Knoxville, TN – Despite a hard effort from the Rivermen by putting 40 shots on goal, a three goal, first period for Knoxville helped the Ice Bears take the first of two meetings on the weekend over Peoria by a 5-2 decision.
Ryland Pashovitz took the crease for Peoria and suffered his first loss with the team while making 17 saves. Joe Murdaca took the win for the Ice Bears with a 38 save performance. The loss gives Peoria its first set of back-to-back regulation losses this season, with the team dropping to 25-6-3. Knoxville improved to 21-15-3 with the win.
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