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

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2021-22 Tryout Information


The Rochester Edge is excited to announce our tryout dates and times for next season.  Our goal is to expose your daughter to the highest quality coaching and we are pleased to have a number of our experienced coaches returning and welcoming those new to our organization. We have brought in a number of women who have played NCAA hockey and have international experience.  It is an exciting time to be part of the Edge organization. Our coaches' information can be found here.


Our practices for the 2021-2022 season will continue to be held at Bill Gray Iceplex and will start this fall.  Our teams will continue to benefit from clinic time and the leadership of our Hockey Director Mel Ames. Questions or additional information can be directed to Mel Ames or (585) 545-9212.


Tryouts will be held at Bill Gray’s Iceplex and Paul Lewis Arena. 

Registration opens on 4/20 for 8U - 12U and 4/28 for 14U - 19U.

We look forward to playing hockey with your family next season!




April 29th    6:00-7:00 pm  BGIP rink #3



April 27th    6:00-7:00 pm    BGIP rink #3

April 28th    6:10-7:10 pm    BGIP rink #4


12U Tier 1 & Tier 2

April 27th     7:00-8:30 pm    BGIP rink #4

April 28th     7:10-8:10 pm    BGIP rink #3

April 29th     7:00-8:00 pm    BGIP rink #3


14U Tier 1 & Tier 2

May 5th      5:30-6:55 pm    PLA

May 6th      6:15-7:45 pm    BGIP rink #3

May 7th      6:00-7:00 pm    BGIP rink #2


16U Tier 1 & Tier 2

May 5th     6:55-8:20 pm     PLA

May 6th     7:45-9:15 pm     BGIP rink #3

May 7th     7:00-8:00 pm     BGIP rink #2


19U Tier 2

May 5th     8:20-9:30 pm     PLA

May 6th     7:00-8:00 pm     BGIP rink #4

May 7th     8:00-9:00 pm     BGIP rink #2

posted 04/07/2021
Meet Debbie Bartosova 14U Tier 2 Coach

Coach Debbie Bartosova Joins the Rochester Edge for the 2021-22 season as head coach of the 14U Tier 2 team.


Born in the Czech Republic, where I learned to play hockey together with my brother. Since I was 9, I played with boys and girls until I was 18. Then I mainly focused on the girls' team when I became a captain in Litvinov Women’s Hockey and helped the team win third place in the highest women’s hockey league in the Czech Republic. For the next 3 years, I got recruited to the best Czech Republic Women’s hockey league called: HC Slavia Praha and won 3 consecutive League Championships. I also played on the Czech Republic Women’s National Team since I was 14. In 2014, I was 16 years old and won a bronze medal in the Women’s World Championship U18 in Hungary and played in the Women’s U18 Championships in Buffalo, NY 2015 and St. Catharines, CA 2016. These championships got me some offers to play abroad.

After graduating high school, I decided to take a year break and went to play in Hockey Talent Academy in Ontario, Canada. This program helped me in many ways to develop my hockey skills and knowledge and showed me that hard work pays off. At the end of the season, I won the Best Defenseman Award. We played about 60-70 games a season, moreover played against NCAA D1 Maine and a couple of D3 Colleges and visited college campuses. During that season I got committed to Canton.

While playing on the Women’s National Team between semesters, I was focused on playing NCAA college hockey at Canton University as a freshman, 2018. I had the best time and experience of my life. In my sophomore year 2020, the Covid pandemic hit and due to personal and financial difficulties, I needed to pause my college education.

I graduated with an Associate degree in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Canton and re-located to Rochester, NY, where I started to work and a Veterinary Technician at Veterinary Urgent Care Hospital and coaching at Rochester Junior Americans 14U Boys Team for a season, where I discovered how much joy I found out in helping to develop players and showing the right path to becoming better payer on and off the ice.

My plans for the future are: finish my education and essentially go to Veterinary Medicine School to be a DVM but first and foremost, be around the sport I love and grew up in. Helping to develop players into their full potential, finding themselves and their roles in the team as I had to do, playing under different high-skilled coaches and on professional European, Canadian and American teams.

by posted 04/05/2021
The Rochester Edge is excited to announce the 2021-22 Coaches



2021-22 Coaches 


8U Head Coach

John Loncz


10U Black Head Coach

Mark Herman


10U Blue Head Coach

 Joe Occhino


Tier 1 Tournament Bound 


12U Tier 1Co-Head Coaches

Jenn Shields - Clarkson University

Mel Ames - SUNY Plattsburgh


14U Tier 1 Head Coach

Jess Prance - Elmira College 


16U Tier 1 Head Coach

Mel Ames - SUNY Plattsburgh


Tier 2 Tournament Bound


12U Tier 2 Co-Head Coaches 

Dave Waldo - SUNY Fredonia

Tom Wescott - SUNY Geneseo


14U Tier 2 Head Coach

Debbie Bartosova - SUNY Canton


19U Tier 2 Head Coach

Scott Reston – Colgate University




by posted 03/25/2021
Welcome to the Rochester Edge

by posted 03/22/2021
Jordan Ott Named Head Coach of King's College Women's Ic

Congrats to Hilton native and Edge alum Jordan Ott on being named head coach of the Women's Ice Hockey Program at King's College.

Read more about Jordan here.

by posted 06/16/2020
14U Tier 1 State Champs

Top Row (L to R): Coach Sig, Coach Dave, Lara Lisowski, Coach Mel, Coach Steve

Middle Row (L to R): Amelia Rizzo, Elizabeth Kent, Makenna Crouse, Kayla Suders, Sydney Saracene, Willa Runge, Rayne Searley, Sienna Beal, Harper Weisbeck

Bottom Row (L to R): Katelyn Bovee, Eva Mayo, Lily Shaw (G), Abby Seaman (G), Helen VanDamme, Abby Cangemi


Congrats girls, and have fun in Minnesota at Nationals.

by posted 03/09/2020