Vancouver, B.C. - Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced today that the American Hockey League (AHL) Board of Governors has approved the club’s purchase of the Peoria Rivermen franchise. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The purchase of the Peoria Rivermen franchise allows Canucks Sports & Entertainment to assume full control of their minor league development program. No determination has been made relative to the operation of the franchise for the 2013-14 season.