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PYHA Retains Jean Guy Trudel as Hockey Director

We are pleased to announce that we have retained President's Cup-winning coach, Jean Guy Trudel, as our hockey director. In his role, Coach Trudel will be running skills and skating on Mondays, as well as running all travel practices.

Coach Jean Guy Trudel Logo and Header Bar 2-Day Goalie Camp

Anyone interested can check us out for additional information and convenient online registration. is offering a goaltenders 8 hours of personal on-ice instruction, catered lunch daily, off-ice workouts, and a complimentary Goalies, Inc. jersey. 

See below for the promotional brochure, for more information.


Camp contact:
Jim Stanaway
Goalies, Inc.

Rivermen Announce Presidents Cup Parade

Rivermen Announce President’s Cup Parade and Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
Contact: Jason Ruff - Phone: 309-680-3810

PEORIA, IL – The City of Peoria and the Peoria Civic Center will join the Southern Professional Hockey League champion Peoria Rivermen this Friday afternoon in celebration of their recent President’s Cup championship.

The celebration will start with a fire-truck parade at 4:00 pm, starting at the riverfront and continuing through downtown (exact parade map to be released on Thursday). The parade will
end at the Peoria Civic Center, where there will be a celebration for fans, free of charge, starting at 5:15 pm (doors will open at 4:15 pm).

We are encouraging all businesses in the downtown area to join in saluting the champion Rivermen as they welcome the President’s Cup to the River City.

The celebration will feature remarks by Peoria Mayor Rita Ali with Peoria native and Rivermen captain Alec Hagaman presenting the President’s Cup to the fans. This will be followed by an
introduction of Rivermen players, coaches, staff and Rocky the mascot.

Following the ceremony, players, coaches and staff will be on the Carver Arena concourse for autographs, photos and an opportunity for fans to have their picture taken with the President’s Cup. Championship merchandise will be available including t-shirts, hats, pucks and championship on-ice photos (all items subject to product delivery). All merchandise items can
be ordered online at

Concession areas will also be open to the general public.

Any media inquiries can be directed to Rivermen Director of Media Relations Jason Ruff at or to Kelsy Martin at

2022 TruHockey Spring League (Squirt-Midget)

PYHA is proud to announce that Jean-Guy Trudel will be offering Spring League hockey for Squirt level and higher. Please see attached flier for more information. PLEASE BE AWARE, FOR YOUR PLAYER TO PARTICIPATE, COACH TRUDEL NEEDS TO HAVE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PLAYER ATTENDING SO THAT ADEQUATE COACHING IS AVAILABLE. YOU CAN'T JUST SHOW UP WHEN YOU WANT AND EXPECT TO BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE.  This Spring League is open for all levels of skill, house league and travel players. Everyone is welcome to come out and play with Coach Trudel and Alec Hagaman to take their play to the next level! Any questions please refer to flier for contact information. Thank you!

AA Travel Coach Application Period Open Now

The application period for applying for being a AA travel hockey coach opened up on January 1st, 2022 for the upcoming 2022/2023 season. These applications are only for the AA level at each age level. When other levels are open or known, PYHA will notify everyone of the application period being open. Below is the application to apply and please email your completed applications to VP of Travel Jeff Peterson at If you have any questions please reach  out to Jeff. Thank you!

Upcoming Mite Jamborees

Below are the sign up links for the upcoming Mite Jamborees, as always, these are first come first serve. If slots are full and a player has not played in the previous jamboree, a previously played player will be bumped from the roster. Any questions, please reach out to Mite Jamboree Coordinator Jocelyn Standley via email at

Springfield Presidents Day Jamboree- 

February 19th-20th, 2022

PYHA Alumni

PYHA would like to identify and track our former players who are playing at the "next level". Please let us know if you or your child has played or is currently playing at the junior, college, or professional levels. We would like to post the names of these players as well as the organizations they moved on to on the website and at the rink. Please contact Brad Mitchel at

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