Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peoria Rivermen: Bruce Saurs Hockey Weekend in Peoria

The Peoria Rivermen will pay tribute to legendary owner Bruce Saurs on opening weekend this year with “Bruce Saurs Hockey Weekend in Peoria,” presented by Heritage Bank, on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at Carver Arena. Both nights will feature a 7:05 p.m. puck drop against Huntsville, as well as a big-time giveaway, specialty jerseys and a fantastic group ticket special.

With the support of Heritage Bank, the Rivermen will offer free magnetic schedules to the first 1,500 fans through the doors both Friday and Saturday. Plus, ticket prices will be knocked back to just $8 to commemorate “88” years of life for the Peoria sports icon, who passed away July 10.

Furthermore, the Rivermen will honor Saurs by wearing special edition jerseys each night. The custom sweaters, which bare the Peoria Journal Star’s image of Saurs drinking from the IHL’s Turner Cup during the 1990-91 season, will be auctioned off live at Carver Arena following the Saturday night contest. $2 hot dogs and $2 Bud Light drafts will also be available each night courtesy of the Peoria Civic Center, Centerplate Catering and Bud Light.

To order tickets call the Rivermen Office at 309-676-1040.

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