Posted: 13th April 2015 by sprociou09 in Uncategorized

The Rochester Monarchs AAA Hockey Club, along with the Rochester Hockey Foundation, are hosting the “Monarch Battle Royale Tournament Series” for all Squirt/Atom and Pee Wee level teams during the 2016 travel hockey season.

The event will be a 5-game guarantee for all AAA Divisions. The USA Hockey sanctioned event will follow all USA Hockey rules and regulations for game play and rosters.

The following tentative dates for 2016 are as follows:

’07 Squirt/Atom Minor: September 16-18th, Rochester, NY. $1,350 USD per team ($1,700 CAD). Games will be 12-12-12 (minor penalties 1:30)

’06 Squirt/Atom Major: September 16-18th, Rochester, NY. $1,375 USD per team ($1,725 CAD). Games will be 12-12-15 (minor penalties 1:30)

’05 Pee Wee Minor: September 30 – October 2nd, Rochester, NY. $1,400 USD per team ($1,750 CAD). Games will be 12-15-15 (minor penalties 2:00)

’04 Pee Wee Major: September 30 – October 2nd, Rochester, NY. $1,425 USD per team ($1,775 CAD). Games will be 15-15-15 (minor penalties 2:00)

Fill out the form below to register today!


Posted: 12th April 2015 by sprociou09 in Uncategorized

Scott Nichol returns in 2015-2016 as head coach of the ’03 Rochester Monarchs AAA team and also will serve as the 2015-2016 ’04 Rochester Monarchs AAA head coach.

Coach Nichol enters his second season as the Nashville Predators Director of Player Development in 2014-15 after completing a 20-season professional career in May 2013. In his role, Nichol is responsible for following and evaluating prospects drafted by Nashville, in addition to working with players on all levels throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He assists them with their maturation process into NHL players by focusing on nutrition, off-ice workouts and conditioning, practice habits and game performance.
Nichol, who played 209 regular season games (24g-23a-47pts) for the Predators from 2005-09, spent two decades as a player from 1994-95 to 2012-13, posting 127 points (56g-71a) and 916 penalty minutes in 662 NHL games with Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Nashville, San Jose and St. Louis and 211 points (90g-121a) and 1,029 penalty minutes in 398 games at the American and International Hockey League level with Rochester, Detroit and Milwaukee. He helped the San Jose Sharks advance to back-to-back Western Conference Finals in 2010 and 2011, and won the AHL’s Calder Cup as a member of the Rochester Americans in 1996.

Perennially one of the NHL’s top face-off men, the Edmonton, Alta., native led the League in face-off efficiency during the 2009-10 season with San Jose, and in 2007-08 with Nashville. He also holds a Nashville franchise record for shorthanded goals in a game/period with two in the second period of a 5-2 victory at St. Louis on Jan. 19, 2008.

Buffalo’s ninth selection, 272nd overall (11th round), in the 1993 Entry Draft was coached by Predators Hockey Operations Advisor Brent Peterson with the Portland Winterhawks from 1992-94, posting 157 points (71g-86a) and 290 penalty minutes in 132 Western Hockey League games.

Nichol and his wife Christie, sons Hayden and Foster, and daughter Sophia reside in Rochester, N.Y. Follow him on Twitter @RealScottNichol.


Posted: 11th April 2015 by sprociou09 in Uncategorized

The Rochester Monarchs

Mission Statement

The Rochester Monarchs and its Advisory Board and coaches are committed to providing the youth of our community with a positive atmosphere while teaching the skills of the sport of hockey in conjunction with the team sportsmanship and, most importantly, the respect for all players and everyone associated with the sport.

Press Release – Jan 22, 2015

The Rochester Monarchs


The Rochester Monarchs Advisory Board and Coaches are committed to providing the youth of our community a positive atmosphere for learning the skills and game of hockey coupled with team sportsmanship and respect for everyone associated with the sport. TO PUT IT SIMPLY THE MONARCHS TOP PRIORITY AND FOCUS IS TOTAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT. Back in 1973 avid hockey enthusiasts founded the first Monarch Junior Team and joined the New York / Penn Junior Hockey League. A tradition of excellence was born as the team won the 1974-75 league championship in only their second season. This high caliber of hockey was prevalent in the 70’s and 80’s with many players going on to play collegiate and professional hockey. As that original band of founders transitioned into other phases of their lives there were no standard bearers to take their place.

Fast forward to the early 2000’s and reformation of the Rochester Monarchs under the umbrella of Perinton Youth Hockey. It has been a slow building process to return youth hockey to the excellence of yesteryear. We feel that our local young advanced hockey players should have the opportunity to develop and play with their talented peers. Why should parents and players travel hours to pursue their dreams and inevitably miss important events as well as other life enhancing experiences. Requiring a youth hockey player to spend a minimum of 8 hours a week traveling just for practice not to mention 4 hours in a car for “home” games would seem to be counterproductive. For a 6 month season that equates to minimally 192 HOURS OR 8 DAYS STUCK IN A CAR JUST FOR PRACTICE!! Not to mention the out of pocket cost just for transportation that could be spent on a nice family vacation! We have scoured the internet for information and did not find any research or studies proving that spending at least 8 days in a car per season is the best way to develop hockey players!

Monarch teams over the past few years have proven to be very competitive at the Tier 1/AAA level succeeding both on and off the ice. Starting with the 1992 birth year through present day Monarch teams have won numerous tournaments, including states and Bell Cups, with players moving on to the junior, collegiate, and professional levels. Although winning is a goal the priority is and always will be player development. Multiple Stanley Cup champion Martin Brodeur never played on a “winning” team until he was a professional. Playing for the Monarchs gives you freedom of choice for your off ice training, which in today’s competitive atmosphere is very important to age appropriate athletes. Most of our teams offer the opportunity to train together but we do not have “mandatory” off ice requirements. It is your choice as a parent how much and what works best for your child.

What you need to ask yourself is why the Director of Player Development for an NHL team is part of and has his children play for the Rochester Monarchs. Experienced former professionals, collegians, and junior players are coaches and contributors. Their family members/players are active participants in the Monarch program. From Squirts through Midgets the Monarchs have viable options for the advanced player to develop, succeed and have fun. After all is said and done the real question is not “Why play for the Rochester Monarchs?” but rather WHY NOT?

Yours in Hockey,

The Rochester Monarch Advisory Board

For more information on our program, visit Perinton Youth Hockey.