The Peoria Rivermen were founded in 1982–83 in the International Hockey League, operating under owner Ken Wilson as the Peoria Prancers. The franchise was taken over by the Peoria Civic Center in 1984, which held a contest with the Peoria Journal Star newspaper to rename the team with Rivermen as the winner. The IHL's Peoria Rivermen began operations for the 1984–85 season and won the Turner Cup in their first season. They were bought by Bruce Saurs in the summer of 1989 and he owned the club for 19 seasons. In 1996, the organization left the IHL and joined the East Coast Hockey League when the IHL franchise relocated to become the San Antonio Dragons.
This Gildan t-shirt has a classic fit with thick cotton fabric.
• 100% cotton • Ash is 99% cotton, 1% polyester • Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester • Pre-shrunk • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping