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

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Perinton Youth Hockey

All Coaches, Managers, and Schedulers must register with USA Hockey and PYH.

Online Registration is now open for:

- Travel Team Players

- Doodle Bugs Beginner & Intermediate

- Rec Program: Intro to Hockey

- Overage Beginner Program

- House Programs Mite - Bantam

Click and follow the instructions there.
Doodle Bugs Hockey - A Great Way to Start!

NEW for 2016-17 - The Doodle Bugs Hockey Club is replacing the Beginner and Intermediate Programs!  
It's not too late to join!   Register now!
The program will skate twice per week from mid-September thru February 28, 2017 on Saturday Mornings and Wednesday Nights at Thomas Creek Ice Arena.  The program includes: player instruction by the Rochester Hockey Academy, Doodle Bugs Hockey Club Jersey and club apparel as well as Player Progress reports and many Special Events thru the season.  The Doodle Bugs Program is priced at $200.00/season and as a bonus players who stay in the Doodle Bugs program are guaranteed the same price in future seasons.   This program is truly unique and low price alternative to other programs available in the Rochester area!
The Doodle Bugs Hockey Club is supported by the generous support of our sponsors, including:  Doodle Bugs Children's Center, Victor Chevrolet, F. Ritter Shumway Foundation, Dick's Sporting Goods, Thomas Creek Ice Arena, Rochester Hockey Academy, Catalog & Commerce Solutions, LLC and Crazy Dogs T-Shirts.
Click link to view desired schedule:  Beginner Schedule     Intermediate Schedule
Keeping Hockey Affordable and Fun!

posted 11/04/2016
Bob Janosz Goaltending Clinics 2016-17 Season

Janosz School of Goaltending – Goalie Training … PYH-Sponsored Clinics and More

Mondays starting October 3, 2016 – See Schedule below - at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex

Perinton Youth Hockey and Janosz School of Goaltending have partnered to provide Goalies Clinic Style Instruction to players throughout the hockey season.  Goalies can work on specific skills targeting footwork, save skills and more.  We have offered this program to our Goalies for 6-years and many take full-advantage of the professional instruction away from their team.

Janosz School of Goaltending is run by Bob Janosz who has over 20-years experience instruction goalies of all ages and skill levels. Bob has worked for the NHL Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers and the current Goalie Coach for the AHL Rochester Americans and worked with over 7 different NHL Head Goalie Coaches as well as several NHL, AHL and ECHL goaltenders.  Bob is a USA Hockey Coach and Scout and played Collegiately at Canisius College as well as Junior (NAHL) and Professionally ECHL and UHL.

We offer two programs: Perinton Youth Hockey Sponsors clinics throughout the season for players of all levels (no charge) as well as the opportunity to work in additional Janosz School of Goaltending Clinics (fee-based) which players can register for online at

PYH Sponsored Clinics: 6:00 – 6:50pm

Mite/Squirts: 10/3/16, 11/7/16, 12/5/16, 1/16/17, 2/13/17.

PeeWee/Bantam/Midget: 10/17/16, 11/21/16, 12/19/16, 1/2/17, 1/30/17.

Janosz School of Goaltending Clinics – see

Footwork and Save Sessions (50-minutes):

See Registration for Start Times:  10/3/16, 10/17/16, 11/7/16, 11/21/16, 12/5/16, 12/19/16, 1/2/17, 1/16/17, 1/30/17, 2/13/17.  

by posted 09/29/2016
2016-17 Player Development Program

Dear Perinton Youth Hockey Members –

I am pleased to announce our Perinton Youth Hockey Player Development Program for the 2016-17 Hockey Season.  For over 6-years we have partnered with Professional Organizations to provide our players the best instruction possible – sponsored by Perinton Youth Hockey.  We believe player development goes beyond the team and we elect to expose our players to programs that can help with long-term development and to get the most out of our players at all levels.

Players from our program have gone on to play High School, Junior, Prep-school, Collegiate and Professional Hockey.  Program players have also elected to play Club and Adult League Hockey finding the passion for the sports based on their Youth Experience – Hockey is a Sport for a Lifetime!

As an organization we have programs for all player levels from our Doodle Bugs (Development) Program, Overage, Blades House, Blades Travel and Monarch Elite Travel Programs.  We model our Player Development Program after some of the top programs regionally and nationally … we give our players a taste of professional programs and opportunity to enroll individually in a top Player Development Program – depending on needs and desire to train.

NEW this year is the RHA POWER HOUR – Power Skating and Skill Development – a 50-minute session focused on skating, helping players become more explosive and comfortable on-ice.  The program cost is $10.00/player and players register with Rochester Hockey Academy at RHA WEBSITE/Register “Power Hour”.  This program coupled with our Team Sessions with Rochester Hockey Academy, Goalie Sessions with Janosz School of Goaltending and off-ice with Next Level Strength and Conditioning provides players of all skill type and levels programs to help them improve and succeed.

We are proud of the programs offered and the players we develop at all levels and skill sets. Our program is recognized locally and regionally for our team accomplishments and we provide the best Youth Experience Possible for our players going above and beyond what is found elsewhere.

Yours In Hockey,


Jim Young
President – Perinton Youth Hockey


Program Overview

by posted 09/11/2016
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

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 November 15th, at 7pm in the team room in the lobby of Thomas Creek. 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 09/20/2012
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