Girls� hockey program in Rochester, New York, USA and the surrounding Monroe County region

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Mark Your Calendars - Girls Hockey Tryouts

Mark Your Calendars for 2020-21 Girls Hockey Tryouts


10U Program

Tuesday, March 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, at Genesee Valley (map)

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, at Genesee Valley (map)

  • For girls in 2011 and 2010 birth years
  • All players will have a team to play on, there are no program wide cuts
  • Team(s) expected to play in local Empire league and selected girls competition


12U Program

Tuesday, March 24, 7:15pm - 8:15pm, at Genesee Valley (map)

Wednesday, March 25, 7:15pm - 8:15pm, at Genesee Valley (map)

  • For girls in 2009 and 2008 birth years (2011 and 2010 players are eligible)
  • All players will have a team to play on, there are no program wide cuts
  • Tournament bound team(s) and non-tournament bound team(s) offerings


14U Program

Monday, April 13, 7:40pm - 8:40pm, at Bill Grays Iceplex

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm - 8:45pm, at Bill Gray's Iceplex

  • For girls in 2007 and 2006 birth years (younger players ineligible to play up on tournament bound teams)
  • Tier 1 Tournament Bound offering
  • Tier 2 Tournament Bound offering


16U/19U Program

Monday, April 13, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, at Bill Grays Iceplex

Tuesday, April 14, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, at Bill Grays Iceplex

  • For girls in 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002 birth years


**Our New 6U and 8U Girls Programs**

We are excited to be offering girls programs at every age level, including at the 6U and 8U levels. Check back often for announcement on our 8U Spring clinic program, and 2020-21 season options for girls in the 2012 and younger age groups, and opportunities for any new player to try hockey.



Season Plans, Specific Program Offerings and Coaching Announcements Coming Soon

  • **Online registration for 10U & 12U tryouts will open on March 17**
  • ** Online registration for 14U & 16U/19U tryouts will open on April 6th **

by posted 01/14/2020
Coaching Application for the 2020-21 Season

Be a part of this great growing game of girls hockey! The coaching application for the 2020-21 season is now open and will be available through January 15, 2020. Program offerings for next season will run from the learn hockey levels all the way through the 19U level. Opportunities for both head coaching and assistant coaching are available and we are expecting to field multiple teams at every age level from 14U and younger. There's never been a more exciting time to be a part of girls hockey in Rochester.

The online application is here. If you would like to print a copy of the application and/or email your application to us, a pdf version is attached.

by posted 12/27/2019
16U Girls Take Home Norfolk-Norwood Veterans Day Crown

Recently the 16U team headed up to the North Country to play in the Veteran’s Day Tournament.  We were a little short-handed and called up 3 players from the 14U team to round out our roster. In the round robin we played teams from Glen Falls, Philadelphia and the host team from Norfolk Norwood.  We finished with a 2 – 0 – 1 record that put us in the championship game against the host team we had tied in the round robin.  The girls came out on fire in the championship.  The girls went on the offense right out of the gate and they were up 3 – 0 at the end of the first and 6 – 0 at the end of the 2nd.  All of the girls contributed over the two days and were led by Emily O’Duffy’s near hat trick in one shift in the Championship game.

by posted 11/22/2019
Congratulations to Our 12U Girls

Another really fun weekend for our Edge teams at Rome's annual Fall Brawl tournament, capped off with an exciting tournament title for our 12s.

From left to right, Bottom row: Izzy, Melody, Sarah, Abby, Chloe, Ava, Mia, Carly, Caitlin

Top row: Coach Pete, Molly, Madeline, Coach Rob, Natalie, Alana, Izzy, Gabby and Coach John


by posted 10/20/2019
Meet Coach Jenn

Coach Jenn Shields

Coach Jenn Shields will be working with all of the teams in the Edge program. When not on the ice, Coach Jenn is a Doctor of Physical Therapy working out of Waterloo, NY.

Jenn hails from Ingersoll, Ontario and was a four time ECAC Hockey All-Academic player as a defenseman in 152 games for Clarkson, including being a key blueliner in their 2013-2014 National Championship victory over Minnesota. She finished her career an incredible +45. Prior to attending Clarkson, Jenn was a member of the Canadian Women’s U18 Team Member including winning a silver medal at the World Women’s U18 Championships. Coach Jenn played intermediate hockey for the AA Bluewater Jr Hawks in the PWHL.


by posted 08/22/2019
4 Time National Champion Mel Ames to Join Edge Coaching Staff

Coach Mel Ames

We are really excited to welcome Edge alum, Mel Ames, onto our coaching staff. While Mel will be primarily working with our 14U Tier 1 team, she will work closely with Coach Cassy, Coach Jess and Coach Robyn in assisting the entire Edge program.

Coach Mel grew up in Rochester and started her hockey career playing for Webster with the boys. She then went on to play with the Edge program for 4 years (2008-2012) beginning with the U14 Tier 2 team, then three years at the Tier 1 level. Mel was a member (along with Coach Cassy) of our 16U State championship in 2011 at the Tier 1 level. She spent her final year of youth hockey playing for Pittsburgh Penguins Elite – her Penguin team had the opportunity to play games against top Finnish and Russian teams in Finland and Russia for a two week period.

Mel played her college hockey for Plattsburgh State University from 2013-2017 where she had the distinction of winning 4 consecutive national championships and 4 ECAC West titles! Upon completing her college career, she continued playing professionally in Germany for two years in Germany’s top league, Ice Hockey Bundesliga, playing for the Hannover Scorpions in northern Germany.

When not on the ice, Coach Mel works for Neutral Zone Hockey where she scouts and evaluates young female hockey players. Mel is also working on completing her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business.

Says coach: “I am excited to be back with the Edge and continue to grow the girls game in this area!”

by posted 08/16/2019
USA Hockey Development Camp Selections

Congratulations to the following Edge girls for being selected to USA Hockey Development Camps this summer:

Eastern Select 14 Development Camp

Helen VanDamme

Victoria Campana


Multi-District Development Camp

Madeline Eaton


To learn more about the USA Hockey Girls Development program, check out this brochure.

by posted 06/03/2019
Nazareth Flyers 2019-2020 Home Schedule

by posted 05/17/2019
Edge 12U Back to Back State Champions

Top Row (L to R): Amelia Rizzo, ZaveyAnn Powers, Elizabeth Kent, Willa Runge, Bella Fanale, Alana Ipen Van Zeilen, Sienna Beal, Kayla Suders

Bottom Row (L to R): Anna Hensel, Sarah Hensel, Katelyn Bovee, Sydney Saracene, Eva Mayo, Chloe Pittinaro, Abby Strasenburgh, Lola Betancourt


by posted 03/10/2019