Free Girls Hockey Clinic
Tuesday, March 25th
6:15 – 7:15 PM
All Ages RHA Instructor:
Kristina Moss, RHA Instructor, RIT Hockey Player
Career: Played in 124 career games, a program record … did not miss a game in her collegiate career along with teammate Tenecia Hiller … tied for second all-time at RIT among scoring by defensemen with 80 points … sixth all-time at the university with 144 penalty minutes. Named the 2011 PAYCHEX Rochester Female College Athlete of the Year … earned CCM/Old Time Hockey First Team All-American honors … garnered All-ECAC West first team accolades … named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team … served as an assistant captain
Sponsored by Thomas Creek Ice Arena
Instructed by Rochester Hockey Academy
After taking part in the West Section Playdowns Nov 9th-11th, the 16U Rochester Monarchs qualified as the #2 seed out of the West for the NYS Tier I 16U Tournament that takes place March 14th-16th in Amherst, NY. Preliminary round State Tournament game times for the Monarchs are Friday Mar 14th at 9:55a and 6:50p and Saturday Mar 15th at 1:35p. State Semifinals take place Sunday at 11:20a & 11:35a with the Finals at 5:50p.
To recap the 16U Playdowns in November, the Monarchs opened up with a dominate 10-1 win over Wheatfield on Saturday, Nov 9th. That evening, their plans for a run in the State Tournament in March took an unexpected hit when they fell to the Buffalo Saints 3-1 despite doubling them in shots and beating them handily 2 weeks prior. Sunday, they got back on track with a 7-2 triumph over the crosstown rival Rochester Americans. The final preliminary round game found the Monarchs squaring off against the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, ranked #8 in the country. Because of the slip up the prior day, this was now a MUST win game for the Monarchs. With their backs against the wall, the Monarchs played their most gutsy game of the year. After falling behind 0-2 late in the 2nd, the Monarchs answered back with a huge goal of their own with under 30s left in the period to enter the break down just 2-1. In the 3rd, the Monarchs came out flying and took it to the Jr. Sabres, scoring twice to take a 3-2 lead. The tense final minutes saw the Jr. Sabres stepping up the pressure and the Monarchs making all the sacrifices necessary to protect their 1 goal advantage. With the Jr. Sabres net empty, the Monarchs added one final tally giving them a 4-2 win, a birth in the Playdown Semifinals, and in turn the NYS Tier I Tournament in March.
In the Semifinals, the Monarchs scored a lopsided 11-2 victory against Hamburg. That brought a re-match with the Jr. Sabres in the Finals. With their 6th game in 3 days and all that led up to it, the Monarchs were on fumes both physically and emotionally and fell to the Jr. Sabres.
Congrats to the 16U Monarchs on a great season to date and best of luck in States!
All families with skaters in 2006 birth years or younger are invited to come to an 8U hockey informational meeting and 2014-2015 Mites Season Plan discussion.
The discussion will take place on Monday night, March 10 at 8pm in the auditorium at Martha Brown Middle School.
will be discussing the Big Picture for youth hockey, the PYH Mites philosophy, plans for the upcoming season, how our players are going to be evaluated and more. There will be plenty of time for questions in the open forum, and Mike will stick around as long as you need to answer other particular questions you might have.
The Martha Brown Middle School is located on Ayrault Road in Perinton, just west of the intersection with Rt. 250. Parking is available at the back of the building. The auditorium entrance is at the back of the building as well.
Registration Open for Mites to Squirts Transition Session
Attention for all families with 2005 birth year skaters. We have opened registration for a 6 session Mites to Squirts transition program. All 6 sessions will be held at SIR and be coached by Chris Palmer. The cost for the program is $70, contingent on at least 20 skaters registering. The dates for the program are as follows:
To register, you can click here or navigate to the "Register Online" link on the left side of the PYH Home Page.
The Rochester Monarch's captured the Bronze Medal in last weekends 2002 AAA Rochester Invitational held at the Bill Gray's IcePlex by defeating the Rochester Grizzlies 3-1. The team went 4-2 on weekend with victories over the Cleveland Barons, Wheatfield Blades, North Jersey Avalanche and the Grizzles. Congratulations Monarchs!
We are happy to announce that due to the strong interest we have had in our extended initiation program we are able to add a second extended initiation session. This session, like the first, will consist of 8 times on the ice, starting this Sunday February 9th and running through Wednesday March 5.
All families who were on the wait-list for the first session have been added to this second session. If you are interested in registering for this program, please click here or navigate to the "Register Online" link on the left side of the PYH home page.
All skaters who register for session two will be permitted to skate for one additional skate - this Wednesday, February 5, at Thomas Creek at 6:15pm, at no charge. The shedule for the program follows*:
Sun 2.9.14 - TCIA East 9:15-10:15am
Tues 2.11.14 - SIR 6:00-7:00pm
Sat 2.15.14 - TCIA West 9:30-10:30am
Tues 2.18.14 - SIR 6:00-7:00pm
Sat 2.22.14 - TCIA West 8:00-9:00am
Tues 2.25.14 - SIR 6:00-7:00pm
Sat 3.1.14 - SIR 11:00-12:00pm
Weds 3.5.14 - SIR 6:00-7:00pm
SIR --> The Skating Institute of Rochester is a classic old barn right off the 490 just seconds from the U of R campus, the Blue Cross Arena, some great restaurants and more. Directions are here.
The cost for the program is $95. Thanks again for your interest in youth hockey and we'll see you at the rink.
PYH is pleased to announce our extended season for Initiation level skaters aged 8 and under. The sessions will run from early February to mid-March. Practices will be run by PYH Initiation coaches and will include a mix of station-based skating and skill development plus cross-ice jamboree-style scrimmages.
The schedule is as follows (all sessions at Thomas Creek Ice Arena):
1. Weds, February 5: West Rink, 6:15-7:05pm
2. Weds, February 12: West Rink, 6:15-7:05pm
3. Sun, February 16: West Rink, 8:00-8:50am
4. Weds, February 19: East Rink, 6:00-6:50pm
5. Sun, February, 23: West Rink, 9:30-10:30am
6. Weds, February 26: East Rink, 6:00-6:50pm
7. Tues, March 4: East Rink, 6:00-7:05pm
8. Tues, March 11: West Rink, 5:15-6:05pm
The cost for the 8 sessions is $95.00 per skater. You can register for the program here (or click the orange Register Now button above). The extended program will be limited to the first 48 skaters who sign up. If we hit the enrollment cap, interested families should register on the wait-list. We will maintain a wait-list of families and should there be enough interest we may be able to add a session that runs on the weekends.
Note, for Initiation program skaters in birth years 2006 and 2007 and sufficient skating ability, PYH will be offering a Mites extended season beginning in mid-March. Part of that program will include a player evaluation to aid in planning for the 2014-2015 Mites season. Details on that session and the Mites program in general will be coming soon.
If you have questions about our program please contact our U8 Director, Mike Rizzo, at