PYH is committed to providing consistent and constructive player development while emphasizing the fun of playing the game.

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Ryan Gage

Email: Cell: 585-749-5577


Head Coach – Rochester Monarchs 2013-2014 – Midget Minor AAA

Assistant - Aquinas 2006 State Finalist with Chris Schultz (SUNY Geneseo Coach)

Assistant - Aquinas 2010-2014 

Head Coach - Perinton Youth Hockey 2011-2012 - Midget Minor

Head Coach - Perinton Youth Hockey 2012-2013 - Midget Minor 


2001-2003 - SUNY Geneneo - Head Coach Brian Hills (RIT coach)

1998-2001 - Aquinas - 4 Sectional Titles, 2 State Championships, 3/4 x’s played in NYS Champ Game. 

NYS Midget Major AAA Finalist 1999 & 2001 


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Ryan LaShomb



Assistant Coach – Rochester Monarchs 2013-2014 – Midget Minor AAA

Head Coach – Perinton Youth Hockey 2011-2013 – Midget Minor 

Assistant Coach – Aquinas High School – 2008-2014


2004-2007 – SUNY Cortland 

2002-2003 – Syracuse Stars Jr Hockey Team 

1999-2002 – Aquinas High School – 2 x NYS Finalist – 4 Sectionals – 1999 State Championship 

NYS Midget Major AAA Finalist 2001 & 2002


Owns and Operates Lashomb Lawn and Landscaping, specializing in Hardscapes and commercial snow removal.


Jonathan Scott

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Assistant Coach – Rochester Monarchs 2013-2014 – Midget Minor AAA


1998-2000 – RIT Hockey – Head Coach Eric Hoffberg and Wayne Wilson 

1998-2000 – Division III ECAC East Champions 

1998-1999 – Division III NCAA National Championship Semifinalist

1999-2000 – Division III NCAA National Championship Quarterfinalist

1995-1998 – St. Joseph’s (Buffalo) Collegiate Institute Federation Hockey Team

1996-1998 – All WNY Hockey and Baseball

1996-1998 – Buffalo Saints Selects – State Champion and National Championship Finalist


2003-Current – Rochester General Hospital SICU: Critical Care Physician Assistant

2011-Current – Whitbeck Spinal Associates: Orthopedic Spine Physician Assistant

2011-Current – Strong Memorial Hospital Burn Trauma ICU: Critical Care Physician Assistant


John is married to Casey who is a High School Social Studies teacher; they reside in Penfield, NY.


Jody Gage



Assistant Coach – Rochester Monarchs 2013-2014 – Midget Minor 

Head Coach – Rochester Youth Hockey – 2000-2001 – Midget Major (State Finalist)

Hockey School-Ran Hockey School throughout 90’s


1976-1978 – Hamilton Fincups – OHL 

1978-1979 – Kitchener Rangers - OHL 

1979-1985 – Detroit Redwings –NHL & Adirondack Red Wings - AHL 

1985-1996 – Buffalo Sabres-NHL & Rochester Americans AHL – 1987-88 AHL MVP


1996-2009 – General Manager Rochester Americans 

1996-2008 – General Manager Rochester Knighthawks-NLL 

2000-2008 – General Manager – Rochester Rattlers- MLL 

2008-2011 – Director of Player Personnel – Rochester Americans

2011-2013 – General Manager of Hamilton Nationals - MLL 

2010-present- VP of Player Personnel – Rochester Knighthawks - NLL 

2011-present – Director of Strategic Planning – Rochester Americans


Mike Norton

Played 4 years Varsity hockey for McQuaid, played 1 year JV for Merrimack College, graduated college 

from St John Fisher.  Coached 2 years of mites for PYH Blades.  My philosophy is to develop strong 

fundamentals and character in young athletes.



Mike Napieralski

A native of Rochester, NY, Mike Napieralski grew up playing Rochester Youth Hockey, Greece Varsity High School Hockey  ('94), and Rochester Junior B Americans. He holds a B.A. degree from Kent State University where he played four seasons on their ACHA Division I team ('99).

