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

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Online Registration for Travel Tryouts for Mite Red/Gold, Squirts and PeeWees is CLOSED!

Online Registrations will open again after tryouts tonight.

Walk-in are accepted tonight.

Online Registration is highly recommended as it greatly speeds up the check-in process and minimizes the amount of paperwork you are required to bring.  Walk-ins are accepted at tryouts, please bring the necessary forms.

Please read the Tryout Process to understand how it all works and what is required to bring to tryouts. After reading, click the Register Now button above and select Category "Travel - Blades and Monarchs" to get started.

The Tryout Schedule can be found under Our Programs / Travel Program / Tryout Schedule.  The 2017-2018 Travel Team Coaches can be found on the Our Programs / Travel Program / Coaches 2017-18 page.

Links to Season Plans for many of the teams can be found on the Coaches 2017-18 page.

Blades 10U AA and 11U AA - Additional Tryout Night - Wed 3/29

A traditional Blades 11U AA (PeeWee Minor) team will be formed and coached by Jeff Smith.  Please click here for a bio of Coach Smith.  There will be one additional night of tryouts on Wednesday, 3/29 at 7:00 pm at the Rochester Ice Center (formerly Thomas Creek).  Please email Jason MacBride at   to confirm your plan to attend.  Anyone who has not previously registered for tryouts should register online for Blades 11U AA Tryouts (or complete and bring the necessary forms to tryouts).  There is no charge for this additional night of tryouts.


Coach Chilbert's Blades 10U AA (Squirt Major) team is also looking to add a few players.  If you have not previously tried out for Monarchs/Blades 10U teams, you are invited to tryout Wednesday, 3/29 at 7:00pm at the Rochester Ice Center.  Please register online for Blades 10U AA Tryouts (or complete and bring the necessary forms to tryouts).

posted 03/27/2017
Rochester Monarchs / PYH Blades announce additional Blue teams




Perinton Youth Hockey & the Rochester Monarchs AAA Youth Hockey club are pleased to announce the revised Blue Program for 2005, 2006, and 2007 birth year players.  Based on the success of the 2003 Blue team, PYH and the Monarchs will work together at these age groups with the intent to offer the following three distinct teams, the Monarchs Elite AAA; new PYH “Blue” AAA/AA; and PYH traditional AA teams (based on number of players trying out as well as skill level).  Details regarding the difference in the teams are shown below:


Monarchs Elite AAA


PYH Traditional AA

  • Elite AAA Competition
  • Program to include Monarch Practice metrics
  • Program to include Monarch skill Clinics
  • Weekly Next Level Off-ice program
  • Monarch Goalie Development program
  • 5 –6 select tournaments
  • Estimated cost: Squirt $1,850; Pee Wee $2,150 (plus tournament and apparel expense)
  • Fundraising Opportunities



  • Independent AAA/AA scheduling at program discretion based on team skill
  • Program to include Monarch Practice metrics
  • Program to include Monarch skill Clinics
  • Weekly Next Level Off-ice program available
  • Monarch Goalie Development Program
  • 4 – 5 select tournaments
  • Estimated cost $1,750 - $2,000 (plus tournament and apparel expense)
  • Fundraising Opportunities


  • Traditional AA level  Schedule
  • 2 weekly practices
  • WNYAHL League play
  • 30-40 game schedule
  • Program to include Monarch skill Clinics
  • 3 – 4 tournaments
  • Estimated cost $1500 (plus apparel costs)
  • Fundraising Opportunities







We feel that it is important to be able to offer distinct level of development opportunities for those that desire different options.  It is also the hope that some players may be selected to play & practice on a higher team as an alternate during the season which will provide even further development opportunities. 

Final decisions on team levels will be announced during the tryout process.

by posted 03/22/2017
PYH is pleased to announce the following Midget Coaches:
18U AAA - Jr. Monarchs USPHL Showcase Team (split season) - Brian Bailey HC and Phil Roe assistant coach
18U AA - Michael Ferreri
16U AA - Michael Braunschweig
15U AA - TBD
Additional teams maybe added based on number of players and skill level at a specific age group.
Full list of coaches can be found on the Coaches 2017-18 page.

by posted 03/21/2017
Events at Rochester Ice Center


3 v 3 Tournament: March 25 & 26

3 on 3 Half Ice
Mites / Squirts / Pee Wee / Bantam / Midgets - High School
Introducing the all new 3 on 3 Adult Division (Full Ice)

$300 for Full Ice Adult Team (Goalie Included) Max of 9 skaters
$180/Team (Half Ice)
$40 Goalie


For more details click here.

Spring League:  April 12 - May 23rd


Mites - Midgets, for more details click here.

posted 03/12/2017
Mite Program Tryouts

PYH is pleased to announce tryouts for the Mite Red and Gold Teams.  

The Red team is for our top level mite players looking for the highest level of competition.   They will play half ice.  Click here for more information!

Mite Gold team will consist of players born in 2010.  This team is for PYH players and parents who wish to have extra practices, games, and/or tournaments outside of the traditional PYH mite program. Click here for more information!


Online Registration for tryouts for Mites will be open on March 14th.  If you have any questions, please contact Robyn MacBride at

by Robyn MacBride posted 02/28/2017
Rochester Monarchs 2017-18 Team information

Rochester Monarchs Director of Hockey Francois Methot, along with the Monarchs Advisory Board, is pleased to announce the team line-up and coaching selections for the 2017-2018 season.

2017-2018 Team & Coaching Lineup:

Squirt Minor AAA (2008 birth year):  Mike Dossier

Squirt Major AAA (2007 birth year):  Ryan Gage

Pee Wee Minor AAA (2006 birth year):  TBA

Pee Wee Major AAA (2005 birth year)  Head Coach - Francois Methot; Co-Head Coach:  Chris Palmer

Bantam Minor AAA (2004 birth year):  Scott Nichol

Bantam Major AAA Gold (2003 birth year):  Head Coach - Scott Nichol; Assistant Coaches - Francois Methot, Ryan Gage

Bantam Major AAA Blue (2003 birth year):  Co-Head Coach:  Steve Zanon; Co-Head Coach Todd Brost

15 'Pure' AAA (split-season):  Mark Hogan   Season Plans    Coaching Staff

17U Girls Tier I (split-season):  Head Coach - Tosh Farrell; Assistant Coach - Don Vaccarelli


The outline of ice times for the teams is as follows:

--Squirt (2008 & 2007):  1 - 60 minute shared skills session, 1 - 60 minute shared ice practice and 1 - 60 minute full ice practice a week
--Pee Wee (2006 & 2005):  1 - 75 minute shared ice practice and 1 - 75-minute full ice practice a week.  Every other week a 60 minute shared skills session will be added
--Bantam (2004 & 2003 Gold):  1 - 75 minute full ice practice, 1 - 60 minute full ice practice and 1 - 60 minute shared skills session a week
--2003 Blue:  2 ice sessions a week
--15U AAA:  Split-season schedule with planned practices of up to 2 - 60 minute full ice practices and 1 - 60 minute shared skill session a week.


In the near future an announcement will be made regarding 16U AAA plans that will outline schedule and player development details. 

Monarch teams will enter the most competitive Super Series events, Tier I Showcases and tournaments in the United States and Canada at all age levels.  A more detailed and enhanced goalie development program will also be part of the 2017-2018 Monarchs program and an announcement will be made soon with details.

If you would like to apply for an open coaching position or be considered for an assistant coach position, please send inquires to 

posted 02/01/2017
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

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