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Canandaigua Knights Hockey!

Welcome to Knights Hockey!

The mission of the Knights is to provide boys and girls in the Finger Lakes region an opportunity to play ice hockey with an emphasis on promoting life lessons and skill development in a positive and friendly environment that will evolve into a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey.



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For more updates on the 2020-21 season for the Knights Hockey Organization, we will continue to post information on our homepage news, through email communication, and on our social media channels. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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PEP Clinic - Sign up today!
    We are excited to offer our first Power Edge...
Join the Knights Board & Volunteers!
  Dear Knights Family Members, The Canandaigua Knights...
GOLF CLASSIC - Save the Date!
We're very excited to announce we will be hosting the popular...
2021-22 Season Update
While we are finishing up our 2020-21 season, we’re already...
Coaching and 2021-22 Season Updates
  Knights Parents,   While we know our 2020-2021...
Knights online store is OPEN!
  Great news, you can now start ordering your new Knights...
PEP Clinic - Sign up today!

We are excited to offer our first Power Edge Pro (PEP) Clinic in preparation for the 2021-22 season. 
For those that have not yet participated in one of the clinics, click here for more information about why we are a PEP organization.
Dates: May 31st to June 3rd 
Available for: U8 through U18 - see chart below
Location: Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex in Rochester, NY
Cost: $249/player (limited at 24 skaters per group) Includes 4 1-hour sessions and a PEP Jersey. 
Coached By: Nick Quin
This session will be coached by Nick Quinn. Quinn is a Level 4 PEP Instructor who also trains professionals such as Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) and Jack Hughes (New Jersey Devils). We are honored to have him leading this clinic.
When you register, please add your player's name into the notes. Also, please use the chart below to register your player with the appropriate group.
*U18 players will join the U14/U16 group.
This clinic is intended for players who have completed at least one season with a U8 team or above. 
For any additional questions about this clinic, contact Jim Kelley at .

by posted 04/15/2021
Join the Knights Board & Volunteers!


Dear Knights Family Members,

The Canandaigua Knights Youth Hockey Conference is a non-profit membership corporation. The Knights have been providing opportunities for youth in over 14 different local school districts to participate in the great sport of ice hockey for over 50 years!

Looking to make an impact? We NEED you!

Our organization is 100% volunteer-based and cannot continue to exist without active participation by its membership. 

Our coaches are certainly our most visible group of volunteers and we should all be especially grateful for these talented individuals - many of whom selflessly donate 10 – 20 hours per week in direct support of 300+ players on dozens of teams. 

However, there are countless other volunteers that we don’t see, but make just as much of a difference:

  • Ice schedulers
  • Referee schedulers
  • Uniform managers
  • League representatives
  • Registrar
  • Event coordinators (like our annual golf tournament on June 6th - save the date!)
  • Equipment managers
  • And many other activities that happen, year-in and year-out, in order for our organization to continue to serve the youth in our community.

Many of the volunteer roles mentioned require no more than 3 – 5 hours per month. Some positions can be done from home. Others would only require attending 1 meeting per month.

Follow this link to a list of position descriptions: Knights Brief Job Descriptions. These are just a few of many opportunities to actively participate in our organization. Please look it over and give serious consideration to lending some time and talent. You don’t need to be a hockey expert, just someone willing to chip in for a great cause – the growth and development of our children.

We are always open to and grateful for the addition of new board members and volunteers. If you, or someone you know, is interested in working with a great group of hard-working and dedicated individuals please contact us today!

Interested individuals should contact Mark Williamson at

Have Fun!  Build Confidence!  Play Hockey!


by posted 04/14/2021
GOLF CLASSIC - Save the Date!

We're very excited to announce we will be hosting the popular 28th Annual Knights Hockey Open Golf Classic!

More details will be announced soon. Until then, save the date for Saturday, June 5th for a round of golf, friends, and dinner at CenterPointe Golf Club in Canandaigua. 


by posted 04/07/2021
2021-22 Season Update

While we are finishing up our 2020-21 season, we’re already well into the planning for the 2021-22 season. Here is a brief update:


2021-22 Coaching

We have carefully selected coaches for the following teams:

U10 - Empire Red - Head Coach - Mark Williamson

U12 - Travel - WNYAHL Mixed - Ric Militello

U12 - Empire - Head Coach - Sam Klaehn


Team Updates

It looks like we will be adding two additional U10 teams next year. Since they will not be classified as Empire - Red we will finalize those coaches at a later date. Coach Williamson will be looking to schedule an informational meeting regarding U10 Red in mid March. 


Moving Up

USA Hockey and the Canandaigua Knights strongly encourage players to play within their age group.  Moving up should only be considered when a player has exhausted all developmental opportunities within their age group.  Recognizing that players may at times meet this criteria, the Knights have developed a "Move Up" petition where players may formally submit a request to be evaluated for a move up in age divisions. For more information on this, please click here.



We are in the process of scheduling ice time at another rink for U12 2021-22 tryouts. Stay tuned!



by posted 03/03/2021
Coaching and 2021-22 Season Updates


Knights Parents,


While we know our 2020-2021 season is not over yet and in some ways is just getting started, we wanted to share a quick update on our plans for the 2021-2022 season.  The board is actively working to plan out our team offerings while also in the process of accepting applications for interested coaches.  If you are interested in coaching in any capacity next season please express your intent by filling out our coaching application located on the website.  We will be looking to conduct interviews in the coming weeks. 


We are working on releasing information about our Travel or Empire-Red team offerings, coaches decisions, and tryout dates. We will send out this information as it comes available.


Our first priority will be to have team offerings that foster age appropriate skill development; it is well documented that player development is accelerated in practice, not games.  It is this mindset that will undoubtedly translate into team success in game play.


Also, in receiving some feedback regarding our plans for next season a few people have inquired about the ability to pull players up an age group.  Moving a player up should really be an exception and we should have a mechanism by which to handle this that addresses the player's safety, development, and overall organizational impact.   


With that said, the Knights board will be putting together a process through which parents can apply to have their child evaluated with regards to moving up an age group.  We hope to have this rolled out in the next week or so.  The intent will be to have this evaluation done by a collaborative group to ensure the best decisions are reached for the player as well as the organization.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Jim Kelley, Mark Williamson or the board and we will answer what we can, with what we know.  We would also be happy to discuss proper placement for your child for the next season.


Go Knights! 


Jim Kelley & Mark Williamson

Player and Coaches Development Committee

Canandaigua Knights 

by posted 02/12/2021
Knights online store is OPEN!


Great news, you can now start ordering your new Knights gear!

Our online store is officially OPEN!


For easy ordering and delivery of Knights gear, the online store will remain open through the season. Also, this year your orders will be delivered directly to your home by Front Row Sports. 

Happy shopping!


by posted 09/22/2020

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