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

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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
Edge Org Survey

Dear Edge Families,

We are asking you to take a moment to complete our Edge organizational survey. We really want to learn more about your experiences thusfar, and to have you share some ideas with us for how to make the girls' experience better going forward. As our new charter becomes active this month, and we are adding a number of energetic board members to our admin side, this is an important time to get us feedback as we start our planning for next season and the future.

The survey will remain open until November 24th. Please note that the survey instrument does not allow us to save it midway through completion - so try to allow yourself a solid 5-10 minute block when you are able to complete it in its entirety. Note that the surveys will keep your identity confidential, and the results will be discussed at our December board meeting.

Good luck to all of your teams and daughters this weekend.

- The Edge Board

by posted 11/07/2019
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