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.
Rochester Youth Hockey
2700 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, New York, 14623
Rochester Youth Hockey (RYH) was established to promote and encourage athletics, physical exercise, and sportsmanship, in particular the sport of ice hockey, as well as to enhance the moral character and physical health of young boys and girls through organized athletic instruction and competition. We foster among our members, supporters and teams, fair play and sportsmanship, a general community spirit, and promote interest in the sport of amateur youth hockey in the greater Rochester area.
Our organization works diligently to provide quality coaching, competitive hockey and comprehensive training for all level of youth hockey at one convenient location – Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. Rochester Youth Hockey Inc. is affiliated with USA Hockey as a Tier I/AAA organization. Our Tier I Travel Teams compete at the highest levels in the United States and Canada. RYH also fields youth travel teams at the non-tournament AA levels, typically competing in the Western New York Amateur Hockey League.
Our Empire program continues to grow and thrive; with teams at all levels including Pre-mites, Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget---ages 5 to 18. Our Empire teams compete in the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference and have captured numerous regular season and playoff championships in recent years. Our Empire coaches follow and implement similar coaching plans and strategies as our Edge and travel coaches.
Several accomplished hockey players have skated with our organization:
Ryan Callahan - NY Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, US Olympic Team
Brian Gionta - Boston College, NJ Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, US Olympic Team
Steve Gionta - Boston College, NJ Devils
Derek Whitmore - Bowling Green State University, Rochester Amerks, Buffalo Sabres
Kim Insalaco - Brown University, USA Under-22 National Team, US Olympic Team 2006
Lyndsay Wall - University of Minnesota, US Olympic Team 2002, 2006
Matt Lane – U.S. National U18 Team, Boston University, Rochester Amerks
Connor Knapp - Miami University (Ohio), Rochester Amerks, Buffalo Sabres