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 2021-2022 House Program Information

The following information is required to be submitted to AYH in order to register for an AYH House Hockey Program:

1)      All players must register with USA Hockey every year at prior to registering with AYH. For players 6U and younger there is no fee and for players 8U and older there is a $54.00 fee.

2)     For those players that are new to Amherst Youth Hockey a copy of their birth certificate must be submitted. It can be mailed to the below address or emailed to

3)     Our mailing address is:

               Amherst Youth Hockey

               PO Box 411

               Williamsville, NY 14231
4)      The table below summarizes the costs and age brackets:

(Note- USA Hockey Age Groupings are based on calendar year (ie birth year. No player will be allowed to play outside of their respective USA Hockey Age Groupings)



House Hockey Fees






USA Hockey Level

Year of Birth


Novice 1




Novice 2




Micron Red




Mini Mite White




Mite Blue






2012 & 2011


Pee Wee MOHL


2010 & 2009




2008 & 2007




2006 - 2003


For the 2021-2022 Season, our 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U House League teams will practice and play home games at the Northtown Center in Amherst and participate in games throughout the Western New York region.  Our 12U House Teams will play in the Western New York Amateur Hockey League in the MOHL Division (Multi Organization House League).  The 14U, 16U & 18U House teams will play an independent schedule against teams throughout the region.  The coaching staff has the ability to schedule games that fit the competitive skill level of each individual team. Teams will also be encouraged to participate in tournament play, at the coaching staff’s discretion.   If your child is registering and desires to be a full time goalie please indicate where appropriate during the registration process, as we anticipate limited spots.


Your registration is not complete until your fee is paid in full or you are on an approved payment plan

Mite 8U through Midget 18U evaluations will be September 18th & 19th

The season for all levels will begin September 27th


 AYH House Program Guidelines

1)     Team Selection Guidelines:

  • Selection of recreational House Teams will be done on the basis of a “blind draft”.

  • AYH Level Convenors will NOT be appointed at the same level which they can coach within.

  • Coach’s and Asst. Coach’s children will be placed on the team that they coach, as long as the Coach’s are registered as such with AYH. Coach’s children will be treated uniformly as a specific round during the draft choices so that no one team can enjoy an advantage over another.

2)     Team Assessments:

  • Individual Teams may ask for a small assessment to cover the costs of Team parties, Canadian Friendship Tournament, Top Gun Tournament, gifts, etc., all for the players benefit.

No refunds will be granted after a player is assigned to an AYH House team

3)     Registration Payments:

  • A $25 returned check fee will be assessed for returned checks. This fee will need to be paid before the player returns to the ice.

  • No player will be allowed to practice or participate without full registration fee payment prior to due date, and receipt of all fully completed registration documents.

  • No player will be allowed to play outside their respective USA Hockey Age Grouping (unless they receive written AYH Board and USA Hockey Approval). All ages are based on CALENDAR YEAR.

  • No player will be registered without all of the above conditions being met. Registration may become limited based upon ice and team availability. If this occurs, eligibility will be determined by date of registration of all required information, and payment in full.

  • All registrations will be based upon AYH Program availability only.

  • Registration is based on a first come-first serve basis, so register as soon as the AYH on-line Registration is available.

  • You will receive an e-mailed receipt.

4)     Evaluations:

  • You will be contacted in early September regarding on-ice evaluations. They are usually held a week before the season starts.

  • The Novice and Micron program's do not hold evaluations. These program's will begin early October.

5)     Ice Times:

  • Ice times are typically twice a week. In the beginning of the season there is usually two practices per week; later in the season, there is one practice and one game. The exception to this rule is the Mite level they are on the ice 3 days a week; once during the weekend and both days on the weekend.

Questions: Please contact Amherst Youth Hockey at 631-0850, or