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Peoria Rivermen
Peoria Rivermen.svg
City Peoria, Illinois
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division West Division
Founded 2005
Home arena Carver Arena
Colors Royal blue, dark blue, gold, white                    
Owner(s) Sports Capital Partners Worldwide
General manager Kevin McDonald
Head coach Rick Wamsley
Media Peoria Journal Star Hippie Radio 101.1
Affiliates St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Franchise history
1926 to 1951 Springfield Indians
1951 to 1954 Syracuse Warriors
1954 to 1967 Springfield Indians
1967 to 1974 Springfield Kings
1974 to 1994 Springfield Indians
1994 to 2005 Worcester IceCats
2005 to present Peoria Rivermen

The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Peoria, Illinois, USA at the Carver Arena.

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History

This is the third franchise to use the "Peoria Rivermen" name as they began play in October 2005. In its previous incarnations as the Worcester IceCats and the Springfield Indians, it is the oldest minor league hockey franchise extant and the fourth oldest professional hockey franchise, behind the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

This market was previously served by:

Player records

According to the 2008–09 AHL Guide & Record Book...Updated after each season

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All-time regular season leaders

Individual regular season

All-time playoff leaders

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2005–06 80 46 26 3 5 100 253 226 3rd, West
2006–07 80 37 33 2 8 84 221 242 5th, West
2007–08 80 38 33 4 5 85 247 242 7th, West
2008–09 80 43 31 2 4 92 215 211 2nd, West

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2005–06 L, 0–4, Houston
2006–07 Out of playoffs.
2007–08 Out of playoffs.
2008–09 L, 3-4, Houston

Team captains

Coaches

Current roster

As of March 15, 2010. Data taken from team website. Rivermen.net: Players

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth
1 United States Joe Fallon L February 1, 1985 Bemidji, Minnesota
30 United States Ben Bishop L November 21, 1986 Denver, Colorado
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
5 United States Nate Guenin R December 10, 1982 Sewickley, Pennsylvania
15 Canada T. J. Fast R September 2, 1987 Calgary, Alberta
25 Canada Tyson Strachan R October 30, 1984 Melfort, Saskatchewan
26 United States Bryce Lampman L August 31, 1982 Rochester, Minnesota
36 United States Justin Fletcher L March 30, 1983 Maryville, Illinois
41 Canada Daryl Boyle R February 24, 1987 Sparwood, British Columbia
44 Sweden Jonas Junland L November 15, 1987 Linköping, Sweden
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
7 Canada Pascal Pelletier RW L June 16, 1983 Labrador City, Newfoundland
10 Canada Nicholas Drazenovic C R January 14, 1987 Prince George, British Columbia
11 Canada Chris Porter LW L May 29, 1984 Thunder Bay, Ontario
12 Canada Julian Talbot C L March 24, 1985 Wahnapitae, Ontario
14 United States Matt McIlvane C R November 2, 1985 Downers Grove, Illinois
17 Canada Derek Armstrong C R April 23, 1973 Ottawa, Ontario
18 Canada Cam Paddock C R March 22, 1983 North Vancouver, British Columbia
19 Canada Adam Cracknell RW R July 15, 1985 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
20 Denmark Lars Eller C L May 8, 1989 Rodovre, Denmark
24 Canada Mitch Love LW L June 15, 1984 Quesnel, British Columbia
27 United States Barry Tallackson RW R April 14, 1983 Grafton, North Dakota
29 Canada Brett Sonne C L May. 16, 1989 Maple Ridge, British Columbia
32 Canada Pierre-Cedric Labrie LW R December 6, 1986 Baie-Comeau, Quebec
38 Canada Ryan Reaves RW R January 20, 1987 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Staff
Title Staff Member
Head Coach Rick Wamsley
Assistant Coach Drake Berehowsky

References

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