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 15u AAA 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 Shane Madolora  |  

Mandolora is a new addition to Perinton Youth Hockey's AAA program. He is currently head coach of the Rochester Junior Monarchs NCDC Team. Prior to that, Mandolora was assistant coach for the RIT women's hockey team. 
Before coaching, Shane was a goaltender for the NCAA Division I RIT Tigers from 2009-12, which included a trip to the Frozen Four. Originally from Salinas, California, Mandolora came to RIT and recorded many individual awards. He is a nine-time Atlantic Hockey Association Goaltender of the week, back-to-back All-AHA first team selection, as well as an All-American. Following his time at RIT, Mandolora went on to play professional hockey in the United States and in Europe. 



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

Season Forecast

Duration: August 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021
Season Type: Split Season


  • Three-day training camp in August
  • Two full-ice team practices per week
  • Two per month - Specialized goaltender training sessions [watch video clip]
  • Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning [watch video clip]

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


  • 15-20 independent schedule games 
  • 15-20 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:

  • 13-16 skaters
  • 2 goaltenders


Budget Estimate:

  • Dues: $2,000-$2,500
  • Apparel and equipment not included
  • Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues (Approx. $500 per player)
  • Fundraising opportunites are available




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