The Peoria Rivermen kicked off the 2012 American Hockey League preseason schedule with a 2-1 shootout decision over the Chicago Wolves on Monday night at Carver Arena.

It was the first of 40 preseason games to be held in the league this year and the first of three for Peoria.

Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne scored in the fifth and sixth rounds of the shootout while goaltender Paul Karpowich stopped the final four shooters he faced to earn the win.


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