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 2020-2021 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 www.usahockey.com prior to registering with AYH. For players 6U and younger there is no fee and for players 8U and older there is a $43.00 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 ayhregistrar@gmail.com.

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






2011 & 2010


Pee Wee MOHL


2009 & 2008


Bantam MOHL


2007 & 2006


Midget MOHL


2005 - 2002



$100 deposit REQUIRED at time of registration

Squirt 10U though Bantam 14U player evaluations will be October 3rd & 4th.

The season for all levels will begin the weekend of October 10th & 11th

2020 COVID participation guidelines as of 9/3/2020

**these are subject to change at any time please be sure to check back often**


  • Players may bring in their bags and get dressed in the locker rooms. Two locker rooms will be provided for each team, the coach will be responsible for spitting the skaters equally per room.
  • No showers as prompt departure is required to sanitize for next group
  • Team arrival 20 minutes prior to scheduled ice time and come in assigned entrance
  • 1 spectator per player UPDATE AS OF 9-16-2020:  This is a change.  As of the stated date permission was granted by NYS Regional Economic Development Commission to allow 50 participants and 1 spectator per participant, for shared ice including coaches.
  • Players MUST stay in locker rooms until ice is ready, no hanging out in the hallways


General Guidelines

  • Anyone who has any COVID symptoms, feels ill, or thinks that have come in contact with anyone that exhibits any of this is asked to stay home
  • Everyone must maintain the proper social distancing of 6 feet
  • All staff, skaters, coaches, and spectators must wear a mask while in the facility, except for on ice activity


Northtown Entrances

  • If your ice is on Feature or Olympic, please enter through the east entrance (flagpole)
  • If your ice is on Rink #1 or #2, please enter through the west entrance (hotel side)
  • A NTC staffer will meet the designated coach and allow the team into the facility 20 minutes prior as indicated above
  • Late skaters, coaches, or spectators will not be allowed into the facility
  • All must exit the facility 15 minutes after ice session ends 

 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 in mid September.

  • The Novice and Micron program's does not hold evaluations. These program's will begin the 1st weekend of 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 e-mail