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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. 6U Teams participate in 4 to 6 Jamboress starting November and running thru February.  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 2022-2023 hockey season runs from October 1, 2021 through the end of February, 2023. Most EAHC teams begin practicing in September.

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. Games MUST be played at 8U, 10U and 12U levels with coaches as refs if no referees are available.

NYSAHA COVID Policy - See each rink's policy.

2022-23 EAHC Playoffs for 10u thru 18u Divisions will be Feb 23-26, 2023.  All teams are required to participate and not schedule ANY conflicting events.
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EAHC 2022-23 Information

Please check back often as information will be updated frequently!

All teams are required to update their team information (Head Coach Name, phone #, email; Manager name, phone #, email and the link to their USA Hockey Roster as soon as their team is formed.  If all info is not available, it should be filled in as soon as it is known.  Divisions at the Peewee/12U, Squirt/10U and RWB/8U levels will be filled in as they are determined by the EAHC Board.

Game Play Rules - 2022 Changes/Updates/Reminders:

1.) Penalty Minute Limits:
      a.) All 14U & 18U games (per NYSAHA) will use 2 minute minors, 5 minute majors and 10 minute Misconducts.
      b.) 10U & 12U games (per NYSAHA) will use 1 minute minors, 3 minute Majors, and 6 minute Misconducts.

2.) USA Hockey Rosters REQUIRED: ALL teams must have all Coaches on the Bench and all players (including substitutes) listed on their USA Hockey Rosters.  USA Hockey Rosters must be listed below for the team BEFORE they play in a game or a EAHC Jamboree.

3.) Fill out Referee Evaluations: Every team that regualrly fills out referee evaluations (by Head Coach or his/her designee, NO PARENTS) will receive an extra Fair Play Point if they fill out a Ref Eval for 75% or more of their games.  Link to the ref evals is:

4.) Use of illegal players (including but not limited to use of non-USA Hockey rostered or illegal substitutes or suspended players): Teams will forefeit the game and for a 2nd offence Head Coach will also be suspended, 3rd offense results in a Head Coach hearing.

5.) REMINDER:  All Game Miscnducts and Match Penalties (in League Games, Scrimmages and Tournaments) MUST be reported via the "REPORT AN INFRACTION" form at:

6.) MERCY RULE:  Applies at ALL Divisions.   A. Running clock with a 7 or more goal advantage in 3rd period.  B. Return to stop clock if gap narrows to less than 7 goals.  C. Only show 7 goal differential on clock, record all goals on scoresheet.

7.) EMPIRE REVIEW POLICY: See the EAHC Guidebook on the Documents page  Page 21-22.

EAHC Team Roster Links:

EAHC Midget/18U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:

EAHC Bantam/14U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:

EAHC Peewee/12U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:

EAHC Squirt/10U Teams information in the Google Docs form at the link below:

EAHC RWB/8U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:

EAHC 6U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:
      Commissioner Jeanne Epping MCYH (8U & 6U)

6U Jamboree dates:

10/29/22  10am to 2pm   SUNY Borkcport HOST: TCYH
11/13/22  10am to 2pm    Roch Ice Center (RIC)  HOST: Roch Jr Amerks
12/04/22 12pm to 4pm    Lakeshore Hockey Rink  HOST: Roch Youth Hockey

01/08/23  8am to 12pm   Canandaigua Rink (GCCC)  HOST: Canandaigua Youth Hockey
01/22/23  11am to 3pm   Scottsville Ice Arena    HOST: Geneseo Livingston Blues

02/19/23   9am to 1 pm   Webster Ice Arena     HOST: Webster Youth Hockey

Before attending any game, please check the website for the rink for updates on their COVID policy.  For your convenience, the rink websites are shown below:

Please follow all rules so everyone can continue playing games at all of the rinks in the Rochester area. Teams should be aware of the rink policy and be prepared to follow them for every game.  Ignorance is not an excuse.  Make it safe for everyone and follow the rules!

       Rochester Ice Center (RIC)(page down to find the policy)   (Jr. Amerks)
       Bill Grays IcePlex (BGIP)    (RYH, Edge, Jr Amerks) 
       Webster Ice Arena (Webster)   (WYHA)
       Paul Louis Arena (PLA)   (Jr Amerks, Edge)
       Lakeshore Hockey Arena (Lakeshore)   (MCYH)
       Scottsville Ice Arena (Scottsville)  (Geneseo, MCYH, TCYH)
       Canandaigua Civic Center (GCCC)    (Canandaigua)
       Batavia (Falletti)    (Batavia)
       Village Sports (VS )   (RYH 8U)
       SUNY Brockport-Tuttle Ice Arena  (TCYH)

More information on the 2022-23 Season coming!  Check back frequently!

by jr barreca posted 09/13/2022
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:     ALL Meetings at BGIP
        Monday, August 8, Monthly Meeting:
                   Team counts & Commissioner Identification
        Monday, September 12, Monthly Meeting
                   Team Counts & Season Planning
        Monday, September 26, Pre-Scheduling Meeting
                   FINALIZE Team Counts, Review petitions, Commissioner Training
        October, Scheduling Periods - See COnference Timeline
        Monday November 14, 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, Petitions are reviewed and decided
                      Final Divisions are set
                      Commissioner Training
October - Game Scheduling Periods - see the Conference Timeline for details

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  

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 03/22/2022
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