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WALKER LIFTS RIVERMEN TO VICTORY WITH SECOND STRAIGHT HAT TRICK SATURDAY

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen got the second three-goal performance from winger Beau Walker in as many nights and cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Evansville Thunderbolts at Carver Arena Saturday. The win, Peoria’s third in their last four games, improves them to 38-7-9 on the season, setting a new SPHL record with 85 standings points before next weekend’s games against the Macon Mayhem.

 

The Rivermen opened the scoring for the second straight night when they cashed in on the game’s first power play in the opening period. With Thunderbollts defenseman Wyatt Trumbley in the box for hooking, Rivermen captain Alec Hagaman took a pass from the right-wing corner, and rifled a one-timer from the circle past Thunderbolts netminder Alex Murray for a 1-0 lead at 16:47 of the period.

 

Photo Credit: Dennis Sievers/Peoria Rivermen

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