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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.

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 play 14 Half Ice Games at the White & Blue skill levels. Squirt 10U & Peewee 12U teams play a 16 game schedule at the White & Blue levels. Squirt/10U & Peewee/12U Red teams will pay 10 games in the Thruway Series against Red teams in Snowbelt (Syracuse) and the remainder of their season against teams in Empire. Older divisions do not separate by skill level. Bantam 14U play an 18 game schedule & Midget 18U teams play a 20 game schedule. Our EAHC 2019-2020 hockey season runs from October, 2019 through February, 2020 with playoffs for 10U thru 18U divisions from February 27 to March 1, 2020 culminating in Championship Finals at Webster Ice Arena.
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Respect The Refs!
Travel Midget Request to Play on an Empire Midget Team
The Empire Conference is pleased to announce that it will continue...
Upcoming EAHC Board Meetings
EAHC Monthly Meetings: Held on the 2nd Monday of each Month @...
We Stay Home so We can Play Hockey
Team Project form Canandaigua Knights Squirt/10U Blue Klaehn
USA Hockey Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play & Respect
Have you watched the USA Hockey video about the Declaration of...
Respect The Refs!

Respect The Refs

by posted 10/31/2020
Travel Midget Request to Play on an Empire Midget Team

The Empire Conference is pleased to announce that it will continue to offer the opportunity for Midget Travel Players to petition the EAHC/Empire Conference for permission to play on a Empire Midget Team.  This opportunity is intended for those Midget players who have no High School Varsity or JV/Club team to play for after the split season Midget season is over on November 30, 2020.  

Midget players who are cut from a High School team or their school district/school does not offer a High School team, and their Midget Travel season is completed may petition Empire by filling out the Form located under the Forms tab at the top of the EAHC Home page above.  In order to be eligible to play for a EAHC Midget Team, your Midget Travel Season must be completed (i.e. all league, scrimmage & tournament games finished) & you MUST be home schooled, attend a high school that has no Varsity team, be cut (ineligible) from all high school associated teams and not be on a JV/Club team. This Petition Process is ONLY for players with no team (HS Varsity, JV or Club League) to play for after the Midget Travel season completes in November.  

Once the form is filled out, reviewed by EAHC Board (at the November & December EAHC Meetings & by email if needed), and Midget team openings determined, you will be notified of the EAHC Midget team you have been assigned to.  We try to assign players to their 1st choice team but players should realize that EAHC will steer players to teams that have less than 17 players first rather than trying to fill 1 or 2 spots on your preferred team provided the assignment makes geographical sense and does not upset the Midget division balance.  Note that you will be required to obtain a Release if you are changing organizations and pay the fees set by the organization of the team you are assigned to.

Each EAHC Midget Team is limited to a MAXIMUM of 2 Petitioned Midget Travel Players for the 2020-21 Season. Each Midget Team is limited to a maximum of 18 skaters & 2 Goalies by USA Hockey rules and may not have room to add petitioned Midget Travel players. Also, Head Coaches and the organizatiion may choose whether to accept new players. Some orgs may not.

The sizes of each Midget Team & # of Openings (Max: 2) are as follows:
       MCYH    Hinds                TBD      Lakeshore        None          
       PYH        Jasie                   TBD        RIC (TC)       None                 
       PYH        Stantz                 TBD        RIC (TC)        None
       Webster   Countryman    15        Webster         Open Positons: 2                        
       Webster  Coulombe         17       Webster         Open Positions: NONE
       Geneseo    TBD                TBD        Scottsville    Open Positions: TBD
       RYH         Chatterton        TBD         BGIP           None
       Batavia     Franclemont     TBD         Falleti          None
       Batavia      TBD                 TBD         Falleti         None

PETTITION will be reviewed and approved/denied within 10 days after submittal & HS tryouts have completed.  Players should plan on 10 days to complete paperwork and registration steps after they are approved by the Empire Board before they can play.

If you have any questions, please contact the Empire Representative for the organization you are currently playing for.  The Contacts page (link on the lefthand side of this page) wil have contact info for the Reps for every organization.

by posted 10/27/2020
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 September 14  at Bill Gray's (TBD)    Monthly Meeting & Preliminary Team Counts Due
       Monday September 21 - Petitions for Blue Teams Due
       Monday September 28 at Bill Gray's Monthly Meeting (TBD) & Final Team Counts/Commissioner Training
       Tuesday, October TBD at East HS Cafeteri Squirt thru Midget Scheduling Meeting (TBD)
       Thursday, October TBD at East HS Cafeteria RWB Scheduling (TBD)
       Monday, October 12 at Bill Gray's?? (TBD) Monthly Meeting
     Monday, November 9 at Bill Gray's?? (TBD) Monthly Meeting

General Meeting Schedule:
May - Spring & Summer Meetings are for discussion of rule changes and planning
June - Final EAHC Calendar set including Scheduling Meeting date
July - Rule Changes & Planning
August - Commissioners determined, planning begins for Scheduling, Finalization of Rule Changes 
September - Board Meeting (Preliminary Team Counts due)
         Last Monday of September Meeting:  TBD
                      Final Team Counts are Due
                      Final Divisions are set
                      Commissioner Training
October - TBD
         The annual Scheduling Meeting is held on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday.
           TBD for 2020-21
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.

by posted 09/28/2020
We Stay Home so We can Play Hockey

We Stay Home So We Can Play Hockey Next Season

Team Project form Canandaigua Knights Squirt/10U Blue Klaehn

by posted 05/04/2020
USA Hockey Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play & Respect

Have you watched the USA Hockey video about the Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect?

This nitiative is designed to change the culture as to what is considered acceptable/unacceptable body checking and competitive contact at all levels of play.

The video is 16 minutes and 40 seconds.  All coaches should view this video and encourage all parents and players ot view it also.

The video is available on YouTube and can be found at the following link

Good Luck this Season!

by posted 12/20/2019
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