Monday, September 09, 2019

The Peoria Rivermen to Host Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants on Friday, February 28, 2020

Peoria, Illinois: The Peoria Rivermen has announced the sponge-tastic news that the professional SPHL ice hockey team will hold a Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants on Friday, February 28, 2020! The ice hockey match will take place at the Peoria Civic Center (Carver Arena) in Peoria, IL. as part of the Southern Professional Hockey League's 2019-2020 season.

The evening will see Head Coach Jean-Guy Trudel’s group wear SpongeBob SquarePants specialty jerseys presented by Health Alliance. SpongeBob himself will get a look, as the character who lives in a pineapple from under the sea will be appearing inside the Peoria Civic Center from 6-9PM! The jerseys will be available for purchase through a live auction the game.

“I think these jerseys have become a staple of our promotions calendar and part of our franchise’s identity,” Rivermen minority owner Bart Rogers told the Journal Star when talking about the team's upcoming range of specialty jerseys. “We know how to do these. We were among the first teams to wear specialty jerseys back when we were in the ECHL, and our fans just want more and more of these.

“My favorite is Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob", added Rogers, "it’s going to be really fun.”

Additionally, the club will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, March 28, 2020, will see the Rivermen dressed in jerseys that include the names of those who have battled cancer. The names on that jersey are nominated by the fans, and members of the team.

The Peoria Rivermen's Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants is the latest Nickelodeon-themed promotion by the team, following Nickelodeon Night featuring PAW Patrol in February 2019.

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