Category: NHL

Gino Cavallini scored what proved to be the game-winning goal for the St. Louis Blues alumni to post a 10-9 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Carver Arena Wednesday evening before a estimated crowd of 4,500 fans. The game was fundraiser to benefit the victims of the EF-4 tornado that devastated Washington and other central Illinois communities November 17, 2013. Event organizer Denis Cyr, the former Peoria Rivermen, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks winger, reunited on a line with Denis Savard for the first time since their NHL days together 30 years ago. Terry Yake had a hat trick for the Blues and Eric Daze contributed a hat trick for the Blackhawks. If you would like to contribute to the victims visit there web-site Skate Strong Hockey.  Early reports are that the night raised $ 50,000. I want to personally thank Denis Cyr for trusting me to photograph this awesome night. I hope everyone is happy with my images.

-Bob



Former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Chris “Knuckles”  Nilan was the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Peoria Rivermen Alumni Association Face Off fundraiser Thursday evening at the Lariat Club. The Rivermen alumni are a not-for-profit organization that has raised more than $20,000 in the past three years in a goal to give back to the community. Headed up by former Rivermen defenseman Luke Gruden, the alumni provide scholarships to deserving high school hockey players, help former Peoria Rivermen players and assist with area youth hockey associations. Nilan, who played eight seasons in the NHL and was part of a Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens team, was an enforcer whose career and life was portrayed in the movie “The Last Gladiators.”

-Bob


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