Dennis Sievers/Peoria Rivermen
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.
Raven, 27, appeared in eight games for the Rivermen this season and registered a goal, four assists, and a pair of penalty minutes. On Nov. 15, he suffered an ankle injury in the first period at Fayetteville and has not played since.
Last season, the 6’4, 225-pound veteran skated in 42 games for the Pensacola Ice Flyers, who went on to win the President’s Cup. Raven notched 18 goals, 18 assists and 28 penalty minutes before a broken arm sidelined him for the playoffs.
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Raven made his pro debut with ECHL Cincinnati in 2011.
Feniak, 26, was signed to a three-game tryout with the Rivermen on Nov. 21 and skated in all three contests against the Pensacola Ice Flyers last weekend. He registered four penalty minutes with no points.
A native of Edmonton Alberta, Feniak began the season with the Mississippi Surge and made three appearances before he was released Nov. 9. Last year, the 6’1, 180-pounder played 20 games with the Mississippi RiverKings, where he notched four goals and four assists including his first pro goal on Feb. 9, 2012 at Columbus.
Prior to turning pro, Feniak spent four years at the University of Windsor, where he recorded a goal and four assists in 56 career games.
Peoria begins a home-and-home series next weekend against the Bloomington Thunder with a 7:15 p.m. puck drop on Friday at Carver Arena. The game can be heard locally on CD Country 107.9 FM or online at www.cd1079.net. Fans can also follow along via the live video and audio stream at www.americaonesports.com.