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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • A field trip to remember at Rivermen game

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  • The Peoria Rivermen will drop the puck with the Chicago Wolves at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning for a field trip that students are sure to remember.
    The third annual Faceoff Field Trip will be filled with educational elements and each child in attendance will receive an educational workbook that will aim to teach various subjects through hockey.
    During breaks in the action, the students will be instructed to use their workbooks to help build their knowledge of subjects such as math, science, geography and physical education using fun hockey references.
    Tickets to the game have been donated to local schools by area businesses and Rivermen season-ticket holders.
    The first ever Faceoff Field Trip was held at Carver Arena on Nov. 17, 2010 and drew 5,117 people to the game between students and fans. Last year’s contest drew 7,082 fans.
    Chicago (19-13-3-2) enters the contest sitting in second place in the AHL’s Western Conference Midwest Division, seven points behind division-leading Grand Rapids. Peoria (18-19-2-2) is three points behind and tied for fourth with Milwaukee.
    ICE CHIPS: Rivermen newcomer Chris Porter already has a pair of goals since arriving Saturday from St. Louis. Porter, 28, dressed in 47 games with the Blues last season tallying seven points including four goals and three assists. ... Porter’s goal Saturday was his first for the Rivermen since a Feb. 23 game — also against Texas at Carver Arena — during the 2010-11 season. ... Peoria All-Star defenseman Mark Cundari suffered a lower body injury Friday at Rockford and missed both weekend home games. ... The AHL All-Star Classic is scheduled for Sunday and Monday in Providence, R.I. ...The American Hockey League held its annual midyear Outdoor Classic in Hershey, Pa., with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton edging Hersey 2-1 in overtime before a sellout crowd of 17,311.
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