Category: Barons

The Peoria Rivermen struck first and never looked back as they took down the first-place Oklahoma City Barons on Friday night 4-2 at Carver Arena before 5,585 fans. Four Rivermen players had multi-point games, highlighted by Danny Syvret’s three points (one goal, two assists). Jake Allen stopped 27 shots to earn his seventh victory of the year. Peoria outshot Oklahoma City 35-29. The Rivermen went two-for-five on the man advantage while the Barons failed to score on their only powerplay opportunity in the game. The Rivs picked up their 31st win of the season (31-25-2-1). Click here for complete game stats.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen were over-powered 7-2 by Oklahoma City Thursday night at Carver Arena snapping there five-game winning streak in front of 4,146 fans. The Rivermen remained atop the Western Conference and West Division, thanks to losses elsewhere in the league by Milwaukee and San Antonio. It was a historic night for 38-year-old Bryan Helmer an 18-year pro who posted a three-point night and broke the AHL’s all-time career record for points by a defenseman. Helmer surpassed former Philadelphia Phantoms defenseman John Slaney for that top spot. His record 520th point came on a drive from above the left circle past rookie All-Star goaltender Jake Allen, who had his worst outing as a pro. Graham Mink and rookie Stefan Della Rovere scored Peoria’s goals. Oklahoma City got two goals and two assists from Alexandre Giroux, three assists from Brad Moran, and two assists each from Ryan O’Marra and Alex Plante.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen held a post-game auction for there special game worn “Pink in the Rink Night” jerseys. All of the proceeds from the evenings auction will be presented to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen hockey team continued to struggle in a 3-1 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons at the Peoria Civic Center Saturday. Peoria played the game in special pink jerseys to show there support for breast cancer. The “Think Pink in the Rink Night” to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure drew a crowd of 5,980 fans.

-Bob

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