Welcome to the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference website. Remember that our site is continuously evolving and we will add to it over time. Here, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our conference. Members of the EAHC Board who supervise this league can be found on the "Contacts" page on the left hand side of this page.
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 play Half Ice Games at the White & Blue skill levels. Squirt 10U teams play a 16 game schedule at the 'A' & 'B' levels. Older divisions do not separate by skill level. Peewee 12U teams play a 16 game schedule., Bantam 14U play an 18 game schedule & Midget 18U teams play a 20 game schedule. Our EAHC 2017-2018 hockey season runs from October, 2017 through February, 2018 with playoffs for 10U thru 18U divisions from February 21 to February 24, 2018 and Championship Finals on Sunday February 25, 2018 at SUNY Brockport.
Referee Evaluations REMINDER: The Head Coach (or his/her designee) must fill out a referee evaluation for every game via the online form located on the Forms Menu at the top of this website. No team official will be permitted to complain about referees. All feedback, both positive and negative, should be entered into a Referee Evaluation Form. Remember: your positive feedback is as valuable as your negative feedback as both give RIHOA important information about referee capabilities.
RWB Schedules are Posted on the RWB Team Websites and Commissioners are maintaining the schedules per EAHC Rules.
Fair Play Points: Each Fair Play Point is worth 1.0 this season per game.
Game Misconduct, 5 Minute Major & Match Penalty Reporting: All Game Misconducts, 5 Minute Majors and Match Penalties incurred in EAHC Regular Season & Playoff Games, Scrimmage Games and Tournament Games must be reported via the "Infraction Reporting Form" located off the Forms tab at the top of this website. This is to ensure that all Progressive Suspensions under USA Hockey Rules 411 and 615 are served. DO NOT report 2+10 Aggressive Play Penalties!
Travel Midget Request to Play on an Empire Midget Team
The Empire Conference is pleased to announce that it will continue to offer the opportunity for Midget Travel Players to petition the EAHC/Empire Conference for permission to play on a Empire Midget Team. This opportunity is intended for those Midget players who have no High School Varsity or JV team to play for after the split season Midget season is over in early November.
Midget players who are cut from a High School team or their school district/school does not offer a High School team, and their Midget Travel season is completed may petition Empire by filling out the Form located under the Forms tab at the top of the EAHC Home page above. In order to be eligible to play for a EAHC Midget Team, your Midget Travel Season must be completed (i.e. all league, scrimmage & tournament games finished) & you MUST be home schooled, attend a high school that has no JV or Varsity team or be cut (ineligible) from all high school associated teams. This Petition Process is ONLY for players with no team (HS Varsity, Monroe County JV League or NYEHL Club League) to play for after the Midget Travel season completes in November.
Once the form is filled out, reviewed by EAHC Board (at the November & December EAHC Meetings & by email if needed), and Midget team openings determined, you will be notified of the EAHC Midget team you have been assigned to. We try to assign players to their 1st choice team but players should realize that EAHC will steer players to teams that have less than 17 players first rather than trying to fill 1 or 2 spots on your preferred team. Note that you will be required to obtain a Release if you are changing organizations and pay the fees set by the organization of the team you are assigned to.
Each EAHC Midget Team is limited to a MAXIMUM of 2 Petitioned Midget Travel Players for the 2017-18 Season. Each Midget Team is limited to a maximum of 18 skaters & 2 Goalies and may not have room to add petitioned Midget Travel players.
If you have any questions, please contact the Empire Representative for the organization you are currently playing for.
The November EAHC Monthly Meeting is Monday 11/13/2017 @ 7:00 PM at the Bill Grey's Regional Iceplex
This meeting is 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 held in the conference room opposite Rink #3. PRELIMINARY TEAM COUNTS ARE DUE!
The December EAHC Monthly Meeting is Monday 12/11/2017 @ 7:00 PM at the Bill Grey's Regional Iceplex
This meeting is 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 held in the conference room opposite Rink #3.
Petitions for More B than A at Squirt & PeeweeDue Tues 9/19
Pre Scheduling & Commissioner TrainingTues 9/26 6:30 PM BGRIP FINAL TEAM COUNTS for Mite thru Midget are due on 9/26
RWB/U88 Pre-Season Placement JamboreeSat & Sun 9/30-10/1
Squirt thru Midget Scheduling MeetingTues 10/3 6 PM East High School
Mite/U8 Scheduling Meeting Thurs 10/5 6 PM
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 left side of the Home page.
During the second week of January, Nick Tochelli, our local Supervisor of Officials sent a letter to all the local Presidents. Hopefully by now, most of you have seen the letter (or heard about it) from your House Director or President. It was primarily aimed at the Squirt Coaches but the message applies to all new Coaches and also to those of you with 5, 10 or even 20 years of coaching experience. The theme is to improve team interactions with the referees before we reach a crisis point where Coaches are receiving suspensions regularly and Empire starts bringing coaches in for hearings. ...
The rest of the message posted here has been moved to the Tab Entitled "Message to All Coaches" on the left hand side of this page.