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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Players on the 2020-21 12u AAA Independent team will have a complete travel hockey experience and compete against elite level competition. Our primary goal is to create a fun and competitive environment where every player can develop their skills and a passion for the game. Our programming this season is highly focused on player development so that each player is equipped with the skills necessary to advance and excel at the next level. Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.



Head Coach Mike Dossier |   

Mike Dossier will return for his fourth season coaching in the Rochester Monarchs AAA program. A native of Rochester, Coach Dossier has invested more than 40 years in the sport of hockey. He played NCAA Division III hockey at St. Bonaventure University following a year of junior hockey with the Rochester Americans. Coach Dossier played four years of varsity hockey in Greece where he served as team captain. He led his team to two sectional championships, and two state finals.

Coach Dossier has more than 20 years of coaching experience. He started his coaching career as assistant coach for the Greece high school hockey team, winning a state championship with the team in 1996. Coach Dossier has since coached youth hockey at all levels.



Season Forecast

Duration: August 1, 2020 - March 15, 2021


  • Three-day training camp in August
  • One shared practices per week
  • One full-ice practice per week
  • One advanced skills development sessions per week by RIC Academy [watch video clip]
  • Monthly goaltender training sessions
  • Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning [watch video clip]

Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.


* All practices, skills sessions and off-ice training sessions are included. No requirements for additional camps, clinics, or spring hockey.

Games: 60-70 total

  • 20-30 independent schedule games 
  • 30-40 tournament games



  • Rochester Americans and RIT hockey games
  • Preseason team party
  • End of season team party
  • Volunteer and community event
  • Fundraising opportunities

Composition of team:

  • 13-14 skaters
  • 1-2 goaltenders

Budget Estimate:

  • Dues: $2,250-2,750
  • Apparel and equipment not included
  • Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues (Approx. $1000 per player)
  • Fundraising opportunites are available



‚Äč*The information above is a forecast, or prediction, of the season. The actual season plan may vary slightly.