Empire Amateur Hockey Conference has just announced the new format for House hockey teams. Going forward there will now be a Red, White, and Blue divisional format for all levels similar to the current 8U structure.
Official announcement can be found on the Empire website here.
The "enhanced" A teams that has been previously communicated are now House Red teams. The House Red teams will be part of the new and exciting Thruway Cup Series with the Snowbelt League Red teams. These teams will play an additional 8-10 games. (again, see link above at Empire website for more info). This new level of House will provide families looking for a little more hockey and additional development opportunity without having to choose travel hockey.
As previously communicated, there will now be tryouts for the 10U ('08-'09) and 12U ('06-'07) Red teams. Dates can be found here. Registration for tryouts opens on March 27th. Only players that wish to tryout for the Red team and are not trying out for travel will need to register. (Note: any travel players that aren't assigned to a travel team after tryouts will have their registration automatically transferred. No need to register again).
Head Coach for the 12U Red team is Rob Toscano. (a second Red team maybe created depending on interest and competitive level)
Head Coach for the 10U Red team is Steve Shufelt.
Fees for all house teams are TBD. (expect Red teams to be ~$150 more than White/Blue)
For house players choosing to not tryout or that are not selected, the White and Blue house registration will occur over the summer and evaluations will be in September like previous years.
If you have any questions you can contact Kent Stauffer, House Director.
Rochester Edge Girls Hockey is excited to make the following announcements concerning the 2018-19 season. We will continue upon the long Edge tradition of developing strong young female athletes by providing the most age-appropriate and skill-appropriate teams to play the game.
Rochester Edge Girls Hockey and Perinton Youth Hockey are pleased to announce the next step in their
evolving partnership to promote and grow girls’ hockey in the Greater Rochester area. PYH will charter a combined Rochester Monarchs and Rochester Edge 19U Tier 1 team. This team will play against 17U competition in Canada, but will be designated as a 19U team per USA Hockey guidelines.
In addition, Rochester Edge will be fielding their own Tier 1 teams at the 16U and 14U age levels:
19U Tier 1
(2002 with special request)
Wed 4/11, Thu 4/12
Edge 16U Tier 1
2002 - 2003
Wed 4/11, Thu 4/12
Edge 14U Tier 1
2004 - 2005
Wed 4/11, Thu 4/12
Edge 19U Tier 2
2000 - 2003
Fri 4/13, Sat 4/14
Edge 16U Tier 2
2002 - 2005
Fri 4/13, Sat 4/14
Edge 12U Tier 2
2006 - 2007
Tue 3/27, Wed 3/28
Upon completion of the Tier 1 tryouts, Rochester Edge will also be fielding Tier 2 teams at the above age
levels. The age distribution and head coaching assignments for each team will be decided once we
determine how many girls attend tryouts.
We will be hosting a Parent Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00pm at Bill Gray’s
Iceplex in the upstairs conference room. Location and times for all above tryout sessions will be
announced at that time.
Perinton Youth Hockey is proud to announce the Travel Program Head Coaches for their Perinton Blades and Rochester Monarchs teams for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The Interview Committee wishes to thank all of those applicants that were committed to guiding our youth hockey players moving forward.
Rochester Edge Tier I Girls announcements are coming soon.
Please check the "Coaches 2018-19" tab frequently for additional information including detailed season plans and program content.
The following information is from USA Hockey's flyer regarding steps to prevent the spread of influenza:
DR. MICHAEL STUART’S TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT AND STOP THE SPREAD OF INFLUENZA
• Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
• Quarantine those with flu symptoms (players, coaches, parents, roommates)
• Avoid touching your eyes, noseand mouth
• Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer
• Use individual water bottles
• Don’t try to “play through” this illness
• See your doctor
Former NHL star Ray Ferraro was asked to talk to parents of a club that was going through a tough time, with parent expectations at an all-time high.
This is what Ferraro told the parents.
– Minor hockey is out of control in terms of Parents chasing the dream for their kids instead of kids deciding on their own how passionate they are for it and how bad they want it.
– In the last 10 years only 21 kids who either played at NSWC or BWC have appeared in at least ONE NHL regular season game. Point is if your banking on your son collecting an NHL pay cheque to solidify his and yours financial future you seriously need to stop and come up with a new plan and now.
– The odds of going pro are extremely low but the odds of having to find a career and a job to pay bills and be a husband and father are extremely high and it’s not dictated by if you played AAA hockey
– Parents need to enjoy the ride while you have it … your son’s minor hockey days end too quickly and often times people end up regretting what they did not know then and what they ending up missing because they were focused on everything but their kid having fun
– As a parent who devotes time and money to your son, the only right you have to ask is they give it their best … not how much ice time they get, if they play on the PP, who is their winger or D partner
– Don’t pay for power skating, dryland training, skill development and expect your son to score 50 goals, if you decide to invest in extras do it because your son asked for it and wants to improve and has a smile on his face each and every time … too many parents decide what they want their kids to do instead of their kids asking to do it.
– 12 month hockey is wrong … organized skills sessions, tryouts, spring hockey is too much and too taxing … kids can shoot pucks, stick handle, play street hockey but they need out of the mental insanity of a hockey rink and need to be engaged in something other than hockey … the time away reinforces the passion to want it
– Coaches are coaches we all know the game and think this should be done a certain way … how come we never tell our kids math teacher how to teach calculus but we think as parents we have the right to tell a hockey coach how much ice time and with whom and when our kids should play.
– When you evaluate your kids season, never base it on how many banners they won, what provincial they won, what tourneys they went to and won … ask yourself what improved from September to April, what did he learn or improve upon including non-hockey stuff … evaluate the season besides wins and losses but gains and improvements.
– I have a son who is going through the rigors of pro hockey in the AHL. Hockey is a tough racket. Growing up, my dad never talked to me after a game or practice, I did that with my kids. Just let them play, learn and develop. Pressure is high enough, no need to make it worse.