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.

House Registration for Mites - Midgets is now OPEN!

Registration for DoodleBugs Beginners & Intermediate Program is now OPEN!

Registration for the Overage Beginners Program is now OPEN!

House Pre-Season Free Hockey Skate

Open to House players --- who are registered prior to the session

Rochester Ice Center -

8/14 5:00 – U10 Squirts

8/18 5:00 – U12 Peewees

8/18 6:00 – U14 Bantams / U18 Midgets



posted 08/11/2017
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
Welcome to 2017-18 Season!

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!

Enjoy the Summer!


Jim Young


by posted 07/05/2017
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
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.


by posted 05/18/2017

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 May 23rd (moved from May 16th), 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 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