Jessica Healey, Director
1737 Freeport Road
Arnold, PA 15068
The 2023 - 2024 Plum Mustangs hockey Season kicks off tonight, as the Mustangs take on Hempfield at Kirk Nevin Arena in the pre- season tournament. There has been a buzz in the barn, and the team is looking forward to getting things rolling. The Mustangs return 5 of the top point scorers from last season, senior Travis Marks, and juniors Luca Lapiana, Tyler Bresso, Nick Majors, and Brody Howell. I recently had the chance to ask new Head Coach Jon Gratton a few questions.
Q: What have practices been like?
Coach Gratton: Our practices have been fast paced and competitive. We have seen a lot of good things from each player. Everything has been based around building a culture and setting expectations for the program long term.
Q: What is the pulse of the team?
CG: Right now, they are all buying in to what we are trying to build. Both the coaching staff and the players understand that this is going to be a process. They are willing to put in the work and if we can stay on this path, they will have the ability to accomplish anything they want going into the season.
Q: What are your thoughts and expectations for the preseason tournament?
CG: This tournament will be a good litmus test for us. Practice can only tell us so much, alot changes when you get into game atmosphere. I am excited to see what we have so far and to continue to identify where we can grow and what adjustments should be made. As far as expectations, we are always out there to win.
Thanks Coach Jon! Good luck! Let's Go Mustangs!
Congratulations to our 2023 -2024 Mustangs Varsity & Middle School Teams!
Good luck to our Varsity Coaching Staff:
Head Coach Jon Gratton
Assistant Coaches Corey Laboon and Cody Brenner
And our Midde School Coaching Staff:
Head Coach Bob Lewis
Assistant Coaches Dave Letzelter, Joe Bonicky, & Tyler Kurtz
Let's Go Mustangs!
A few reminders for tryouts next week:
You MUST register for the tryout, or you will not be permitted on the ice. Please use the team snap link, or the QR Code provided to get registered!
You MUST have your USA Hockey Registered Number or you will not be permitted on the ice. In case you need to register, see the link below.
We look forward to seeing you at the rink!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 Season of Mustangs Hockey! Please look over the two documents, one for upcoming open skates and the other for tryout information. You will need to register for both. Please click on the following links to get signed up, and we'll see you at the rink!
Open Skate Registration:
Any Varsity or Middle School players taking part in the open skates, please bring full equipment as the coaching staff will be conducting drills.
The Plum Hockey Association is a volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit, amateur youth hockey association dedicated to giving students in the Plum Boro School District the chance to play ice hockey for their school.
As a club sport under the Plum Boro School District, our players adhere to the rules and guidelines put out by the Athletic Department, including academic eligibility and physicals. Our players are eligible for school academic athletic awards and Varsity Letters.
The Plum Mustangs participate in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL).
Our mission is to create an environment for our students to play ice hockey and improve their skills. We aim to create well-rounded student athletes and to instill the values put forth by USA Hockey, including sportsmanship, respect for individual, integrity, pursuit of excellence, enjoyment, loyalty, and teamwork.
Please be sure to register so we can keep you in the loop on all that's happening with Plum Hockey