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.

NEW: Registration for "Extended Mites / Spring League" and "Mite to Squirt Transition" Programs are OPEN!

Young Players Hockey Clinic - Mar 24

Young Players Skating Clinic

For ages: 5 - 11
… All Levels Welcome!
1.5 hours of Skating Instruction
From: Strong Hockey, Jim Armstrong and Staff
1 Instructor on-ice for every 6 skaters

We will Focus On:

  • How to Stop and Start
  • Turning – Improving Balance
  • Coordinating all of my body in the same direction
  • Longer Strides
  • Forwards + Backwards
  • Carrying the Puck

Strong Hockey Background: We have been teaching young skaters Skills Improvement for the past 16 years. Visit us at:
For: Young skaters that want to learn
Where: at the Rochester Ice Center
When: March 24th, a Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

For more information, please download this flyer.

posted 03/16/2018
Rochester Edge Girls Hockey Announcement

Rochester Edge Girls Hockey is excited to make the following announcements concerning the 2018-19 season. We will continue upon the long Edge tradition of developing strong young female athletes by providing the most age-appropriate and skill-appropriate teams to play the game.

Rochester Edge Girls Hockey and Perinton Youth Hockey are pleased to announce the next step in their
evolving partnership to promote and grow girls’ hockey in the Greater Rochester area. PYH will charter a
combined Rochester Monarchs and Rochester Edge 19U Tier 1 team. This team will play against 17U competition in Canada, but will be designated as a 19U team per USA Hockey guidelines.


In addition, Rochester Edge will be fielding their own Tier 1 teams at the 16U and 14U age levels:

Team Birth Year Head Coach Tryout Dates

19U Tier 1

(2002 with special request)
Tosh Farrell Wed 4/11, Thu 4/12
Edge 16U Tier 1  2002 - 2003 Ned Corbett Wed 4/11, Thu 4/12
Edge 14U Tier 1 2004 - 2005 Sig VanDamme Wed 4/11, Thu 4/12
Edge 19U Tier 2 2000 - 2003 TBD Fri 4/13, Sat 4/14
Edge 16U Tier 2  2002 - 2005 TBD Fri 4/13, Sat 4/14
Edge 12U Tier 2 2006 - 2007 Mike Rizzo Tue 3/27, Wed 3/28


Upon completion of the Tier 1 tryouts, Rochester Edge will also be fielding Tier 2 teams at the above age
levels. The age distribution and head coaching assignments for each team will be decided once we
determine how many girls attend tryouts.

We will be hosting a Parent Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00pm at Bill Gray’s
Iceplex in the upstairs conference room. Location and times for all above tryout sessions will be
announced at that time.

posted 03/12/2018
Blades 10U Big Thaw Champions

Congratulations to the PYH 10U - Rizzi team on winning the Big Thaw Tournament.

posted 03/12/2018
Blades 12U Blue - WNYAHL Champs!

Congratulations to the Perinton Blades 12U team on winning the WNYAHL Pee Wee Major Green Championship Sunday afternoon. A great game was played by all as the Blades beat the Cazenovia Chiefs 6-1. This closed the amazing season of this team to finish 23-0 in all league games! They're rounding out the season at 43-15-4 overall with 4 more scrimmages to go. They're currently ranked 65 in the country and 7th in the state per MyHockey rankings. They brought home tournament wins at the Valley Pumpkin Power Play, Harborcenter Cup, and the Three Rivers Cup Tournament. While the team didn't celebrate with a pizza party after winning they did enjoy a well-earned team lunch.
Hats off to Coach Terry Nau, Mike Letters, Ron McKay, PJ Zugnoni and Lindsay Pegler on a great season!

posted 03/05/2018
Blades 13U PLA - WNYAHL Champs!

The PYH U13 PLA team captured the WNYAHL Championship on Saturday Night. A complete team effort was rewarded with a 3-0 win over Amherst. This Championship  victory capped an impressive 2017/18 season which saw the team go 31-4-3, win the Three Rivers Cup Tournament, WNYAHL green division regular and playoff Championships, as well as being voted Rochester's best youth hockey team!
Congrats to the entire team on a great year!

posted 03/04/2018
2018-19 Season Programs

For more information about Perinton Youth Hockey's 2018-19 Season Programs, please click on the image.

posted 03/03/2018
Mite Program Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Mite Programs:

Gold: Saturday, March 24th at 11:45 am at RIC.  For more information about the gold team, click here.  

Red: Saturday, March 24th at 10:45 am at RIC and Sunday, March 25th at 10:00 am at RIC.  More information about the red team coming soon.

If you have any questions regarding the mite program tryouts or the mite red or mite gold teams, please contact Robyn MacBride at  

by posted 02/25/2018
2018-19 Travel Team Coaches

Perinton Youth Hockey is proud to announce the Travel Program Head Coaches for their Perinton Blades and Rochester Monarchs teams for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The Interview Committee wishes to thank all of those applicants that were committed to guiding our youth hockey players moving forward.

Rochester Edge Tier I Girls announcements are coming soon.

Please check the "Coaches 2018-19" tab frequently for additional information including detailed season plans and program content.

posted 02/16/2018
PYH "Enhanced" House A Program


PYH is excited to announce an "Enhanced" House A program for the 2018-19 season.  This is for the 12U (2006 & 2007) and 10U (2008 & 2009) levels.  Teams will continue to participate in the Empire hockey league but in addition they will have an additional 8-10 games on their schedule through a potential cross league affiliation (more details on this in the future).  The season will continue to start after Labor day and end mid-March.  This will give families looking for a little more hockey and competition an additional development option without having to choose travel hockey.  

In conjunction with this change there will now be spring tryouts for these teams following the travel tryouts. Click here for dates and times.

If you have any questions and/or are interested in coaching please contact Kent Stauffer,


posted 02/08/2018
USA Hockey - Steps to prevent spread of influenza

The following information is from USA Hockey's flyer regarding steps to prevent the spread of influenza:


• Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
• Quarantine those with flu symptoms (players, coaches, parents, roommates)
• Avoid touching your eyes, noseand mouth
• Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer
• Use individual water bottles
• Don’t try to “play through” this illness
• See your doctor

Click here to download the USA Hockey flyer.

posted 01/22/2018
Tryout Schedule

The tryout schedule for 2018-19 Monarchs and Blades 9U - 12U teams can be found on the Our Programs / Tryouts / Tryout Schedule page.

Tryouts for 13U-18U teams will begin on Thursday April 12th.  Exact dates and times for these teams will be announced at a future time.

posted 12/29/2017

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.


If you would like to volunteer please complete the Volunteer form and we will contact you.

by posted 10/11/2017
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 10/11/2017
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 2017-21

Don't know the rules?

Download the 2017-21 Rulebook, 2017-21 Casebook and/or the 2017-21 Summary of Changes.

Also available is the Off-Ice Officiating Manual.

There are many more Rules and Resources available on the USA Hockey website.

posted 07/01/2011