Danville’s David S. Palmer Arena is already home to the Danville Dashers of the FHL (Federal Hockey League), the city can now welcome the Danville Riverhawks Professional Basketball Club to the arena. The Danville Riverhawks will make their debut at the David S. Palmer Arena on Saturday, December 20th at 7pm vs. Grand Rapids Cyclones at their home opener. The Riverhawks will be headed up by Devin Glover-Johnson who will serve at Team President, and Floyd Brown who will serve as the team’s Vice-President. Glover-Johnson and Brown are no strangers to Central Illinois. From 2005-2007 Glover-Johnson attended and played basketball at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. Brown and his family moved to the area in 2003, and called Urbana home for more than 10 years before recently moving closer to his hometown Chicago. When asked why they wanted to start a basketball franchise in Danville, Glover-Johnson said, “It was just a great opportunity for us to come back to an area with so much basketball history and do something positive for a place that’s done so much for us. Having played in the Dustbowl Tournament and junior college around here, I understand how passionate the area is about the game.” Glover-Johnson also explained how they hoped the team provides opportunities for area players to showcase their talents on a high level and further their careers. The Riverhawks are slated to play 10 regular season home games at David S. Palmer Arena and will provide a fun, affordable form of entertainment for families. Schedule
If you haven’t come out to the see the Danville Dashers, get your tickets and come on out!
They still have over 20 home season games on their schedule. They are lead by new head coach and general manager, Steve Harrison. Steve has 30 years of professional hockey experience both playing and coaching. The Dashers are also sporting a new look this season! You can’t miss them in their Black, White and Safety Orange this 2014-15 season! Schedule