WELCOME to the 2017-18 Hockey Season with Perinton Youth Hockey. We have seen a lot of change in the last few years to find our organization stronger and better than ever - providing youth hockey players of all ages a path to progress and advance to whatever level fits their needs.
Entry Level: New players can advance at any level in joining our Town Recreation Program, Overage and our popular DoodleBugs Hockey Program. The DoodleBugs program provides an entry level to organized hockey at one low price and a fraction of other programs available. Our goal is to promote the sport of hockey as a start!
Development Programs: Our Mite (Under 8) and House Program (8-18) provide a path to competitive hockey while staying in Western New York. Our teams skate from September to March and play a few tournaments. We continue to grow and prosper in the key area of player development!
Travel Hockey: Our Blades Travel Program continues to grow and provides a path to advanced hockey with more ice touches and extended travel into Canada and Northeast United States. We provide a balance of games and player development to assure players progress and realize opporutinities to advance.
Elite Hockey: The Rochester Monarchs program has seen explosive growth with teams recognized on a regional and national level. Our Coaches come with pedigree of former professional, collegiate and junior players leading the development. The primary focus of our Monarch group is team and skill development for players to get to the next level in hockey.
Junior Hockey: While not part of the PYH Program formally, one path for players to advance is into the Junior Monarchs program (ages 16-20). This provides the exposure to collegiate and advanced junior programs while staying in Rochester and based in our same home rink. We support the Junior Monarchs!
With growth comes change and it's important to note our partners.
Player Development Partners:
Icenter Hockey Academy: Led by Francois Methot, the Academy provides on-ice instruction at the Icenter (formerly Thomas Creek) for players of all ages with clinics, camps and team instruction.
Paul Louis Academy: For players looking for a central Monroe County location players can train at Paul Louis (formerly SIR) with a core of professional, experienced instructors.
Next Level Training: Our off-ice training partner located at the Icenter, the NL staff provides team and individual training to assure proper development. Players realize the value of age appropriate training with professional instructors.
Bob Janosz Goaltending School: Our goalies have the opportunity to train with Bob and his staff for group sessions right here in Rochester, NY. Bob is the Rochester American Goalie Coach, Regional USA Hockey Scout and has worked with players of all levels.
Rinks: Today we skate primarily at the Icenter (formerly Thomas Creek), Paul Louis Arena, Bill Gray's Iceplex and R.I.T. While it would be great to skate in Fairport, we need to provide for more teams and players from across Monroe County.
Our focus has been to provide players of all ages a path to play and compete in hockey towards whatever level they strive to play ... we are proud of the players coming out of the program that play in high school, juniors, collegiate, professional and men's league as hockey is a game for a lifetime!
Fairport Rotary offers Sean Shortsleeve Memorial Scholarships
The Fairport Rotary Club is pleased to offer scholarships to PYH players in memory of Sean Shortsleeve for the upcoming season. For information regarding criteria and an application download this document. Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2017.
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.