The Rochester Junior Americans are committed to providing consistent and constructive player development while emphasizing the fun of playing the game.

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House registration for 8U-18U players is now open for the 2020-21 season. Click here to register. Registration is free.


Players in our house program will have a complete hockey experience with great development and competition. Our primary goal is to create a fun and competitive environment where every player can develop their skills and a passion for the game. Our programming this season is highly focused on player development so that each player is equipped with the skills necessary to advance and excel at the next level. Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.

The Jr. Amerks House Program is for players with at least one year of hockey experience. Players ages 9 and up with no previous hockey experience should consider our Overage Beginner Program. The Overage Beginner Program is an introduction to hockey that prepares players for competitive play.

Contact House Program Director  with questions. 


Season Forecast

Duration: Late September 2020 - March 2021


Teams: The number of teams at each age group is determined by the amount of players registered in the program. Early projections are:

Squirt 10U Peewee 12U Bantam 14U Midget 18U
  • Red - David Allen
  • White - Russell Schwartzbeck 
  • Blue (1) - Melissa Bertram
  • Red - Steve Shufelt
  • White - Val &Tim Nolan
  • White - Kent Stauffer
  • Blue (1) - TBD
  • Red (1) - Kent Stauffer
  • White (1) - TBD
  • White (2) - TBD
  • Team 1 - Andy Jasie
  • Team 2 -  Brent Stantz



  • One or two shared practices per week
  • One advanced skills development sessions per month with PLA Hocke Academy
  • Monthly goaltender training sessions are available
  • Three off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning

Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.


* All practices, skills sessions and off-ice training sessions are included. No requirements for additional camps, clinics, or spring hockey.

Games:20-35 total

  • 15-20 league games
  • 10-15 tournament games including Big Thaw at Rochester Ice Center 



  • Rochester Americans and RIT hockey games
  • Preseason team party
  • End of season team party
  • Volunteer and community event
  • Fundraising opportunities

Composition of team:

  • 10U and 12U: 10-12 skaters
  • 14U and 18U: 12-16 skaters
  • 1-2 goaltenders per team

Budget Estimate:

  • Dues: $900-$1,100
  • Apparel and equipment not included
  • Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues 
  • Fundraising opportunites are available

Uniform and Apparel Requirements:

  • Blue game jersey, game socks, white practice jersey, Jr. Amerks t-shirt
  • Uniform and apparel packages are less than $100 for returning players who apply their discount
  • House players are not required to purchase new helmets, gloves or pants/shell


Uniforms – Orders Due June 30

New this year, all 10U-18U players who register with the Jr. Amerks house program must purchase a uniform before June 30 to ensure timely delivery for the start of the season. All Jr. Amerks uniforms and apparel can be ordered through the RIC Pro Shop’s web store. The store is open now through Tuesday, June 30. House players should purchase the Jr. Amerks House Package. This package contains all required apparel at discounted pricing for the 2020-21 season.

8U players are not required to purchase uniforms at this time. However, there are options available in the web store for 8U players interested in purchasing Jr. Amerks gear at discounted pricing.

More detail about uniform and apparel can be found on the FAQ. You can also email with questions.


Uniform Discount for Returning Players

We understand that in rebranding our organization this year, families must bear the burden of purchasing entirely new uniforms. To help offset the cost, the Jr. Amerks are offering a $100 credit to all players who were rostered on a Perinton Youth Hockey 9U-18U house or travel team during the 2019-20 season. You will receive an individual discount code via email to use when making purchases in the web store. No action is needed on your part. You will receive a discount code for each player in your family who meets the qualifications.

Questions about the Jr. Amerks house program should be sent to House Program Director Lynn McClenin at . We’re excited to get our inaugural season as the Jr. Amerks started. 



‚Äč*The information above is a forecast, or prediction, of the season. The actual season plan may vary slightly.