Category: Hat Trick

Spent some time shooting some images this afternoon at the Peoria Civic Center of this years Peoria Rivermen hockey training camp. The team is under the leadership of first year head coach Dave Allison, with returning stars Jake Allen, T.J. Hensick, Anthony Peluso, Mark Cundari, Adam Cracknell and St. Louis Blues 2010 14th overall pick left winger Jaden Schwartz. Looking forward to great season in the AHL this winter in P-town. Click here to view the complete Rivermen 2012-12 training camp roster.

-Bob

Goalie Alex Stalock made 31 saves and T.J. Hensick scored the only goal as the Peoria Rivermen shutout the San Antonio Rampage 1-0 on Sunday evening at Carver Arena before 3,845 fans. It is the ninth shutout of the season by Rivermen goaltenders and the first for Stalock who was making his first start since joining the team. The Rivermen snapped a five-game skid (0-4-0-1) now have a record of 37-30-2-2, 78 points and a tie for eighth place in the AHL Western Conference.T.J. Hensick scored with 0.5 seconds remaining in the second period. With a faceoff inside the Rampage zone and 5.6 seconds left, Cade Fairchild fired a slap shot that went wide of the net but bounced off the wall right to Hensick who shot the puck into the open goal. Click Here for Box Score.

-Bob

Mike Duco earned a hat trick and Eddie Lack made 30 saves as the Chicago Wolves beat the Peoria Rivermen 5-2 on Friday night at Carver Arena before 4,931 fans. Brett Sonne and Stefan Della Rovere scored Peoria’s two goals as they saw their three-game winning streak, and four-game point streak, come to an end. The Rivermen are now 17-16-2-1 and are currently in fourth place in the Midwest Division, just one point back of the Wolves. Duco scored at the 11:50 mark of the second period to build Chicago a 2-0 lead and start s string of three goals over the next 2:48. The Rivermen cut the lead in half 15 seconds later as Della Rovere ripped a turnaround shot over Eddie Lack’s glove for his third of the season. Byron Bitz scored for Chicago at 13:38 to restore the Wolves’ two-goal lead. The hat trick from Duco came on an empty-netter with 1:11 to play. Click here for the official stats.

-Bob

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