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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.

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 2021-2022 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.
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EAHC 2021-22 Information
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EAHC 2021-22 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 - 2021 Changes:

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 - all games are 36 minutes of game play or less) will use 1 minute minors, 3 minute Majors, and 6 minute Misconducts.  Note Thruway Series or scrimmages may use different penalty minute limits due to longer games (if more than 36 minutes of game play).

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.

EAHC Team Roster Links:

EAHC Midget/18U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:
         18U Game Schedules are POSTED - Commissioner Karyn Lipome

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

           14U Game Schedules are POSTED - Commissioner Jessica Galante (MCYH)

EAHC Peewee/12U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:
          12U Schedules are POSTED
          Commissioners Lynn McClenin RJA (Blue) & David Hurlburt Webster (White)

EAHC Squirt/10U Teams information in the Google Docs form at the link below:
         10U Schedules are POSTED
         Commissioners Megan Sereno RYH (Blue) & Mike Griswold CKH (Red/White)

EAHC RWB/8U Teams information is in the Google Docs form at the link below:
       8U Schedules are POSTED
      Commissioner Jeanne Epping MCYH (8U All divisions)

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

6U Jamboree dates:

11/13/21  11am-3PM RJA

12/5/21    1:30 - 5:30 MCYH (lakeshore)

1/8/22      2:30-6:30pm   RYH (Lakeshore)
1/16/22    9-1 Canandaigua (GCCC)

2/13/22    8am - 12pm   Webster

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 2021-22 Season coming!  Check back frequently!

by posted 09/30/2021
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 13   via ZOOM Monthly Meeting
        Monday, October - NO MEETING due to Scheduling Activities
        Monday, November 8  via ZOOM Monthly Meeting
        Monday, December 13  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
                      Commissioner Training
October -
         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  

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 08/30/2021
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by posted 08/25/2021
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