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Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen made history Friday night, and the Macon Mayhem were first-hand witnesses at Carver Arena in front of 2,791 fans. Peoria grabbed a quick lead and never looked back en route to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Mayhem. The win, Peoria’s fourth in a row, marks the best start for the franchise since the 1991-92 IHL season. The club has never began a season 5-0.


The Rivermen kicked the scoring off just prior to the midway point of the opening period. Center Alec Baer corralled a loose puck along the right wing boards and sent a pass across the face-off circle to teammate Darren McCormick, who fired a shot off a goal post and in on Mayhem netminder Kevin Entmaa for the 1-0 edge at 9:39 of the first period.

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