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.
Here is a message from NYSAHA regarding the latest update (8/10/2020) on reopening youth hockey for this season:
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.
We know everyone is excited for our season to start! As we've mentioned, this season will look different due to the circumstances, but we are ready to get the kids back on the ice for a safe and fun season.
We appreciate your patience as we've been working with multiple organizations in identifying what are the best protocals for our athletes, families, fans, coaches, staff and volunteers.
In conjunction with the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (GCCC), we've put together the following guidelines for this season:
Masks will be required at all times inside the GCCC unless on the ice.
One adult over the age of 18 may accompany players to the rink.
Practices are low contact at this point according to NYSAHA.
Players are to bring their own filled water bottle. There is no sharing and the water fountain at the GCCC is not available at this time.
Players are to come to the rink dressed in all gear with the exception of skates, helmet, and gloves.
Players are to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of practice and to leave no more than 15 minutes after their practice has ended.
Players may not change out of their gear inside the rink.
Players and accompanying adult may not loiter at the rink or in the parking lot before and after practices.
Players and accompanying adult must adhere to all other GCCC, County, and State guidelines.
Players must have a COVID-19 Waiver form completed before the first practice or event at the GCCC (see below).
For athletes who are driving themselves to the rink and goalies, there are designated areas in the common areas of the rink to get pads on and off, you are welcome to use these areas until locker rooms are available again. please remember each team only has 15 minutes to get on and off of the ice in order for us to maintain social distancing traffic procedures.
We understand this is not ideal. However, to stay in compliance with NYSAHA and the NYS governing authorities, we ask that you support these guidelines in order for our athletes to be on the ice.
Also, these guidelines are subject to change in accordance as new information is provided regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on the GCCC's guidelines, click here.
We've put together a COVID page on the Knights website and will be updating it as any changes or new information comes along. This is in addition to email notificiations we will send out. If you have additional questions you can reach out to our Health and Safety Committee by reaching Mollie Lawton at
2020-21 COVID Waiver
Prior to your player participating in his or her first practice or clinic at the GCCC, a COVID-19 Waiver Form must be completed by one parent.
To keep our athletes active (both physically and socially), and to continuously improve their skills on the ice, we’re thrilled to be extending our partnership with Chosen Athletics through this winter.
Starting October 6th and 7th, we will be starting our indoor conditioning clinics at Chosen Athletics. These sessions will be:
- either Tuesday or Wednesday (alternating with your child’s schedule Knights practice night)
- at 7pm at the Chosen Athletics facility on Gorham Street, Canandaigua
- is for any Knight ages 5 and up
- split groups within each session based on age and abilities
The cost for this five month (17 session) program is $110.50. That means each session is only $6.50 (paid in full at the beginning of the program).
What is the advantage of your athlete participating in this program?
Chosen Athletics Conditioning Clinics are designed to improve athletes self-awareness and confidence by focusing on functional movements that directly improve a variety of factors including by not limited to:
Building these attributes will assist your Knight in becoming faster, stronger, and a more confident athlete on and off the ice.
Chosen Athletics' technique for training youth athletes is always centered around safety, which is their priority. Our goal is to continually improve the overall health and wellness of each youth athlete by engaging in age-appropriate movements while developing strong, powerful athletes under the supervision of professional trainers.
PLUS, meeting one evening a week will allow our athletes to connect socially, have fun together, and ensure they are getting some extra physical activity through this winter.
Conditioning Clinics at Chosen Athletics - We have partnered with Chosen Athletics in Canandaigua to provide dry land conditioning clinics to our youth athletes. The clinics are held outside of their new facility in order to provide ample space for social distancing.
The program is not included in your 2020-21 registration fee and is optional for any interested Knights.
The first round of clinics have already begun.
The next session will be held on September 12, 19, 26*!
To register for the September clinic, click here. This is limited to 25 athletes per class.
The building will not be available for restrooms or water, so please be prepared.
$50 for returning Athletes from our August clinic!
$60 for new Athletes
Option 1: 10:00 am: Geared towards younger Athletes (Ages 6-10) but anyone can participate - they will be split by age before class begins to give them the appropriate training.
Option 2: 11:00 am: Geared towards older athletes (ages 10-18) but anyone can participate - they will be split by age if needed.
*Weather Permitting - will reschedule the next day (Sunday) if weather permits
Payments will be taken on September 12th - cash or check will be accepted! Checks can be made to Chosen Athletics.
Registration closes on September 5th @ 8:00pm! Sign up now to get your Knight ice ready!
We are excited to have partnered with Canandaigua's Chosen Athletics to be our official dry land training sponsor for the 2020-21 season. They will be offering our athletes off ice strength training sessions starting this weekend, August 15th.
