The rumors continue to circulate in Peoria. This may be the last schedule we see for Peoria. The Rivermen are in the last year of their lease agreement with the Peoria Civic Center. I do not see AHL hockey in Peoria after this season. I continue to hear the rumors of 1. St. Charles MO 2. Kansas City MO 3. Oklahoma City OK. The Rivermen front office knows about these rumors too and have not been able to confirm or deny. In the end, it will be the Peoria Civic Center that runs the team out of town. Broken promises to the team, poor services, lack of staffing during games, small percentages on concession revenue and overall lack of caring will have either of the 3 cities above drooling to have a AHL team in their town.
I just hope these are only rumors. Quad Cities went through it last year. Then at the end of the season the rumors were confirmed. The Calgary Flames will move their AHL affiliate. It smells the same way here in Peoria.
Until it happens though...I will enjoy watching the prospects.