Youth hockey association in Amherst, NY.

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2023-23 Travel Tryout Times



Team Head Coach Night 1 Rink Night 2 Rink
13u AAA (2010) 4/4 5:00-6:00 pm Feature 4/11 6:10-7:10 pm Rink 2
13u AA (2010) 4/4 6:20-7:20 pm Rink 2 N/A  
14u AAA (2009) 4/4 5:10-6:10 pm Rink 2 4/11 6:10-7:10 pm Rink 1
14u AA (2009) 4/4 6:30-7:30 pm Rink 2 N/A  
15u AAA (2008) 4/4 6:00-7:00 pm Olympic 4/5 5:00-6:00 pm Rink 2
15u AA (2008) 4/4 7:20-8:20 pm Feature 4/5 6:10-7:10 pm Rink 2
16u AA (2007) 4/4 8:20-9:20 pm Olympic N/A  
18u AA (05/06) 4/4 8:30-9:30 pm Feature N/A  
Girls 14u TB (09&10) 4/4 5:20-6:20 pm Rink 1 4/5 5:20-6:20 pm Olympic
Girls 14u NTB (09&10) 4/4 5:20-6:20 pm Rink 1 4/5 5:20-6:20 pm Olympic
Girls 16u TB (07&08) 4/4 7:30-8:30 pm Rink 2 4/11 7:20-8:20 pm Rink 1
Girls 16u NTB (07&08) 4/4 4:50-5:50 pm Olympic 4/5 4:00-5:00 pm Rink 1
Girls 19u TB (04/05/06) 4/4 7:40-8:40 pm Rink 1 4/5 6:20-7:20 pm Rink 1




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23-24 Travel Coaches
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 16U Tier II USA Hockey National Championships - March 30-April 3, 2023

Amherst Youth Hockey will be hosting the 2023 Boys 16U Tier II USA Hockey National Championship Tournament. Beginning March 30th, forty teams from across the United States will converge on the Northtown Center in search of a national championship.

Please consider volunteering! It really is a blast! Shifts are around 3 hours long. If you can help, you will be keeping an eye on the rinks, greeting people and making sure players, parents and fans enjoy their tournament experience. There are a limited amount of community service hours available to high school and college students. You will even receive a hoodie for helping us out!!!

New this year, all volunteers must complete USA Hockey Safe Sport training, so please volunteer early so that we can get you credentialed. If you are a coach or manger, you most likely have already completed this training.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 30 th : 8:30-11:30; 11:30-2:30; 2:30-5:30 and 5:30-9:00.
Friday, March 31 st : 9:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 3:00-6:00 and 6:00-8:30.
Saturday, April 1: 9:30-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 3:00-6:00 and 6:00-9:00.
Sunday, April 2: 8:30-11:30; 11:30-2:30 and (there is a gap) 3:30-8:30 (working part of this shift is fine).
Monday, April 3: Championships: 8:30, 10:00 and 11:00 am.

To sign-up, please e-mail Renae Gattozzi, at . Hope to see you at the rink!!!


by posted 03/10/2023
2023 Nationals



February 2023

Amherst Youth Hockey is proud to announce that it will be hosting the USA Hockey 16U Boys Tier II National Tournament this year. Beginning March 30th, 40 hockey teams from across the United States, along with their friends and families, will converge on the Northtown Center in Amherst, in search of a National Championship.

It is truly an exciting time for these players as well as our organization, and you can join in the excitement by placing an ad in our Program Book. The Program Book is given to every participant in the tournament and is available at the rink to all who attend. All proceeds from the Program Book and tournament will directly benefit Amherst Youth Hockey and its participants.

The process is simple--just follow the directions on the Sponsorship Form. Completed forms, along with your ad in .jpeg format, should be sent to Ed Guzdek at, by March 15, 2023. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ed at 716-435-6312.

Click here to download the sponsorship form



by posted 03/02/2023

Notice of Upcoming Elections

RE: Amherst Youth Hockey Notice of Board of Directors

Pursuant to the by-laws of Amherst Youth Hockey, Inc., elections for the following executive committee board of director positions will occur at the AYH annual meeting which will be held at a date and location to be determined:



These member(s) will serve the upcoming 2023-2024 season as 'elect' officers as they gain knowledge and experience associated with these positions. The three-year term will be served from the beginning of the 2024-25 season to the conclusion of the 2026-27 season.

If interested in applying for either position, please contact Joe Spano, by March 10, 2023. All interested candidates will be granted an interview with the nominating committee. Information concerning association elections can be found on For imformation pertaining to the Amherst Youth Hockey by-laws, click here.

by posted 02/22/2023
23-24 Travel Coaches

by posted 02/06/2023
2023 Spring League

Announcing New Registration





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 2nd, and runs through Sunday, June 11th. (No games on Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, or Memorial Day Weekend.) Registrations are limited, enroll today!!

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

by posted 01/27/2023
Play Hockey For Free

2022 Try Hockey for Free Day

at Amherst Youth Hockey



Ages 4-9

Must have helmet and gloves,

we provide the rest of the equipment. Bike helmets are allowed.

11/5/2022 at 8:30 am at the Northtown Center - Rink 2


Click here to sign up



by posted 10/17/2022


Celebrating Our Championship Teams



posted 09/14/2022
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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