Vancouver http://peoriapublicradio.org en Vancouver Canucks buying Peoria Rivermen http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/vancouver-canucks-buying-peoria-rivermen <p></p><p>The Vancouver Canucks are buying the Peoria Rivermen hockey team. &nbsp;The St. Louis Blues confirmed the sale of its franchise, pending approval by the American Hockey League. &nbsp;The Rivermen are leaving Peoria at the end of the season. &nbsp;The Blues notified the Civic Center last week that it was buying out the remainder of its contract for a reported $90,000. The Blues had two seasons remaining on their Rivermen contract with the Civic Center. &nbsp;The news comes after multiple seasons of low attendance at home games. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:43:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3320 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Vancouver Canucks buying Peoria Rivermen