PYH is committed to providing consistent and constructive player development while emphasizing the fun of playing the game.

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All players, coaches, managers & team staff are required to register online.

Registration is now closed for House 8U (Mite), 10U (Squirt), 12U (PeeWee)

Registration for DoodleBugs Beginners & Intermediate Programs (4-8) is now OPEN!

Registration for the Overage Beginners Program (9-16) is now OPEN!

Registration for House U14 (Bantam) and U18 (Midget) is OPEN!

Registration for "Intro to Hockey" (4-8) is now OPEN!

DoodleBugs Information Night

Dear Doodle Bug Players and Families,

Welcome to the 2017-18 Doodlebug Hockey Club.

We are all excited to begin another great season of hockey.

We will have an informal information night on Monday September 25th in the lobby of RIC (formerly Thomas Creek) to hand out goody bags, sticks and equipment. Several Directors and Board members will be there to answer your questions.  There will be a brief discussion with parents at 6:15pm for beginners and 7pm for 6U/intermediates.  These meetings are for informational purposes and not mandatory.

If you need to borrow equipment, please contact Jim Young at   prior to Monday,

Also, if you are interested in coaching or being a manager please contact Mark Hogan-Vice President at  org

The first practice is Wednesday September 27th at 5:15pm for beginners and 6:15pm for 6U/intermediates.


Jim Young-President

Perinton Youth Hockey


by posted 09/19/2017
PYH House 10U Head Coach Needed!!!

We are in need of a House 10U Head Coach.

This would be a great opportunity for someone to get into coaching or someone that has been out of coaching for awhile that would like to coach again.

If you are interested or would know of someone that would be interested please contact the House 10U Director.

Kent Stauffer

by posted 09/19/2017
Rochester Ice Hockey Officials - Seminar Information

2017 Seminars

To attend a seminar, please register through the USA hockey website:

Level 1 & 2 Seminars

NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – August 19, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex – 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester

NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – September 17, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex – 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester

NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – October 1, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex – 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester

Level 3 Seminars

NY – Rochester – Level 3 – August 16, 2017 -Ramada Plaza  – 911 Brooks Avenue, Rochester – 5:30PM

NY – Rochester – Level 3 – September 12, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex – 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester

Who Should You Contact?

Any person who wishes to become a USA Hockey Official should contact Nick Tochelli

Supervisor of Officials
Rochester, NY
Phone: (585) 314-7241

by posted 07/31/2017
Perinton Youth Hockey is now on Facebook!

We are now on Facebook!  Click the link above to go to our page or search @PerintonYouthHockey

by posted 07/03/2017

Want to get more involved with Perinton Youth Hockey? Our board is always looking for new volunteers to help with many aspects of the organization.

Our next board meeting is October 16th, at 7pm in the team room in the lobby of Rochester Ice Center. All are welcome.

Perinton Youth Hockey is run by volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer please complete the Volunteer form and we will contact you.

by posted 04/03/2017
Camps and Clinics

Interested in Camps & Clinics ?  Click our "Camps & Clinics" tab at the top of the page for local programs.

posted 01/20/2016
A must read for all hockey parents

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.


by Player Development posted 03/11/2015
USA Hockey ADM News and Information

Parent and players can find a wealth of information about USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) at their website,  

Be sure to check out the newsletters on the site which are updated frequently.  Recent topics include training, off season skill development, etc.

posted 04/24/2014
USA Hockey Rules 2013-17

Don't know the rules?

Download the 20013-17 Rulebook, 2013-17 Casebook and/or the 2013-17 Summary of Changes.

Also available is the 2011 Off-Ice Officiating Manual.
posted 07/01/2011