Mike has also been an official for over 25 years including 10 years as a NCAA Division I referee and linesman. He was a member of the USA Hockey Development Program where he attended development camps throughout the country and participated in many USA Hockey National Championship and IIHF Tournaments.

Now a Fairport resident, Mike has been involved with Perinton Youth Hockey's 8U program since 2011 and most recently served as a Head Coach in the Perinton Youth Hockey Mite Program. 


Greg Schwind

Assistant Coach Brockport College 2013-2014

Assistant Coach University of Mass-Boston 2008-2013

Coach USA Hockey Massachusetts Player Development Camp Cushing Academy 2011-2012

Coach Bill Belisle Hockey School, Woonsocket RI 2009-2012

Played at Brockport College 2006-2007

Played at SUNY Morrisville 2004-2005

Selected MVP 2004 NJCAA Hockey Tournament

Math Teacher Brockport High School


Al Barton

Assistant Coach Brockport High School 2013-present

SUNY Geneseo Goalie Coach 2008-2013

Niagara University 2003-2007

New York Apple Core (EJHL) Goalie 2002-2003

Buffalo Lightning (OPJHL) Goalie 2000-2002


Chris Palmer



Signed with New Jersey Devils

Played 11 yrs pro (AHL, UHL, Canadian Olympic Team, 8 yrs in Europe-Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain) 


5 yrs as RIT assistant

10 yrs at PYH/RYH 

Scott Nichol


Scott Nichol enters his first season as the Predators Director of Player Development in 2013-14 after completing a 20-season professional career in May 2013. In his role, Nichol is responsible for following and evaluating prospects drafted by Nashville, in addition to working with players on all levels throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He assists them with their maturation process into NHL players by focusing on nutrition, off-ice workouts and conditioning, practice habits and game performance.

Nichol, who played 209 regular season games (24g-23a-47pts) for the Predators from 2005-09, spent two decades as a player from 1994-95 to 2012-13, posting 127 points (56g-71a) and 916 penalty minutes in 662 NHL games with Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Nashville, San Jose and St. Louis and 211 points (90g-121a) and 1,029 penalty minutes in 398 games at the American and International Hockey League level with Rochester, Detroit and Milwaukee. He helped the San Jose Sharks advance to back-to-back Western Conference Finals in 2010 and 2011, and won the AHL’s Calder Cup as a member of the Rochester Americans in 1996.

Perennially one of the NHL’s top face-off men, the Edmonton, Alta., native led the League in face-off efficiency during the 2009-10 season with San Jose, and in 2007-08 with Nashville. He also holds a Nashville franchise record for shorthanded goals in a game/period with two in the second period of a 5-2 victory at St. Louis on Jan. 19, 2008.

Buffalo’s ninth selection, 272nd overall (11th round), in the 1993 Entry Draft was coached by Predators Hockey Operations Advisor Brent Peterson with the Portland Winterhawks from 1992-94, posting 157 points (71g-86a) and 290 penalty minutes in 132 Western Hockey League games.

Nichol and his wife Christie, sons Hayden and Foster, and daughter Sophia reside in Rochester, N.Y. Follow him on Twitter @RealScottNichol.

Dave Leaderer

Born and raised in Rochester Ny playing for the Rochester Americans and Perinton Blades. Moved to Boston after sophomore year of high school to play for the Jr Bruins earning a full scholarship to UMass Amherst. Played majority of 4 year pro career in the ECHL with Trenton Devils and Cincinnati Cyclones amassing 114 points. Also played 10 games in the AHL with Albany Devils and Milwaukee Admirals. After pro career, helped coach the 99 age group for the Connecticut Wolfpack to the nationals. 

Abby Runyon

Abby Runyon just completed her second season as the assistant coach for the girls' varsity hockey team at Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire.  Prior to her coaching career, Abby was a four year member of the Hamilton College women's hockey team.  She was a co-captain her junior year and captain her senior year and was named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team three times.  Abby played for the Buffalo Bisons for three seasons in high school.  With the Bisons, she won the state Championship three times and attended Nationals in San Jose, Easton (Pennsylvania), and in Rochester.   Abby played for the Western team at the Empire State Games for three summers, earning two silver medals and a bronze medal.