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    Official Website of the Peoria Youth Hockey Association

    PYHA Spring Development

    March 28 – May 3   2017 @ Owens Center Peoria, IL

    -Each player will receive a reversible PYHA Spring Jersey

    Cost: Players $135.00      Goalies $65.00

    House League Tournament

    To the right you will find the 2016-2017 House Tournament brackets for the Squirt, PeeWee/Bantam, and Bantam/Midget divisions. The brackets will be updated throughout the tournament here on the WWW.PYHA.ORG website. Please check the date listed on the link as it will show when it was last updated.

    We also strongly encourage those running the score clock or scoresheet to print off a copy of the House Tournament Rules to keep with you during the tournament as there are some changes from the regular season. We had added clarification on for the Squirt level and the running clocks to the rules.


    The PYHA Annual Banquet and Election will be held on THURSDAY MARCH 9, 2016 at the Peoria Owens Center.

    Please print the attached form, include payment (checks made payable to “PYHA”) and place in an envelope in the upstairs PYHA lock box.
            • $10/Family if paid by March 1st
            • $30/Family if paid AFTER March 1st

    Additional details will be communicated as they are locked in for that day. Please contact Jenny Kravetz with any questions:

    Also at that banquet will be our annual election, held to fill the PYHA Board which consists of 12 elected Directors, each serving a 3 year term on a staggered basis.  Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for the board of directors must submit a statement of candidacy no later than 11:59PM February 8th 2017 to: 
         Board Secretary: Kim Hillman -
    OR Board President: Luke Gruden -

    Regular mail, submittals may be made to:
    Attention:Kim Hillman or Luke Gruden
    P. O. Box 3692
    Peoria, IL 61612-3692

    The Statement of Candidacy should include:
    • Your history with PYHA, (e.g. Number of years, number of players and levels playing).
    • Prior organizational or individual team positions held
    • Short statement of goals and objectives

    PYHA Family’s

    On behalf of PYHA and its board of directors, Happy 2017!!!  I hope you are enjoying the 2016-17 winter hockey season?  I have enjoyed watching our numbers grow, but more importantly, I love watching our players grow!  If you are at the rink and have not thanked a PYHA coach or volunteer, please do so.  These people dedicate a lot of their time to your son or daughter.  Without our volunteers, PYHA would not be able to thrive. 

    We have received several emails and phone calls regarding the PYHA pictures.  We are fully aware of the situation and are currently working with the photographer on what our options are for each of you.  Once we have more information, we will certainly pass it along.

    As we finish up this season, I want to remind all families of Article XX “Zero Tolerance” of the PYHA policy; there will be no physical or verbal abuse by any individual, group or entity towards any on-ice official or off-ice official at any time before, during or after a game.  This includes, but is not limited to, shouting at referees, screaming at team players and/ or staff or yelling at team parents etc.  All violations of zero tolerance may result in (30) day suspension.  

    Lastly, the back locker rooms (Rec. rooms) are a place for players and parents to have more room when getting dressed.  We ask that you respect this space.  We have had several complaints from the arena management that players and parents are not cleaning up around them.  Please, do your part and more to keep that area clean.  We also ask that you limit to only one parent in the room at a time.  We have as many as 60-70 kids in there and when you bring in both parents and other siblings, it can be crazy.  Its not a playground, it’s a dressing room!!

    I wish all players/coaches the best of luck the remainder of the season!

    Luke Gruden

    2016 Christmas Skate Group Photo

    2016 Christmas Skate Group Photo

    Upcoming PYHA Dates

    Feb 26th thru March 8 House League Tournament

    March 9 Annual Banquet / Election

    3/11 Mite Jamboree - Bloomington, IL

    3/28 thru 5/3 PYHA Spring League

    Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017 Contest

    Nominate the Peoria Owens Center for the Kraft Hockeyville Contest! You love hockey—and no one knows our rink like we do. Tell the world why the Owens Center is special!

    Private Hockey Lessons/Clinics

    Are you looking for some extra ice time for your skater? Tyler Rennette is now available for private lessons!

    • 10 years experience playing professionally, including 5 years for the Peoria Rivermen
    • 1997 2nd Round (40TH Overall) NHL Draft Pick of the St. Louis Blues
    • Member of the Peoria Rivermen Hall of Fame
    • Rivermen All-Time Leading Goal Scorer in the ECHL Era
    • Winner of the 2006 Colonial Cup with the Kalamazoo Wings
    • Current Head Coach and General Manager of the Peoria Mustangs (NA3HL)

    For more information, please contact me using the information listed below:

    Tyler Rennette

    PYHA News

    • PYHA Baseline Concussion Testing Update

    • 09/10/2016, 2:15pm CDT , By PYHA
    • On Wednesday September 14 from 5 to 7pm, PYHA will have another concussion testing session to allow any remaining travel players to get tested before the season and practices get going to far.
    • Read More
    • House League Evaluations

    • 09/09/2016, 11:45pm CDT , By PYHA
    • In a continuing effort to keep teams as even as possible we will be holding the evaluation skates for house team divisions at the following dates and times.
    • Read More

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