01/19/2017 2:40 PM
PEORIA, IL- The Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Team confirm that there was a bus accident outside of Peoria, IL in Morton, IL. The bus was flipped on one side right off of an exit ramp. All players have been accounted for and have been transported to a local hospital to determine the extent of the injuries. We can confirm that there seem to be no life-threatening injuries to players, staff or personnel. The Columbus Cottonmouths are working diligently to ensure the safety of their players and staff and that all involved are being treated promptly.
The Cottonmouths were set to play the Peoria Rivermen on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at 8:05PM EST. The Cottonmouths are waiting for reports to confirm the cause of the accident and cannot confirm if either game in Peoria, IL will still be played this weekend. Any information will be released as soon as it becomes available.