Peoria Rivermen and the American Hockey League announced today their 2012-13
regular season schedule. The 31st season
of professional hockey in Peoria will begin on Oct. 12, when the Rivermen visit
the Abbotsford Heat at 9:00 p.m. to kick off the new campaign.
will once again have a fan friendly schedule, for their seventh season in the
AHL, which consists of 29 of their 38 home games being played on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
fans will have an opportunity to see 13 of the 14 opponents in the Western
Conference this season, with Rochester being the lone exception. The newest member of the Midwest Division,
the Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings), will make their first appearance
in Peoria on Nov. 10 and return four additional times throughout the season.
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and Rockford will once again be Peoria’s most common opponent as the Rivermen
will face both teams 12 times each.
Peoria will play Midwest Division foe Chicago 10 times and former
Midwest Division member Charlotte eight times.