Aside from Ontario, he has played for South Carolina, Utah and Reading in the ECHL. 


A native of Hinton, Iowa, Erickson played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Connecticut (2006-09).  He served as an alternate captain during the 2008-09 season and in 2007-08 was selected second-team all-conference (Atlantic Hockey) and established team record for saves in a single season (947), for UConn.


Peoria will play their final three games of the regular season on home ice, beginning on Wednesday against the Texas Stars at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets are available by calling 309-676-1040 and online through www.rivermen.net.