Welcome to the Peoria Rivermen Hockey Hall of Fame!
One of the longest running hockey teams in North America, the Peoria Rivermen has been in continuous operation since the 1982-83 season when they began play as the Peoria Prancers of the Continental Hockey League. The Rivermen have played in the International Hockey Leauge (1982-96), the East Coast Hockey League (1996-2005) and the American Hockey League (2005-present).
With the creation of the Rivermen Hall of Fame in 1991, it has allowed the team to recognize, honor and celebrate individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions specifically professional hockey in Peoria. The Rivermen Hall of Fame is divided into two wings: one for players and coaches and one for "builders" which consists of those who have been honored for their contributions to the greater good and/or the administration of professional hockey in Central Illinois.
Each class of inductees is officially enshrined during an on-ice ceremony during a Rivermen game in the season of their induction.
The first class of inductees honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions were head coach Pat Kelly, and players Darrell May and Doug Evans, all of whom were members of the 1985 IHL Turner Cup Championship team.
(inducted 2013) - BUILDER
(inducted 2004) - BUILDER
(inducted 1999) - BUILDER
(inducted 1993) - BUILDER
(inducted 1992) - BUILDER