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Thompson Signed, Smutek Suspended

February 19, 2020 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Everett Thompson to a standard player contract (SPC). In other news, the SPHL has announced suspensions from last week's games, and Rivermen defenseman Skyler Smutek has been suspended for one game. Thompson, 26, comes to the Rivermen from FPHL-Carolina, where he scored five goals and registered 19 points in 25 games. The Walker, MI native began the season with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, but was released a... Full Story

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McMartin Returns Amid Flurry of Trnsactions

February 18, 2020 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen announced four transactions ahead of the team's road trip to Roanoke later in the week. Jean-Guy Trudel announced on Tuesday that the club has received defenseman Brandon McMartin back from his loan to ECHL-Orlando. McMartin, 26, did not see game action in his one week stint with the Solar Bears. In 19 games with Peoria, the Toronto native scored one goal and collected 12 points to go with a +9 rating. The team also signed forward Konner Haas ahead of Frida... Full Story

Rivermen Edge Thunderbolts in Penalty Plagued Game, 2-1

February 16, 2020 - Peoria, IL - A combined 139 penalty minutes were handed to Peoria and Evansville, but goals from Zach Nieminen and Jordan Ernst helped the Rivermen take the weekend series with the Thunderbolts Sunday evening. The Rivermen improve to 28-6-4, maintaining the top seed in the SPHL with 60 points. Evansville sits sixth in the league with a 21-14-5 mark. The Rivermen have 18 games left in their season and continue to near securing a playoff spot. The club's magic number in order to secure a playof... Full Story

Fregeau Gets Gordie Howe Hat Trick in 4-1 Win over Evansville

February 14, 2020 - Peoria, IL - Paul Fregeau registered the first Gordie Howe Hat Trick in nearly two years for the Rivermen as part of a 4-1 win over Evansville Friday night inside Carver Arena. The win improves Peoria's record to 27-6-4, while ending a five game win streak for the Thunderbolts, who stand 21-13-5. Eric Levine won for the Rivermen with a 22 save performance. Brian Billett took the loss with a 37 save outing for the visitors. After dominating a first period that offered no goals in Thursday's... Full Story

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February 21 SPHL Peoria at Roanoke 7:05 p.m.
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February 16 SPHL Evansville 1 at Peoria 2 Final
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