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PYHA has hired TRU Hockey as Travel Hockey Director!

Photo of Jean Guy Trudel

Jean Guy Trudel will coach all travel teams and run all practices with his group of coaches, including Blake Ortman.

Guy has been the Peoria Rivermen coach since 2013, clinching a playoff berth in each season as head coach, as well as SPHL Coach of the Year 3 times and winning the SPHL President's Cup during the 2021-2022 season.

Guy's playing career spanned the ECHL, AHL and ultimately in the NHL, as well as playing professional hockey in Switzerland.

Blake Ortman is the current coach and a former player for the Peoria Mustangs, who also coached and played college hockey at Midland University.

2023 PYHA Golf Outing

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Quail Meadows Golf Course

PYHA Golf Outing logo

PYHA  Ace of Spades 50/50 Raffle - WINNER!

Congratulations to our winner, Eric Vicary! Eric and Trevor have graciously donated the winnings of the raffle back to PYHA!

Funds raised will support PYHA equipment needs, ice costs and marketing efforts to increase awareness and grow the sport of hockey in Central Illinois!

Thank you to Morton Industries for sponsoring the raffle!

2022-2023 House League Playoff Brackets

Congratulations 22/23 Peoria Jr. Mustangs!













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

PYHA Alumni

Do you have a child that has played or is currently playing at the junior, college, or professional levels? We would like to post the names of these players & their organization on the PYHA website. Please contact Adam Gierhart @

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