Players on the 2020-21 18u 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 Francois Methot |
Francois Methot is Hockey General Manager for Perinton Youth Hockey and has been an integral part of PYH's Rochester Monarchs AAA program as the Director of Hockey for almost five years. He's coached several Monarchs teams during his time with PYH, and led the Monarchs 14U team to a run for the national championship in 2018. Methot is a beloved skills coach to many players at PYH and around the region. Players of all ages, from mites to college and professional hockey teams, including the Nashville Predators, work with him to develop their hockey skills.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Methot was a 3rd round NHL draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 1996 out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Methot spent the the first five seasons of his professional career with the Rochester Americans (AHL) playing in 334 regular season games with the club and another 39 Calder Cup playoff contests. After a season with the Portland Pirates in the AHL, Methot moved on to a very successful career in Europe until he retired from playing professionally.
Duration: August 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021
Season Type: Split Season
Three-day training camp in August
Two 75-minute full ice team practices per week
One 75-minute advanced skills development sessions per week by RIC Academy
Monthly goaltender training sessions
Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning
* 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
Composition of team:
Apparel and equipment not included
Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues (Approx. $500 per player)