Category: RiverKings

Kyle Rank stopped all 32 shots against and blanked the Mississippi RiverKings on Sunday, the Peoria Rivermen goaltender broke the SPHL record for shutouts in a season with six. Previously, the record had been held by Louisiana’s Riley Gill, who collected five shutouts just one year ago. Overall, the 26-year-old leads the league with a 1.64 goals against average and .948 saves rate. He is 14-5-0 on the season and 9-4-0 with the Rivermen since being traded from the Fayetteville FireAntz on Dec. 18 for future considerations. Rank dealt his second shutout of the weekend while Parker Stanfield notched two goals to lead Peoria to a 3-0 victory before 2,791 fans at Carver Arena.

-Bob



The Peoria Rivermen mustered up 43 shots on Saturday, but only one found the back of the net as the Mississippi RiverKings edged Peoria, 2-1 at Carver Arena. RiverKings’ goaltender Dan McWhinney made 42 saves, while forward Matt Whitehead netted the game-winner less than two minutes into the third as the visitors topped Peoria for the second straight night. After starting the season with back-to-back wins, the loss drops Peoria to 2-2-0-0 in their first SPHL season. Starting goaltender Russ Stein went the distance in his third appearance of the year, but suffered the defeat after allowing two goals on 35 shots.The Rivs wore specialty military/ camouflage jerseys, which were auctioned off live after the game.

-Bob



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