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Rivermen perform heroic comeback in 5-2 win

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen erased a 2-0 deficit to the Macon Mayhem with five unanswered and four in the third period for a 5-2 win in front of 4,669 fans inside Carver Arena Saturday night. The win, Peoria’s third in a row, moves them to 23-4-3 to maintain the top spot in the SPHL standings. The Rivermen concluded their five game homestand with a 4-1-0. The loss drops Macon to 9-19-5, as they continue to occupy the last place position in the Southern Professional Hockey League.

For the second straight night, the Mayhem jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening period of play. Mayhem center Josh Cousineau raced into the Rivermen zone and slipped a shot on goal that was turned aside by Rivermen goaltender Ryland Pahsovitz, but the rebound popped off Pashovitz’s pad for Josh Koepplinger to jam it past Pashovitz for the 1-0 edge at 8:40 of the opening frame.