Welcome to the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference website. Our site is continuously evolving and we add content continuously. Users will be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much more. Check back frequently for the latest information! Members of the EAHC Board who supervise this league can be found on the "Contacts" page on the left hand side of this page.
NOTE: EAHC is one of only TWO Leagues in New York State which managed to pull off a short league season in February & March 2021! We are looking forward to holding a full season of hockey in 2021-22!
This year the EAHC will manage and supervise league play for approximately 100 youth hockey teams in the greater Rochester area. Teams range from RWB 6U & 8U through Midget 18U. 6U participate in several Cross Ice Jamborees hosted by local rinks and member organizations. 8U/RWB play 14 Half Ice Games at the Red, White & Blue skill levels. Squirt 10U & Peewee 12U teams play a 16 game schedule at the Red, White & Blue levels (if there are sufficient number of teams to justify 3 levels) . Bantam 14U & Midget 18U teams play an 18 game (14U) and 20 game (18U) schedule. Our EAHC 2020-2021 hockey season runs from October 1, 2021 through the end of February, 2022. Most EAHC teams begin practicing in September 2021.
ALL GAMES WILL OCCUR UNLESS THE RINKS CLOSE! All teams should always have 1 coach ready to skate as a referee (with helmet, skates and whistle) just in case a car does not start, someone gets sick etc etc.
All Teams should read the HOCKEY IS BACK announcement posted below and periodicially updated as needed.
Upcoming EAHC Board Meetings
EAHC Monthly Meetings:
Held on the 2nd Monday of each Month @ 7:00 PM at Bill Gray's Ice Arena
Disciplinary Hearings may be held prior to each meeting at 6:30 PM
Meetings are open to all. Agenda items and requests to speak should sent to the Empire President, VP and Secretary one week before the meeting date. Meetings are generally held in the conference room opposite Rink #3.
Next Meetings are:
Monday, June 14 via ZOOM Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 12 via ZOOM Monthly Meeting
Monday, August 9 via ZOOM Monthly Meeting
General Meeting Schedule:
May - Spring & Summer Meetings are for discussion of rule changes and planning
Commissioners are invited but not required
June - Final EAHC Calendar set including Scheduling Meeting details
July - Rule Changes & Planning
August - Commissioners determined, planning begins for Scheduling, Finalization of Rule Changes
September - Monthly Meeting on 2nd Monday (Preliminary Team Counts due)
September - Last Monday of September Meeting:
Final Team Counts are Due
Final Divisions are set
The annual Scheduling Meeting is held on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday.
TBD for 2021-2 due to meeting attendance requirements
November - Commissioner Reports & Issue Discussions
December- Commissioner Reports & Issue Discussions & Finalize Playoff Planning
January - Commissioner Reports & Issue Discussions
February - Playoff Training for Commissioners Plus January Topics
March - End of Season Closeout and Celebration
April - Transition of Officers, Preliminary EAHC Calendar set
ALL EAHC Rosters are Frozen on 12/31. If you need further information on dates, please consult the Events Calendar on the right hand side of the Home page. Empire Contact Information can be found on the Empire Contacts page accessed thru the link on the lef side of the Home page.