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Welcome to EAHC's home on the web!
Welcome to the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference website. Our site is continuously evolving and we add content continuously. Users will be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much more. Check back frequently for the latest information! 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. 6U Teams participate in 4 to 6 Jamboress starting November and running thru February.  8U/RWB play 14 Half Ice Games at the Red, White & Blue skill levels. Squirt 10U & Peewee 12U teams play a 16 game schedule at the Red, White & Blue levels (if there are sufficient number of teams to justify 3 levels) . Bantam 14U & Midget 18U teams play an 18 game (14U) and 20 game (18U) schedule. Our EAHC 2023-2024 hockey season runs from October 1, 2023 through the end of February, 2024. Most EAHC teams begin practicing in September or early October.

ALL GAMES WILL OCCUR UNLESS THE RINKS CLOSE!  All teams should always have 1 coach ready to skate as a referee (with helmet, skates and whistle) just in case a car does not start, someone gets sick etc etc. Games MUST be played at 8U, 10U and 12U levels with coaches as refs if no referees are available.

NYSAHA COVID Policy - See each rink's policy.

2023-24 EAHC Playoffs for 10u thru 18u Divisions will be Feb 22-25, 2024.  All teams are required to participate and not schedule ANY conflicting events.
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EAHC Contact List & 8U Blackout Dates
Hi All: As many of you know, EAHC will be transitioning to a new...
Upcoming EAHC Board Meetings
EAHC Monthly Meetings: Held on the 2nd Monday of each Month @...
2023-24 6U Jamboree Dates
While unlikely, there is always the possibility that one or more...
Interested in Becoming a Referee?
Interested in Becoming a Referee? www.rihoa.com Steps to Become...
EAHC Contact List & 8U Blackout Dates

Hi All:

As many of you know, EAHC will be transitioning to a new website this fall.

While we transition, all of new content will be at:


Once we transition in late September, you find everything at www.empirehockey.org so please keep ourt website bookmarked for the 23-24 season!


Jeanne Barreca

EAHC VP & Webmaster


by jr barreca posted 09/06/2023
Upcoming EAHC Board Meetings

EAHC Monthly Meetings:

Held on the 2nd Monday of each Month @ 7:00 PM at Bill Gray's Ice Arena
Disciplinary Hearings may be held prior to each meeting at 6:30 PM 

Meetings are 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 generally held in the conference room opposite Rink #3. 

Next Meetings are:     ALL Meetings at BGIP
        Monday, August 14, Monthly Meeting:
                   Team counts & Commissioner Identification
        Monday, September 11, Monthly Meeting
                   Team Counts & Season Planning
        Monday, September 25, Pre-Scheduling Meeting
                   FINALIZE Team Counts, Review petitions, Commissioner Training
        October, Scheduling Periods - See Conference Timeline
        Monday November 13, Monthly Meeting


General Meeting Schedule:
May - Spring & Summer Meetings are for discussion of rule changes and planning
      Commissioners are invited but not required
June - Final EAHC Calendar set including Scheduling Meeting details
July - Rule Changes & Planning
August - Commissioners determined, planning begins for Scheduling, Finalization of Rule Changes 
September - Monthly Meeting on 2nd Monday (Preliminary Team Counts due)
September - Last Monday of September Meeting:  
                      Final Team Counts are Due, Petitions are reviewed and decided
                      Final Divisions are set
                      Commissioner Training
October - Game Scheduling Periods - see the Conference Timeline for details

November - Commissioner Reports & Issue Discussions
December- Commissioner Reports & Issue Discussions & Finalize Playoff Planning
January - Commissioner Reports & Issue Discussions
February - Playoff Training for Commissioners Plus January Topics
March - End of Season Closeout and Celebration
April - Transition of Officers, Preliminary EAHC Calendar set  

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 lef side of the Home page.

by posted 07/19/2023
2023-24 6U Jamboree Dates

While unlikely, there is always the possibility that one or more these dates could change in order to fit in other activities.  Parents and team staff should always check before an event that no changes to dates or times have been made.

by jr barreca posted 07/18/2023
Interested in Becoming a Referee?

Interested in Becoming a Referee?


Steps to Become a Referee:


NOTE: Must be 14 to work as a referee under NYS Child Labor Laws.  USA Hockey allows players who are 12 or older to register. PLayers turning 14 during the season should contact the above RIHOA members about how to start before age 14 (i.e. get certified and then be scheduled the weekend after they turn 14).

by posted 07/18/2023
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