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Chiefs Promote Mott to GM, Announce Front Office Changes

January 19, 2017 - PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs announced the promotion of Jason Mott to the vacant General Manager position while also announcing promotions and additions in the front office staff as the 2017 season approaches. Mott served as the Chiefs VP of Ticket Sales and Service the last two seasons after working in the sales departments of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and NHL's Nashville Predators. Under Mott's leadership the ticket sales department had the best group sales season since 2010 last year... Full Story

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Rivermen Drop New Year's Eve Shootout 3-2 to River

December 31, 2016 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen battled from behind to tie the game late before falling 3-2 in a shootout to the Mississippi RiverKings at Carver Arena Saturday night. The loss, Peoria's seventh in a game decided after regulation, keeps Peoria in fourth place with 29 points before a pair of games at Mississippi next weekend. The Rivermen took the lead with the game's first goal late in the first period. With a 2-on-2 battle for the puck in the right corner of the Mississippi zone, the puck s... Full Story

Rivermen Game Notes vs Mississippi December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016 - STREAKING INTO THE NEW YEAR Last night's game-winning goal in Peoria's 3-1 win was scored by winger Cody Dion, giving him a point or more in each of his last eight home games, dating back to a November 4 victory over Pensacola. The Colorado Springs, CO native enters play tonight leading the Rivermen with 10 goals and is tied with Dakota Klecha for the team lead with 16 points and three game-winning goals. OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN Last night's victory also included two assists for Rivermen... Full Story

Rivermen Outlast RiverKings 3-1 Friday Night

December 31, 2016 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivemen scored first and never trailed Friday night, outlasting the Mississippi RiverKings 3-1 in a back-and-forth battle at Carver Arena. The win, Peoria's 11th of the season, lifts Peoria to 11-4-6 before a New Year's Eve rematch with the RiverKings. The Rivermen got on the board first midway through the opening frame. While working in the offensive zone, Peoria captain Dan Bremner circled behind the River Kings net and slid a pass to Jeff Jones, who wrapped around f... Full Story

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December 31 SPHL Mississippi RiverKings 3 at Peoria 2 Final (SO)
December 30 SPHL Mississippi RiverKings 1 at Peoria 3 Final
December 23 SPHL Peoria 1 at Evansville 2 Final (OT)
December 17 SPHL Evansville 3 at Peoria 4 Final
December 16 SPHL Peoria 3 at Evansville 0 Final
December 9 SPHL Knoxville 2 at Peoria 1 Final
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