Rivermen Finish 3rd, Will Open Playoffs vs Houston

By WEEK Producer

Rivermen Finish 3rd, Will Open Playoffs vs Houston

April 10, 2011 Updated Apr 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM CDT

The Peoria Rivermen have finished the regular season in 3rd-place in the AHL West Division and will face the Houston Aeros in the first round of the 2011 Calder Cup playoffs.

This is the third playoff berth in the Rivermen AHL era and all three first round matchups have been against the Houston Aeros. The Rivermen were swept in four games in 2006 and lost in seven games in their 2009 appearance.

Peoria finished this season with a 4-1-0-1 record against the Aeros but have not faced Houston since Feb. 13.

West Division Semifinal – Series “H” (best-of-7)
W2-Houston Aeros vs. W3-Peoria Rivermen
Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 13 – Peoria at Houston, 7:05 CT
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 15 – Peoria at Houston, 7:35 CT
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 18 – Houston at Peoria, 7:05 CT
Game 4 – Tue., Apr. 19 – Houston at Peoria, 7:05 CT
*Game 5 – Wed., Apr. 20 – Houston at Peoria, 7:05 CT
*Game 6 – Fri., Apr. 22 – Peoria at Houston, 7:35 CT
*Game 7 – Sun., Apr. 24 – Peoria at Houston, 4:05 CT

Courtesy Peoria Rivermen