Rivermen Release Home Schedule
Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen, in conjunction with the Southern Professional Hockey League, have announced the dates of the team's 2018-19 home games today. The Rivermen will open their home slate November 2 at Carver Arena, and include 11 Fridays, 11 Saturdays, five Sundays, and one 10 AM Thursday contest in mid-December. With the exception of December 13, all Peoria's home games will begin as they did during the 2017-18 season, at 7:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 3:05 PM on Sundays.
The Rivermen will begin their season away from Carver Arena before returning to the Peoria Civic Center for their home opener Friday, November 2, followed by a pair of home games November 9 & 10. Peoria will then host their next games Friday & Saturday the 23rd and 24th of November following Thanksgiving.
Peoria will host four home games in the final month of 2018, playing at Carver Arena Friday and Saturday December 8 & 9 before hosting the first morning game in Peoria's SPHL era December 13 at 10 AM, following that with a 7:15 PM contest the next night.
The Rivermen will return to Carver Arena after the turn of the calendar to 2019 with a trio of games January 4-6, including Peoria's first Family Fun Sunday game of the season. Peoria will host another three-game weekend Friday through Sunday, January 18-20.
Peoria's home schedule will resume with a single game Friday, February 8, proceeded by a pair of home dates the following Friday and Saturday, February 15 & 16. The Rivermen will then host a trio of games February 22-24 to close out the home portion of the month of February.
The Rivermen will open a three-game, three-night home weekend March 1-3, followed by back-to-back road weekends while the Illinois High School Association hosts its annual March Madness basketball event at the Peoria Civic Center. Peoria will return home for games March 23, 29, and 30, and April 6 to conclude the regular season.
The Rivermen are scheduled to open their 2018 training camp in early October before opening their regular season schedule later in the month. A full schedule of Peoria's games, home and away, along with opponents for each, as well as the Rivermen Promotional Calendar, will be announced later this summer.
Group and season tickets for Peoria's 37th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Toyota Box Office in the Peoria Civic Center, or by phone at the Rivermen office, located at 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, or over the phone at (309) 676-1040.
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