In a division where all 8 teams are playing over .500 hockey the Rivermen have now managed to claw their way up into the 4th spot with 43 points and a .597pct. That would be only 2 points away from the 3rd spot.
It was Peoria's third straight victory and raised its all-time record against the former Omaha franchise to 21-3-3. The surging Rivermen earned points for the 17th time in 21 games, moving to within two of third-place San Antonio in the AHL's West Division.
I think a lot of it is growing pains and the adjustment to the speed. Along with culture schock I always notice that the Euro kids take a bit of time to adjust to the game and local surroundings. He has shown that he has potential. We should see. Our D unit is on a pretty good streak. He is the low man on the pole at this point. I don't know if he is able to go to Alaska or not. But that would only scare him back home IMO.