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2018 Rivermen Off-Season Thread

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From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star

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Published on May 3, 2018
Peoria Rivermen teammates Connor "Garbage Man" Gorman and Ryan "Big Country" Siiro box with giant gloves between innings at the Peoria Chiefs Midwest League game in Dozer Park on 5-3-18. Courtesy Peoria Chiefs.
 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, JMC-STL said:

From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star

 

Are you going through withdrawals yet?

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2 hours ago, SJSharkies4ever said:

Are you going through withdrawals yet?

If you mean me, then no.  Not until the last North American-based hockey league playoffs end.  And then there's always the Australian Ice Hockey League, whose playoffs are on the first week end of September.  That leaves about a 2-week period before the NAHL starts up again.  THAT gap is when I plunge into a deep depression.  I suppose I could always start following the KHL, whose regular season starts in late August.  Russia.gif

But I figgered I'd start this thread to entertain any & all Rivermen fans who might stop by this summer.  Not all of us have such wide-ranging hockey interests.

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From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star > Sports

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Rivermen will renew old rivalry as QC set to join SPHL

By Dave Eminian
Journal Star sports reporter

Posted at 7:00 PM

PEORIA — The Peoria Rivermen will have a chance to reignite an old rivalry with Quad City again.

SPHL league sources on Tuesday said Quad City will join the class-A level pro league as an expansion team for the 2018-19 season. ...

Peoria, Quad City and Evansville now will represent a midwest faction of the SPHL, which was a 10-team league this past season. ...

Scott Mullen, the executive director of TaxSlayer Center in Moline, told the Quad-City Times on Tuesday that his facility will have a hockey team next season, and will stage a news conference on Wednesday to identify what league it will operate in. ...

 

Read more at: http://www.pjstar.com/sports/20180522/rivermen-will-renew-old-rivalry-as-qc-set-to-join-sphl

 

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From: The Peoria Rivermen > News-Stats > Rivermen Headlines

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June 10, 2018 - 09:07 pm

Brad Kupiec
Rivermen Announce 2018-19 Hall of Fame Inductees

Pekin native Kaebel, longtime voice Ulrich, to enter Rivermen Hall of Fame

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team plans to induct former IHL and ECHL Rivermen winger Karl “Butch” Kaebel into the its Hall of Fame during the 2018-19 season. Additionally, longtime Rivermen broadcast voice Norm Ulrich, who passed away last October, will be posthumously inducted into the Hall’s Builders Wing.

Kaebel, a native of Pekin, spent parts of six seasons with the Rivermen, spanning the team’s IHL and ECHL eras. All told, Kaebel played in 258 regular-season and postseason games for Peoria, notching 67 goals and 77 assists. Kaebel, now 51, posted a career-year in 1996-97, Peoria’s first in the ECHL, when he tallied 27 goals and assisted on 37 others over the course of 57 games playing for his hometown team. ...

Ulrich, meanwhile, will enter the Builders Wing of the Rivermen Hall of Fame after Peoria’s legendary play-by-play broadcaster spent 14 seasons calling Rivermen hockey, working for the Rivermen from 1988-92 and from 1995 until his retirement following the 2006-07 AHL season. Ulrich was perhaps best known to fans for his calls of Peoria’s IHL Turner Cup victory in 1991 and their double-overtime victory over Louisiana to clinch the 2000 ECHL Kelly Cup, as well as his coverage of the 1990-91 team’s pro hockey record 18-game winning streak. Ulrich’s enshrinement will mark just the second posthumous induction in the Rivermen Hall of Fame, following Bud Gingher’s 2002 induction.

Kaebel and Ulrich will go into the Rivermen Hall of Fame with a ceremony to be held at a TBD Rivermen home game during the 2018-19 season. ...

 

Read more at: http://www.rivermen.net/news-stats/rivermen-headlines/article/2018/06/rivermen-announce-2018-19-hall-of-fame-inductees

 

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