The Rochester Junior Americans are committed to providing consistent and constructive player development while emphasizing the fun of playing the game.

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We Are The Rochester Jr Americans

Perinton Youth Hockey’s partnership with the Rochester Americans is official. The area’s largest youth hockey organization received approval from USA Hockey to form the new Rochester Junior Americans youth hockey organization. The partnership with the Rochester Americans was first announced at a press conference held on March 3 at Rochester Ice Center, the home rink for the Rochester Jr. Americans organization.

Next season all players from 8U-18U at the AAA, AA and house levels will wear the same Jr. Amerks uniform displaying the iconic Amerks logo. Players will follow the same development program led by Jr. Amerks Hockey General Manager Francois Methot and the Hockey Development Group.


PYH Set to Become The Rochester Jr Americans Next Season
3.3.2020 -- Perinton Youth Hockey (PYH), in conjunction with the Rochester Americans, announced today the formation of the Rochester Junior Americans youth hockey organization. Set to begin play in the 2020-21 season, all youth hockey programming offered under the current PYH organization, including 8U-18U (mites-midgets) at the AAA and AA levels as well as all affiliated house teams, will shift to the Jr. Amerks brand. Additionally, PYH will effectively adopt the Rochester Junior Americans name with the program offering an enhanced level of competition for local players ages six to 18. The organization will house its operations at the Rochester Ice Center, located at 80 Lyndon Road in Fairport.

2020-21 Travel Coaches and Tryout Dates Announced

2.7.2020 -- Perinton Youth Hockey welcomes an exceptional AA and AAA coaching staff to the 2020-21 season. Next season, five new head coaches—each with significant professional or collegiate hockey experience—will lead our AAA teams, including Matt Murley (13U AAA), Joe Dugan (14U AAA TB), Shane Madolora (15U AAA TB), Dave Maksymiu (16U AAA TB), and Stephen Gionta (12U Girls AAA TB). 


NHL Alumni Among Members of New Hockey Development Group at PYH

1.16.2020 -- With the goal of helping all kids reach their full potential as hockey players, Perinton Youth Hockey has formed a professional advisory group named the Hockey Development Group. The group will be led by PYH Hockey General Manager Francois Methot and includes NHL alums Nathan Paetsch, Stephen Gionta and Matt Murley, as well as former professional players Jim Lorentz and Dave Insalaco. The combined group brings significant knowledge and experience at the highest levels of hockey to PYH’s player development program.

2020-21 Travel Coach Applications

1.2.2020 -- We are now accepting applications for travel team coaches for next season. We will be fielding both Tier I (AAA) and Tier II (AA) for ages 9U-18U...

Francois Methot Named Hockey General Manager

1.1.2020 -- Francois Methot has expanded his role with Perinton Youth Hockey as Hockey General Manager, a new role that will begin immediately in preparation for the 2020-2021 hockey season...