Hockey Operations

Hockey Operations

Jean-Guy Trudel
Head Coach

Jean-Guy Trudel became the 19th head coach in Peoria Rivermen franchise history on May 25, 2013 and served as the team’s first head coach in its Southern Professional Hockey League era. He also became the third former player to return as head coach and will enter his second year as a …

Kevin Tucker
Scouting Services Manager

Kevin Tucker was named Scouting Services Manager in June, 2014 and will be responsible for handling the team's scouting elements during the 2014-15 season. Last year, he served as an assistant coach for Peoria's inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Previously, Tucker played professionally for parts of four …

Michelle Novak
Athletic Trainer

Michelle Novak is employed by Accelerated Rehabilitation Center and was hired by the Rivermen to be the team’s athletic trainer prior to the 2013-14 season. She became the first female trainer in Peoria's 33-year history as a professional franchise and is responsible for making sure each player is healthy and ready to …

Andrew Cohen
Director of Operations

Andrew Cohen was named Director of Operations in June, 2014 after spending the 2013-14 season as the equipment manager for Peoria's inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.  A native of Peoria, Cohen is a graduate of Dunlap High School and an alumnus of Eureka College.   Cohen, 26, spent last …