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Ben Oskroba Announces Retirement

October 7, 2020 - PEORIA - On Wednesday afternoon, longtime Rivermen defenseman Ben Oskroba announced his retirement from the game of hockey. The blue liner played in all seven seasons of the SPHL-era Rivermen to date, and currently sits fourth among games played by a defenseman in the team's 38 year franchise history. Oskroba's final game came with the Rivermen in a shootout win on Sunday, March 8th against Roanoke inside Carver Arena. From there, the regular season was cancelled due to COVID-19, which has also forced the Rivermen to opt ... Full Story

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Peoria Rivermen Franchise to Sit out for 2020-21 Season

October 6, 2020 - PEORIA - The Peoria Rivermen announced today they will opt to sit out for the 2020-21 SPHL season. The State of Illinois is currently in Phase 4 of the "Restore Illinois" plan, which prohibits individuals from attending large gatherings, such as Rivermen Hockey games at Peoria Civic Center's Carver Arena without a proven vaccine or cure for COVID-19. The current mandate allows for only 50 people to attend a Rivermen Hockey game. "The past seven months have been the most trying of my 28 years in the sports and entertain... Full Story

Former Rivermen Defenseman Amburgey Dies at Age 29

August 30, 2020 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen are incredibly saddened to learn that former defenseman Tyler Amburgey passed away on Sunday, August 30th. He is survived by his wife Aimee, Daughter Rylee, and the entire hockey community. Amburgey, a native of Rowlett, TX, enjoyed a successful junior playing career in the USHL, most notably with the Dubuque Fighting Saints where he captured a Clark Cup with the team in 2010-11. He then turned pro and played 34 games for the Rivermen in the club's inaugural SPHL season (2013-14), befor... Full Story

Hagaman Back for Year Seven

August 22, 2020 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen re-signed team captain Alec Hagaman to a contract for the 2020-21 season on Saturday. Hagaman becomes the fifth player signed ahead of next season for the Rivermen. 2020-21 Season Tickets are available now by calling (309)-680-3791, or emailing [email protected] to learn more. Hagaman, 30, will captain the Rivermen for a third straight year. He's expected to become just the fourth player in franchise history to have played parts of seven seasons with the club, joining Rivermen Hall of Fame... Full Story

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