The Evansville IceMen have just announced a second NHL affiliation as they get ready to begin play in the ECHL. The IceMen have negotiated rites with the St. Louis Blues, which includes partnership with the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen. The IceMen recently announced an affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the AHL Springfield Falcons. Evansville is one of only five ECHL teams with two NHL affiliations. The IceMen’s first hockey game of the new season comes Saturday, October 13 at the FordCenter in downtown Evansville.