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St. Louis Game Time's RIVER READINGS for March 3, 2013

The St. Louis Blues and their primary minor-league affiliates (Peoria Rivermen / AHL and Evansville IceMen / ECHL) are all franchises that are "rollin' on the river," teams based in cities along some of America's major historic rivers. Here's your weekly review of the last seven days of news and notes for Peoria and Evansville, and a look ahead at next week's schedule for both clubs.

Paulie, we hardly knew ye... the Blues have sent Paul Karpowich back down to Evansville after two weeks of opening the door for Mike McKenna in Peoria.  Photo courtesy of Peoria Rivermen (www.rivermen,net).
Paulie, we hardly knew ye... the Blues have sent Paul Karpowich back down to Evansville after two weeks of opening the door for Mike McKenna in Peoria. Photo courtesy of Peoria Rivermen (www.rivermen,net).

River Readings...

By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department

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THE WEEK IN REVIEW, PEORIA EDITION:

Peoria 1 at Rockford 4, Friday, Mar. 1, 2013.

LINK to AHL game sheet.

"Fading Rivermen lose again to IceHogs, 4-1." LINK to article at the Peoria Journal-Star website.

Peoria 4 vs Grand Rapids 1, Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013.

LINK to AHL game sheet.

"Rivermen end homestand by scoring three quickly on way to 4-1 victory." LINK to article at the Peoria Journal-Star website.

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Peoria Rivermen players celebrate a goal in the first period of Saturday's AHL game with the Grand Rapids Griffins at Carver Arena (Ron Johnson/Journal Star).

THE WEEK AHEAD, PEORIA EDITION:

Lake Erie

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 ... Game Time 7:00 PM EST at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH. NHL Affiliate: Colorado Avalanche.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 ... Game Time 7:00 PM EST at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH. NHL Affiliate: Colorado Avalanche.

Hamilton

Saturday, March 9, 2013 ... Game Time 7:00 PM EST at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON. NHL Affiliate: Montreal Canadiens.

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THE WEEK IN REVIEW, EVANSVILLE EDITION:

Evansville 6 vs Toledo 3, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. LINK to ECHL game sheet.

Evansville 1 at Toledo 7, Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013. LINK to ECHL game sheet.

THE WEEK AHEAD, EVANSVILLE EDITION:

Cincinnati

Sunday, March 3, 2013 ... Game Time 7:15 PM CST at Ford Center, Evansville, IN. NHL Affiliates: Florida / Nashville.

Kalamazoo

Friday, March 8, 2013 ... Game Time 7:30 PM EST at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI. NHL Affiliate: Vancouver Canucks.

Cincinnati

Saturday, March 9, 2013 ... Game Time 7:35 PM EST at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH. NHL Affiliates: Florida / Nashville.