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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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U13 and U14 Registration still open
05/10/2021
Registration is still open for U13 & U14.  Tryouts Weds,...
CKH U16 Travel Team announced for 2021-22
05/09/2021
Coach Storrar would like to thank everyone that came out for the...
CKH U18 Travel Team update
05/09/2021
      Coach Groff is excited to announce his...
U15 Team Selections
05/09/2021
  On behalf of the Knights Organization we would like to...
U15 Team Update
05/08/2021
  Coach Taft is excited to announce his selections for...
U13 - U18 Tryouts UPDATE
05/07/2021
  Here is a reminder with some additional information...
CKH U12 mixed travel team announced for 2021-22
05/03/2021
Coach Militello along with the coach and player commitee would like...
PEP Clinic - Sign up today!
04/15/2021
    We are excited to offer our first Power Edge...
Join the Knights Board & Volunteers!
04/14/2021
  Dear Knights Family Members, The Canandaigua Knights...
GOLF CLASSIC - Save the Date!
04/07/2021
  The Knights Youth Hockey Association is back once again...
2021-22 Season Tryout Dates
04/01/2021
Ready for the 2021-22 season? So are we! Below you will find...
2021-22 Season Update
03/03/2021
While we are finishing up our 2020-21 season, we’re already...
Knights online store is OPEN!
09/22/2020
  Great news, you can now start ordering your new Knights...
 
U13 and U14 Registration still open

Registration is still open for U13 & U14. 

Tryouts Weds, May 12 at 6:30pm at Rochester Ice Center.

If you have questions contact Coach Marshall  rayaly@rochester.rr.com

 

                     

 

 

 


 

 

 


by posted 05/10/2021
CKH U16 Travel Team announced for 2021-22

Coach Storrar would like to thank everyone that came out for the CKH U16 tryouts.  The following players have been seleceted to the CKH U16 travel team.  

 

  1. Cameron Anderson
  2. Jozef Buczek
  3. Nicholas Czornobil
  4. Blake Dunton
  5. Santino Giachetti
  6. Tristan Harris
  7. Griffin Harvieux
  8. Theodore Hodownes
  9. Shae Joseph
  10. Jonathan Marshall
  11. Nathan McDonald
  12. Ethan McGowan
  13. Matthew Pagano
  14. Jack Rutter
  15. Rylan Seager
  16. Jacksen Shuttleworth
  17. Michael Soprano
  18. Griffin Storrar
  19. Gianni Travaglini
  20. Henry Van Laeken

 


by posted 05/09/2021
CKH U18 Travel Team update

 

 

 

Coach Groff is excited to announce his selections for the U18 travel team. Please Check back Monday  night. 

Thank you for trying out for the Knights!

 

 


by posted 05/09/2021
U15 Team Selections

 

On behalf of the Knights Organization we would like to congratulate the following players on being selected for the 2021-22 U15 Travel Team:

 

Leopold Bailey

Joshua Barnes

Gavin Burgio

Leo Cohrs

Travin Ellison

Nick Hoffman

Jace Ingram

Evan Krenzer

Maxfield McCabe

Jonathan Power

Jackson Samuel

Tyler Shuler

Maddox Smith

Dean Spychalski

 

Thank you to all of the players who tried out. 

 

Coach Taft will be reaching out to the selected players within the next couple of days with further information.


by posted 05/09/2021
U15 Team Update

 

Coach Taft is excited to announce his selections for the U15 travel team tomorrow, Sunday, May 9th. Check back tomorrow afternoon. 

 

Thank you for trying out for the Knights!


by posted 05/08/2021
U13 - U18 Tryouts UPDATE

 

Here is a reminder with some additional information for this weekend's travel team tryouts. Tryouts will be: 

Team Tryout Dates Tryout Location Head Coach Contact Info
Bantam 13 Minor 5/7 @ 6pm Bill Gray's Iceplex Adam Garlapow  
  5/8 @ 5pm  Paul Louis    
  NEW! 5/12 @ 6:30pm Rochester Ice Center    
Bantam 14 Major 5/7 @ 6pm  Bill Gray's Iceplex Ray Marshall
  5/8 @ 5pm Paul Louis    
  NEW! 5/12 @ 6:30pm Rochester Ice Center    
Midget U15 5/7 @ 7pm Bill Gray's Iceplex David Taft
  5/8 @ 6pm Paul Louis    
Midget U16 5/7 @ 8pm Bill Gray's Iceplex John Storrar
  5/8 @ 7pm  Paul Louis    
Midget U18 5/7 @ 9pm Bill Gray's Iceplex Brian Groff
  5/8 @8pm  Paul Louis    

ADDED SESSION for Bantams 13 & 14:

A third session has been added for Bantam U13 & U14 on 5/12 at 6:30pm at the Rochester Ice Center. We will send out a reminder next week.

 

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If you haven't registered yet, do so now!

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When you arrive:

  • Provide time for checking in prior to arrival. 
  • When you check in each player will be provided a tryout jersey. These jerseys will need to be returned at the end of the last session.
  • Bring a check for $150 made out to Canandaigua Knights Hockey. This is for team funds if they make the team. If they do not make the team the check will be destroyed.

