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Dion Activated from IR Among Other Moves

March 3, 2020 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Peoria Rivermen News Release

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Rivermen announced earlier today that forward and alternate captain Cody Dion has been activated from the 30-day IR. Dion will be eligible to play in Peoria's next game coming Friday, March 6 th against Birmingham. In order to make a roster spot available for Dion, the club has released forward Nathan Pelligra. Head coach Jean-Guy Trudel also released goaltender Ryland Pashovitz.

Dion, 29, last played on January 31 st against Quad City. The power forward missed all 12 games in February with a lower-body injury. Cody has skated in 30 games with the Rivermen this season, tallying six goals and six assists. Including playoffs, Friday will be Dion's 260 th SPHL game.

Pelligra, 27, played six games with the Rivermen after being signed mid-February. He scored his lone goal with Peoria in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss against Pensacola. Pashovitz was in goal for Saturday's loss, making 33 saves. The 24-year-old rookie goaltender went 5-1-1 with the Rivermen, registering a .914 save percentage to go with a 2.10 goals against average.

Another goaltender is expected to sign with the Rivermen before Friday's game.

Group and single game tickets for Peoria's 38th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Toyota Box Office in the Peoria Civic Center, at the Rivermen office, located at 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, or over the phone at (309) 676-1040.

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