We are excited to be able to use their gigantic yard at their brand new facility (250 Gorham Street, Canandaigua) to accommodate the kids training while being socially distanced (15 feet apart to participate). This dry land training is limited to ONLY 25 kids per time session. Chosen Athletics has graciously opened this up to Knights athletes first, but is not exclusive. The building will not be available for restrooms or water, so please be prepared.
Option 1: $60 for 3 Saturdays(August 15, 22, 29)** & a Free Chosen Athletics T-Shirt with registration!
10:00am: Geared towards younger athletes, but all ages can participate (will be split by age if need be) 11:00am: Geared towards older athletes, but all ages can participate (will be split by age if need be)
**Weather Permitting - will reschedule the next day (Sunday) if weather permits
Option 2: $75 for those that are uncomfortable with in person outdoor training, this option is for 3 recorded sessions, Chosen Athletics t-shirt, and brand new Penalty Box included to use for the training online.
Payments will be taken on August 15, cash or check will be accepted! Checks can be made to Chosen Athletics.
As many have heard, USA Hockey announced they would be sanctioning hockey for the 2020-2021 season. This is very exciting news!
Upon that news we reached out to our local NYSAHA President for guidance on what this means for NYS hockey teams. We are told as of now we still cannot hold any USA Hockey/NYSAHA sanctioned events at this time. This continues to include practices or games. Doing so puts the Knights families in jeopardy of forfeiting their insurance as well as the Knights losing their charter.
NYSAHA is waiting on an update from the governor this week before providing further information. As soon as more information is available we will share that news with you.
We're thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for our athletes. The Knights Organization has partnered with Power Edge Pro (PEP) for advanced on-ice training.
The foundation of the PEP skillset, Reactive Countering Training™ forces players to develop evasive skating techniques, increased reaction time, and respond faster to create more opportunities.
What will PEP do for our Knights?
Reactive Countering Training™ - The foundation of the PEP skillset, Reactive Countering Training™ forces players to develop evasive skating techniques, increased reaction time, and respond faster to create more opportunities.
Extreme Multi-Tasking - PEP circuits are designed to overload a player’s motor skills. The goal is to simulate the pressures of real game situations and force players to manage multiple skills simultaneously. The hands, feet and brain work together under extreme pressure to improve drill execution and overall game performance.
Reactive Linear Cross Overs™ - What is your stride to crossover ratio? The top 25 NHL players crossover once every 4 strides, compared to once every 12-14 strides for the average third or fourth line NHLer. This enables players like Connor McDavid to accelerate on the rush, weave in-and-out of traffic and always maintain forward momentum.
The PEP Reactive Linear Crossover circuit was created to develop elite level Linear Crossovers as it forces the skater to develop a low stride to crossover ratio.
SIGN UP FOR PEP!
Kick off the 2020-21 season by signing up for this camp being lead by former NJ Devil, Tim Sestito.
Dates: September 23 - 25, 2020 from 5pm - 9pm. Each age group will be assigned a 60-minute session for each day. Information about session times will be provided to registrants as it gets closer.
We are very proud to release the new Knights logo for the 2020-21 season!
Through the years, the Knights logo and colors have changed in numerous ways.
This year, as we embark on a new (very unique) season, we are once again going through a new phase of the Knights Organization. Starting in the 2020-21 season we will be enhancing the Knights experience with both on and off ice training programs. We are pushing our organization to the next level while still preserving our mission of providing young athletes with the opportunities to develop skills and passion for the game of hockey.
The recent re-opening of a few of our area rinks has us all excitedly optimistic about the prospect of an upcoming hockey season. That said, it is important to remind everyone that there are still no USA Hockey sanctioned events in New York State. That means that there are to be no “team” activities, including practices, until further notice. Knights teams are not authorized to conduct on or off-ice activities until approved by our USA Hockey affiliate, New York State Amateur Hockey Association.
There are a variety of camps and clinics being held at area rinks and conducted by various members of the local hockey community. Attending a camp or clinic is certainly within the purview of our members. However, it is important to note that none of these activities are sanctioned by USA Hockey and are in no way affiliated with any USA Hockey chartered organization, including the Knights. Knights coaches cannot mandate participation in any camp or clinic.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any further questions or clarifications. We look forward to seeing all of our Knights teams back on the ice in the near future. Until then, please be safe.
The Knights Organization continues to provide a safe and fun environment for athletes and families to enjoy the sport of hockey. We are working in conjunction with the regulations provided by New York State, USA Hockey, and the GCCC to develop the necessary guidelines for the upcoming season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This process includes developing a new Health and Safety Committee for the Knights. We are looking for volunteers, preferably with a medical background but not required, to work in conjunction with the Knights Board to ensure the safety of our players and families. If you are interested, please send us a direct message or email
We are aware of the unknowns surrounding the current situation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to another memorable season with all of our teams and will provide more information as it comes available.