Dear PYHA members. I want to let everyone know that we as a board are working diligently with Doug and the Park District to make sure we have hockey in Peoria. Doug and his staff have taken extraordinary measures to make sure our young athletes are safe when participating at the rink. With the recent news, I am working closely with AHAI and Owens Center to do everything we can to be able to play this year. At this time we are planning on having a season. What that season will look like is still up in the air. With all the info coming in daily, we will have to follow the guidelines of our area. As soon as I have more information and a better idea of how we will need to operate I will pass it along. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time and we will do everything to keep our kids safe while playing hockey.
Travel registration for the 2020-2021 season is now open. Please click the link to register your player.
PYHA is excited to announce that Owens Center will have ice available for PYHA members every Tuesday at 545pm starting on June 30th through the start of conditioning.
$20 per session and all players must provide a valid USA Hockey number
*No coaches or lessons allowed
The Peoria Mustangs are getting ready to start their season and they are in need of some more billets. Billets are host families that the families live with during the season. For more information please see the flier below.
The Registration "Official Website of the Peoria Youth Hockey Association" is not currently available.
A Huge Thank-You to the Blackhawks and Stanley Cup alumni Jamal Mayers
Last Saturday the Little Hawks Learn to Play sessions had a special guest coach on the ice helping with lessons.
Jamal Mayers, Blackhawks alumni from the 2013 Stanley Cup winning team and his son Crew visited Peoria to help with the PYHA and Blackhawks Little Hawks program.
During the sessions Jamal went back and forth between groups and worked with the kids on group skill sessions and took time with each kid individually.
It was a great experience for the kids (and parents). His son Crew jumped right into one of the groups and practiced his skills along with everyone else. At the end of the session Mr. Mayers spent a few minutes talking to the kids letting them know how impressed he was with them.
After the on ice session, Mr. Mayers stayed and signed autographs then had to head to Chicago for a Hawks game where he is the NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks analyst.
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 email@example.com.