We are dedicated to promoting the sport of hockey through athletics, physical exercise and sportsmanship as well as to enhance the moral character and physical health of young boys and girls through organized athletic instruction and competition.
The Rochester Americans PeeWee Major AA Red team, coached by Mike Lauderdale, defeated the Windsor Jr. Spitfires 5-4 to win the 2014 Pittsburgh Pre-Season Challenge Championship.
Forward, Michael Walton scored the game winner for Rochester, who stormed back from a 4-3 second period deficit to take a 5-4 win. Forward, Andrew Balch, scored a hat trick with two goals in the 1st period and another goal in the 3rd period. During the tournament, Rochester went 1-1-1 while scoring 8 goals, enough to secure 2nd place in the Championship game.
Congratulations to all the players, Andrew Balch, Cole Bollin, Ryan Brown, Brecken Catalano, Alex Czornobil, Jack Gramlich, Brad Haines, Sam Lauderdale, Luke Leach, Trevor MacDonald, Luke Molnar, Aiden Nasca, Josh Seymour, Huck Thayer, Matt Tyler and Michael Walton as well as Assistant Coaches Brian Leach, Sean McDonald, and Dave Seymour.
Rochester youth hockey will be running two coaches clinics this season for the goaltending coaches within our organization. Each clinic will consist of 1 hour of classroom and lecture on the fundamentals of modern goaltending. The second clinic will also involve one hour on ice clinic where the coaches will participate with their goaltenders in drills run Maksymum Goaltending coaches.
The dominance of European goaltenders in the elite and professional leagues has become apparent in the last few years. They have achieved this in no small part due to their certification and training for all goal coaches within their youth systems. Maksymum Goaltending along with their partners in Finland, Goaliepro, have studied this system and offer this class as a way to offer consistency and the best of modern coaching techniques to the goaltenders of RYH. This is a free clinic for all RYH coaches but please register for planning purposes.
Rochester Youth Hockey is proud to offer free goaltending clinics to all of our members for 2014. Groups will be divided by age and skill level to provide basic fundamentals for our younger goaltenders, and a high level competitive environment for our bantam through midget aged goalies. Clinic Instructors will be provided by Maksymum Goaltending and all clinics will be held at Bill Gray's Iceplex. Please see the following for specifics dates and registration.
Monday 10/13/14 at 7:30 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Monday 11/3/14 at 6:10 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Monday 11/17/14 at 7:10 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Monday 12/1/14 at 6:10 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Tuesday 12/16/14 at 6:00 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Monday 01/05/15 at 6:00 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Monday 01/19/15 at 6:10 at Bill Grays Iceplex
Again these clinics are free for all goaltenders in any RYH program but please register to allow for better staffing and planning. Please click here to register our visit our website at www.ryhockey.com or by contacting the Maksymum office at 426-8488.