Practices: The team will practice roughly 2 x per week with most practices being held at Thomas Creek Ice Arena (TCIA). The practice schedule will run from September thru mid-March.
Games: The team will play league games as an affiliate of the WNYAHL season with most home games being held at Thomas Creek Ice Arena. [Approx. 16/year + playoffs] Visit (www.wnyahl.net) for more info on teams that belong to WNYAHL.
Tournaments: The team will participate in 2-4 tournaments, including at least one hosted by PYH at Thomas Creek Ice Arena. Tournaments will be spread out throughout the season to assure they do not interfere with the league schedule. [est. 16 games: depending on team agreed upon goals]
The budget will be developed for the entire year and reflect the plan above. Once the schedule and budget are developed and distributed they are final with the only exceptions being unforeseen expenses or changes due to team agreed upon additions (tournaments, extra ice, etc.). The estimated per player costs are determined by dividing the total team cost by 16 players. The cost will go up if there is less than 16 players, or down if there are more.
PYH Development Team cost is determined by:
- Cost of total amount of ice used by the team for practices and games
- Cost of referees for games
- Fixed cost per team for PYH overhead: this covers league fees, insurance, administration, etc.
Development Camp will be conducted by the head coach with assistance from the PYH advisory team. Final decisions on team selection will be made by the head coach. Development Camp will be held at Thomas Creek Ice Arena March 14th, 15th, and 16th. All Mite age children are encouraged to attend.
For further information, please email:
Tim Elie, VP Hockey Operation, at
Frank Golisano, Travel Director, at