Team Staff

Steve Ortman
Owner, General Manager, Head Coach

Eric Brown

Darwin McPherson

Team Overview

The Peoria Mustangs are a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III ice hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The team plays their home games at the Owens Center in Peoria, Illinois. The players, ages 16–20, carry amateur status under Junior A guidelines and hope to earn a spot on higher levels of junior ice hockey in the United States and Canada, Canadian major junior, collegiate, and eventually professional teams.


Off Ice Training
4-5 days a week team workouts individual workouts and diet plans instructed by a former 15 year St. Louis blues
strength and conditioning coach.

4-5 days a week depending on game schedule.



Plenty of billets available with nice houses in nice areas and usually $325 per month


Video Evaluations

Yes, big part of our program!


What was the highest levels of Hockey did your Coaches, General Manager, or Owner play?

NHL/Europe Elite League/Minor Pro/NCAA/Major Juniors



We have several academic advisors


Team Fees

$6,700 USD

Consider me for a position on the Peoria Mustangs

6 + 10 =


The Mustangs have had many alumni move on to higher levels of junior ice hockey, NCAA Division I and Division III, ACHA college, and at professional levels, including:

  • Logan Bittle – Bloomington PrairieThunder (IHL), US National Under 18 Team
  • Aaron Dawson – Carolina Hurricanes 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Idaho Steelheads (ECHL
  • 59 Players to the NAHL
  • 5 Players to the USHL
  • 2 Players to the OHL
  • 140+ to ACHA
  • 57 to DIII
  • 3 to DI
  • 4 to the CHL
  • 5 to Europe Pro