We are dedicated to promoting the sport of hockey through athletics, physical exercise and sportsmanship as well as to enhance the moral character and physical health of young boys and girls through organized athletic instruction and competition.

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Your Sponsorship for Rochester Youth Hockey

What is RYH and what do we stand for?

Rochester Youth Hockey, affiliated with USA Hockey and NYSAHA as a T1/AAA organization, provides quality coaching, competitive hockey and comprehensive training at one convenient location – Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. Our Tier I/AAA Alliance & Americans youth travel teams participate in the Empire West Amateur Hockey League (EWAHL). League participants now include the Rochester Americans, Buffalo Regals, West Seneca Wings, Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins, Syracuse Stars and Cleveland Jr. Jacks.  RYH also fields Amerks' youth travel teams at the non-tournament AA and mixed major levels, all competing in the Western New York Amateur Hockey League.
The Rochester Edge Girls' travel program will again field teams at the 10U thru 18U levels. Our Edge teams attract WNY's most advanced players and consistently compete for NYSAHA and USA Hockey's National championships. Our Edge program remains the Rochester area's only T1 program offering the highest level of competition, competing in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL). Many of our Edge Alumni have reached the D1 and D3 collegiate levels and, most impressive, have earned roster spots on USA Hockey's national team. Our Edge program's accomplishments speak for themselves.
Our House program continues to grow and thrive; with teams at all levels including Initiation/Pony, Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget---ages 5 to 18. Our House teams compete in the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference and have captured numerous regular season and playoff championships in recent years. Our House coaches follow and implement similar coaching plans and strategies, as do our Edge and Amerks' travel coaches.

Past accomplishments


Several famous hockey players have skated with our organization:
Ryan Callahan—NY Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning
Brian Gionta—NJ Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres
Steve Gionta—NJ Devils
Derek Whitmore —Rochester Amerks, Buffalo Sabres
Kim Insalaco— US Olympic Team 2006
Lyndsay Wall— US Olympic Team 2002, 2006
Matt Lane—Rochester Amerks
 Natalie Buchbinder - USA Hockey U18 Select Women's Team 2016
Our results in hockey excellence come through the dedication of our athletes and their families, coaches, support staff, and sponsors like you.  We hope you’ll agree helping our great organization is a way you can pitch in.

Sponsorship Types

You can choose to target your sponsorship the RYH organization as a whole or for a favorite team.  You can also donate hockey equipment to be loaned for beginning players.

RYH League Sponsorship

Sponsorships for RYH will enable the addition of supplemental programs and materials at the fair discretion of the RYH board representing our players.  Examples are extra ice time, organized training activities and playing opportunities, new loaner hockey equipment for beginning players, pucks, cones, barriers, and so on.  If you wish to direct us on how you wish your sponsorship to be applied, you may add notes to your sponsorship application form with details.
Sponsorship Levels:
Practice Sponsor: $250
3-on-3: $500
Scrimmage: $750
Exhibition Game: $1000
League Game: $1500 (Also includes scrolling Ad on RYH website)
Tournament: $2000 (Also includes plaque and scrolling Ad on RYH website)
Team: $2500 (Also includes plaque and scrolling Ad on RYH website)
League: $5000 (Also includes large plaque and fixed Ad on RYH website)

Team Sponsorship

Team sponsorships will reduce the expenses for that team’s budget and thereby reduce each family’s cash outlay.  You will specifically identify which team you are sponsoring and the amount you donate will directly reduce the team’s league fees.  You will work with the team’s fundraising coordinator to sponsor at one of the recommended levels below or at another custom level.
Sponsorship Levels:
Plaque Sponsor:  $150
Banner Sponsor: $250
Practice Jersey Sponsor:  $500

Equipment Donation

Your donation of hockey equipment will be used by beginners to help them start hockey without the initial investment.  We keep the equipment on hand to provide to those who need it.

Tax Information

Rochester Youth Hockey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  Any time a taxpayer makes a donation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, they can reduce their taxable income by the amount of their donation if they itemize their deductions on their federal tax return.  When we receive your sponsorship, we will provide our tax identification numbers you will need when you file.

How to Make a Donation

We would be overjoyed to accept your generous donation to RYH.  Please follow these links to the League Sponsorship Form or Team Sponsorship Form and send the form in with your check or equipment donation.