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Jacobson Stands Tall as Rivermen Win Shootout Saturday Night

February 6, 2016 - Fayetteville, NC - The Peoria Rivermen saw a late lead stolen away before besting the Fayetteville FireAntz in a shootout for a 4-3 win Saturday night. The win improves Peoria's league-best point total to 57 and lifts their SPHL-best road record to 17-3-1 to conclude their road trip. Peoria opened the scoring at 5:44 of the first, just six seconds after going on the power play. Brandon Greenside took a pass off the faceoff from Adam Stuart and fired a one-timer past Fayetteville goalie Parker... Full Story

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Rivermen Game Notes at Fayetteville

February 6, 2016 - ROAD WARRIORS Despite last night's overtime loss in Fayetteville Peoria enters play tonight with the second-best road record in all of professional hockey at 16-3-1, trailing only the 22-3-1 mark of the AHL's Toronto Marlies. Before last night Peoria had won an SPHL-record 12 straight road games from December 18 to February 4. THE WILSON WAY Peoria enters play tonight lead in point production by winger Chris Wilson with 31 points for the season, including six points in his last three ga... Full Story

Rivermen Lose Late Lead, Fall 3-2 in Overtime Friday

February 5, 2016 - Fayetteville, NC - The Peoria Rivermen saw their late 2-1 lead evaporate before falling 3-2 in overtime to the Fayetteville FireAntz Friday night. The loss, Peoria's first on the road since December 5, drops the Rivermen to 26-6-3 with one game remaining in Fayetteville on the current road trip. The Rivermen started the scoring at 5:04 of the first period when Connor Toomey and Chris Wilson cruised into the Fayetteville zone for a 2-on-1 rush. Toomey's initial shot from the right circle was s... Full Story

Rivermen Game Notes at Fayetteville

February 5, 2016 - HEY MR. WILSON Last night's 7-1 Rivermen victory in Macon included two goals and two assists for veteran winger Chris Wilson, tying a season-high with four points. Wilson notched his 250th career point with an assist last Sunday and now has 254 points in 244 career professional games, all in the SPHL. THE MEN BEHIND THE MASKS The Rivermen enter play tonight with the reigning co-SPHL players of the week, goaltenders Kyle Rank and David Jacobson, between the pipes. For the season, Rank is... Full Story

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February 6 SPHL Peoria 4 at Fayetteville 3 Final (SO)
February 5 SPHL Peoria 2 at Fayetteville 3 Final (OT)
February 4 SPHL Peoria 7 at Macon 1 Final
January 31 SPHL Fayetteville 2 at Peoria 6 Final
January 30 SPHL Fayetteville 4 at Peoria 1 Final
January 29 SPHL Fayetteville 2 at Peoria 4 Final
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