Peoria Rivermen: What’s New for the 2023-24 Season?

Peoria Rivermen

The Peoria Rivermen will play their home opener for this season on Friday, October 27.  The SPHL team returns with promotions certain to entertain fans in addition to the action on the ice they have come to love.

Promotional Games

Sunday Family Fun Days will return on December 31, January 14 and February 18.  Upper bowl tickets for kids are just $7 on Fun Days.  Pre-game activities on these dates include inflatables, face painting plus a balloon artist twisting crew creating fun balloon animals.  There will also be concession specials for kids plus a post game skate with the team.

There will also be a Peoria Rivermen game taking place at the Bloomington Arena on February 10th.  A Bloomington game took place during the 2022-23 season also which was a big hit with many Peoria fans travelling down I-74 for the game.

And the Education Game will take place on December 14 beginning at 10:30 am.  All tickets for students are only $5 and include a Rivermen souvenir.  Bus parking is free for this game.  There will be a $5 kids combo meal (pre-purchase only) or kids can bring your own lunch to eat in the arena after the game.

And on December 23, Santa will make an appearance at the game.  All promotions are subject to change.


Peoria Rivermen Player ChangesRivermen Team with President's Cup

Peoria native Alec Hagaman will no no longer be the Associate Head Coach of the Peoria Rivermen this season, however he will play a final season on the ice.  He has played nine seasons in the SPHL (8 in Peoria).  His family will be moving to Wisconsin after the season to be closer to extended family there.

Eric Levine, a former goaltending standout for the Rivermen joins the staff after a nine-year professional career (six seasons with the Rivermen) at the AHL, ECHL, and SPHL levels is now the Assistant Coach replacing Hagaman.  He is a President’s Cup champion and the SPHL leader in career shutouts. Levine is also the owner of Midwest Goalie Academy, a premier goaltender camp based in Chicago.


Peoria Rivermen - Call For Tickets

Peoria Rivermen Hockey Tickets

Save on Ticketmaster fees by buying tickets directly from the Rivermen office by calling 309-676-1040 or visiting them during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in their office at the Peoria Civic Center.  Or if you prefer to buy online, visit

Rocky’s Kids Club

Peoria Rivermen Hockey - Rockys Kids Club

Kids who are members of Rocky’s Kids Club get 4 tickets to a game (maximum of 1 per month), get to help with clean up for the Chuck a Puck promo that happens during one of the intermissions for each game.  They also get a FREE Alec Hagaman bobble-head plus are invited to a Kids Club event at First Ascent Climbing & Fitness in Peoria (date to be determined).  Membership is $39 for the season and may be purchased online at the Peoria Team Store at

Peoria Rivermen Team Store

Also available in the online Rivermen Team Store you’ll find all kinds of gear including t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, pucks, jewelry, baseball and stocking caps, goalie masks – there are over 200 items to choose from.

Did you know that you can livestream to watch or listen to the games online?  To listen to the games, visit

Or if you’d like to watch the games via a livestream, you can do so for $99 for the entire season at

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For those who have never attended a hockey game and would like to learn more about the rules and how the game is played, visit

Peoria Civic Center Security Guidelines

The Peoria Civic Center uses only cashless concessions & parking: all require a debit or credit card. There is a security checkpoint for all Rivermen games. Fans are required to go through a metal detector. Bags will be checked and fans must remove hats and empty pockets prior to scanning. Fans may carry one clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ by 12″ or one 1 gallon plastic bag. In addition, each fan may carry one small clutch that does not exceed 5″ x 8″.   There is no re-entry to the arena. Carver Arena opens 1 hour prior to game time: please allow enough time to go through security before the start of the game. For full details on all the safety guidelines, visit

For more information about the Peoria Rivermen, visit their website at or check out their Facebook page at


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