Peoria Rivermen get new athletic trainer, Brian Riedel



Peoria Rivermen get new athletic trainer, Brian Riedel

Article reposted from Journal Star

Brian Riedel joined the Peoria Rivermen as the new trainer for the SPHL team on Sunday.

The Midwest Orthopaedic Center employee is from Sun Prairie, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point last spring.

He worked there as an athletic training student for the men’s hockey program, and was also a credentialed USA Hockey official.

“I am looking forward to growing as an athletic trainer with the Peoria Rivermen,” said Riedel, 23. “I’ve moved to Peoria, and am excited to be a community member.”

The Rivermen open the 2017-18 SPHL season in late October.

“We are excited to welcome Brian to the Rivermen family through our partnership with Midwest Orthopaedic,” Rivermen owner Bart Rogers said. “We pride ourselves on making sure our athletes are in the best possible shape, and when injuries do occur, we know they are going to be taken care of and rehabbed by the best orthopedic group in our area.”

RIVER READINGS: The Rivermen have hired Michael Miles as a ticket sales executive, handling group and single-game ticket sales. Miles, 38, holds a degree in sports management, and was a ticket sales and service intern with the St. Louis Cardinals last spring.

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