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 10u AAA WNYAHL team will have a complete travel hockey experience and compete against the top teams in our region. 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 Scott McDonald Assistant Coach Chris Schultz

Coach McDonald brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Jr Amerks. He served as the RIT Women’s Hockey Team Head Coach from 2006-2018. In 12 seasons as head coach at RIT, McDonald has compiled an overall record of 205-154-29. He is Division III’s all-time leader with a .835 winning percentage and is RIT’s all-time leader in coaching victories.

Coach Schultz is Rochester native who's been involved with hockey at several levels. He's currently the SUNY Geneseo Men's hockey coach and will be entering his 15th season. The 2014 and 2016 Edward Jeremiah Award Winner as the Division III National Coach of the Year, Schultz was hired by his alma mater in 2006.

McDonald, the 2009 and 2011 ECAC West Coach of the Year, led the RI to the 2012 National Championship, two National Championship games appearances, one NCAA Division I Tournament appearance, three NCAA Division III Tournament berths, two ECAC West Championships, and two CHA titles. He became the second fastest coach in Division III history to reach the 100 win milestone (128 games)

A 2000 graduate of Niagara University, McDonald played defense for the Purple Eagles from 1996-2000. He was part of the school’s inaugural freshman and first graduating classes as a Division I program. During his senior year, he helped Niagara, in only its fourth season, to an NCAA Tournament at-large bid, beating the University of New Hampshire in the northeast regional. He also helped Niagara to an undefeated season in the College Hockey America conference (15-0-2, 30-8-4 overall), as well as the CHA regular season and tournament titles.

McDonald later served as an assistant at Utica College for one season before moving to RIT to serve as the assistant coach for the RIT men’s hockey program from 2003-06. He put forth an outstanding effort in recruiting talented student-athletes as the men’s squad made the leap to Division I in 2005.

McDonald, a native of Oakville, Ontario, is the only person in NCAA history to play at the Division I and III level, and coach at both divisions on both the men’s and women’s sides.

Prior to college, he played in Toronto for the St. Michael’s Buzzers and the North York Rangers. Professionally, McDonald played in Hagfors, Sweden, for the IK Viking Ishockeyklubb. Prior to that, McDonald played with the San Angelo (Texas) Outlaws of the Western Professional Hockey League.

McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Niagara University in 2000. McDonald lives in Victor, N.Y., with his wife, Christina, and daughters, Summer and Sienna. 

Geneseo has won the SUNYAC conference championship four out of the last five years and has made the national tournament in 5 of the last 7 years.  The Ice Knights have been to three Frozen Fours during that time.

Prior to Geneseo, Schultz coached his other alma mater, the Aquinas Institute. Schultz led the Little Irish to a 54-14-3 record, including a runner-up finish for the 2006 New York State Class A Championship after winning the Section V Class A title.

Schultz graduated from Geneseo in 1997 with a dual degree in special education and history before completing a master’s degree in education in 2002 at SUNY Brockport. As a student-athlete, Schultz was a two-time captain for the Knights while finishing with 55 career points (26 goals, 29 assists). A member of the SUNYAC Commissioner’s List and All-Academic Team, he was awarded ECAC East Region USAir Rookie of the Week on one occasion.

Prior to his collegiate career, Schultz played one season with the Rochester Monarchs junior hockey team, serving as team captain and setting a team record with seven short-handed goals in 1993. He left Aquinas as the eighth-highest scorer in school history and 38th all-time in Section V.

A resident of Livonia, N.Y., Schultz and his wife, Christy, have two sons -- Will and Drew


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:40-50 total

  • 15 wnyahl league games
  • 10 independent schedule games 
  • 20-25 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
  • 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



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