Peoria Rivermen (IHL)

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Peoria Rivermen
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City Peoria, Illinois
League International Hockey League
Founded 1982
Home arena Carver Arena
Colors Blue, Red, and Yellow
Franchise history
1982–1984 Peoria Prancers
1984–1996 Peoria Rivermen

The Peoria Rivermen were an ice hockey team in the International Hockey League. They played in Peoria, Illinois, USA at the Carver Arena.

History[edit]

The Peoria Rivermen were born in 1982–83 in the old International Hockey League, operating under owner Ken Wilson as the Peoria Prancers. The franchise was taken over by the Peoria Civic Center in 1984, which held a contest with the Peoria Journal Star newspaper to rename the team. Rivermen was the winner. The Peoria Rivermen operated in the 1984–85 season and won the IHL's Turner Cup. They were bought by Bruce Saurs in the summer of 1989, and he owned the club for 18 seasons.

They held professional hockey's longest winning streak at 18 games from 1991 until the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League broke the record by winning 28 consecutive games in 2012.

Owner Bruce Saurs died in July 2014.[1]

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