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PYHA Announces New Hockey Director

By Drew Cassidy, PYHA President, 05/10/12, 9:51PM CDT

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The Peoria Youth Hockey Association is happy to announce it has hired Jean Guy Trudel as its’ new Hockey Director! Jean Guy started his playing career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he spent four season from 1991–1996. After posting 50 goals and 121 points in his final year of Juniors, he went onto a 12 year professional career, which included stops in the ECHL, IHL, AHL and NHL.  As a member of the ’96-’97 and ’97-’98  Peoria Rivermen, he scored 167 points (64 goals, 103 assists) in only 99 games.  During the course of his professional career, he averaged better than a point per game, notching 948 points in only 844 games. This past March, he was inducted into the Peoria Rivermen Hall of Fame.

As Hockey Director, Jean Guy will oversee all on-ice aspects of the organization, including the design and implementation of player development programs, coach recruitment/selection, team selection, and will serve as an invaluable resource for all of our coaches in developing effective practice plans.  The addition of Jean Guy to our current line-up of highly qualified coaches provides a unique opportunity to improve what is already the premier youth hockey organization in Central Illinois, and to provide even greater development opportunities to our players.

Please welcome Jean Guy when you have an opportunity, and watch for our 2012-2013 Travel Coaching line-up, which we will be announcing in the very near future.