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