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Our 3v3 Spring Hockey Program is back!!


Amherst Youth Hockey is proud to announce the return of our Spring 3v3 Cross Ice Hockey League.  This league is ideal for players looking to further develop their skills, including shooting, passing, conditioning, and hockey intelligence.  The 3v3 cross-ice format will encourage players to play at a quicker pace and make real time decisions while emphasizing Spring hockey fun.  All games are non-checking, which encourages skill development and fast action shifts. 


During the 8-week, all Sunday season, each team will participate in 2 games per session, approximately 30 minutes per game, resulting in a 16-game season.  League games will be used to seed teams for the final playoff game.  Teams will consist of approximately 9 skaters and 1 goalie.  Registration also includes an AYH 3v3 League hockey jersey.


Our goal is simple: create a fun and competitive environment where players can develop their skills in fast paced game scenarios.  This is an opportunity for players to get excited about scoring goals, creating opportunities, making game altering saves, and teamwork.  


Amherst Youth Hockey’s 3v3 Cross Ice Hockey League season begins on Sunday, April 3rd and runs through Sunday, June 12th. (No games on Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day or Memorial Day Weekend.)  And this season, we are pleased to announce that we are adding 14U and 16U divisions.


Register today, and get a free AYH 3v3 League T-shirt! (While supplies last.) 

AYH Free Goalie Clinics 


These clinics are open only to currently registered players in our program. For players age 8-19, limited to 8 per session. Please only sign-up for 2 sessions. They run October through February. 



This past Saturday local are teams participated in the Mite Red Jamboree, those teams included AYH Canadians, Senators, Rangers and Avs as well as Lockport, Southtowns Stars, East Aurora, and Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the pizza!



NYS Mask Mandate:


On December 10, 2021 at the direction of Governor Kathy Hochul, the acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Health issued a new mask mandate that applies to several specific public settings, including health care and adult care facilities, K-12 schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and public transportation centers and hubs.  Importantly, the mask mandate also includes a general provision applicable to “all indoor public places” not otherwise covered by the mandate.


In conjunction with the mandate, the Department of Health also issued Frequently Asked Questions, which address some of the issues created by this new requirement.  For example , the FAQ’s clarify that “indoor public places” include publically and privately owned public businesses such as entertainment venues, concert halls, indoor sports stadiums, recreational spaces, restaurants, office buildings, shopping centers and common areas in residential buildings.


On page 4 of the determination


7.            All Indoor Public Places Not Otherwise Covered by This Determination

a. After careful review and consideration of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide, and in alignment with CDC recommendations for communities with substantial and high transmission, all persons, over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering/mask. Regardless of vaccination status, shall wear an appropriate face covering/mask while in any indoor public place.


The new requirements go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday December 13, 2021 through January 15, 2022, at which time the State will re-evaluate next steps. 



For any program questions please contact Amherst Youth Hockey at 631-0850, or e-mail    or for any house program questions contact Dave Hayman at 

AYH House Schedules

Looking to find AND PRINT your House Team Ice Schedule?

1) Click on the Team tab at the top of the page.

2) Use the drop down arrows in the middle of the page to select your "League", then "Team".

3) Each House Team practice and game schedule is listed on the individual Teams Home page.

4) A NEW Printable House Ice Schedule is now available on each Teams Home page also!

by posted 10/18/2016

Amherst Youth Hockey

Mailing Address: PO Box 411

Williamsville, NY 14231

Phone Number: (716) 631-0850

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