 

Rink COVID Guidelines:

Below are the COVID Guidelines for each rink this weekend. Please ensure your players are informed and follow each rink's procedures:

Bill Gray's Iceplex:

  • Players can enter the complex until no earlier than 20 minutes prior to their session.
  • Players 17 years or younger are permitted to have 2 spectators. Spectators must arrive and check in with the player or they will not be allowed in. 
  • Players 18 years and over are not allowed to have spectators. 
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone inside the complex. Players can remove masks once they are on the ice. 
  • Safe social distancing of 6 feet must be practiced within the complex.
  • For more information on this rink's COVID guidelines, click here.

 

Paul Louis Arena:

  • Players can arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to their session.
  • All players are allowed 1 spectator. 
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone within the facility. 
  • Players must bring their own waterbottle, filled.
  • For more information on this rink's COVID Guidelines, click here.

 

If you have any additional questions regarding tryouts, contact the appropriate Coach noted above. 

Good luck to all of the players this weekend! We look forward to seeing you back with the Knights!

 


by posted 05/07/2021
CKH U12 mixed travel team announced for 2021-22

Coach Militello along with the coach and player commitee would like to thank everyone that participated in the U12 tryouts.  

The following players have been selected for the 2021-22 CKH U12 Mixed Travel Team.

1.  Blake Laney

2.  Dominic Holmes

3.  Aaron Militello

4.  Zander Veeck

5.  Desmond Coyle

6.   Josh McWilliams

7.  Thomas Miller

8.  Jake Middlebrook

9.  Gavin Guenot

10.  Quinn Dale

11.  Logan Pressler

12. Tucker Zepowski

13.  Levi VanHarken.

 

Alternates

Reese Pennise

Henry Mertz

 

Coach will be in touch in the near future to set up a team meeting. 

Players who were not selected have the opportunity to play for our CKH Empire U12 team. 

 

 


by posted 05/03/2021
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.
 
PEP CLINIC INFORMATION:
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.
 
 
REGISTERATION
 
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.
 
 
 
TO REGISTER NOW CLICK HERE
 
 
 
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!

 

The Knights Youth Hockey Association is back once again to host the 28th Annual CKH Golf Classic. After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Knights hockey is ready to kick off the 2021 season with one of the best tournaments in the area. 

Through CKH our athletes experience a positive message in teamwork, confidence building, and a sense of fair play while having fun with their friends. Come join us at our special event as a golfer, a corporate sponsor, or even an individual hole sponsor.  Help us develop great kids into exceptional citizens.

 

WHERE: CenterPointe Golf Club

WHEN: Saturday, June 5th

- 11:30 AM Registration, Driving Range and Lunch

- 12:30 PM Shotgun Start

- 5:30 PM Dinner & Awards

FORMAT: 4 Person Scramble

COST: $115 per player

 

REGISTRATION: Click HERE

 

This registration page includes all opportunities for sponsorship! Secure yours now to have your business promoted at this popular event!  

In addition to sponorships, we are also looking for donations of prizes, raffle baskets, and volunteers. If you would like to help our most successful fundraising event of the year, please reach out to Ric Militello today!

 

For more information about sponorship opportunities, click here.

 

Any questions about the tournament, sponorship and donations can be directed to:

Tournament Chairperson:

Ric Militello

or 585.905.4175

 


by posted 04/07/2021
2021-22 Season Tryout Dates

Ready for the 2021-22 season? So are we! Below you will find the 2021-2022 tryout dates for U12 through U18. More information will be available soon. These tryouts are available to ALL interested in players including returning Knights.

Team Tryout Dates Tryout Location Head Coach Contact Info Registration Date
Pee Wee U12 Mixed 5/1 @ 1:30pm  Paul Louis Ric Miltello NOW  OPEN
  5/2 @ 12pm  Paul Louis       
Bantam 13 Minor 5/7 @ 6pm  Bill Gray's Iceplex Adam Garlapow   NOW  OPEN
  5/8 @ 5pm   Paul Louis      
Bantam 14 Major 5/7 @ 6pm   Bill Gray's Iceplex Ray Marshall NOW  OPEN
  5/8 @ 5pm  Paul Louis      
Midget U15 5/7 @ 7pm  Bill Gray's Iceplex David Taft NOW  OPEN
  5/8 @ 6pm  Paul Louis      
Midget U16 5/7 @ 8pm  Bill Gray's Iceplex John Storrar NOW  OPEN
  5/8 @ 7pm   Paul Louis      
Midget U18 5/7 @ 9pm  Bill Gray's Iceplex Brian Groff NOW  OPEN
  5/8 @8pm   Paul Louis      

 

The number of teams and the level of play at each age group will be determined by skill level, in conjunction with the overall number of players registered. 

 

For additional information for season plans for the U14, U16 and U18 teams, click below:

 

If you have any question for any Knight's teams, feel free to contact the Head Coach directly.

 

U10 Evaluations for the 2021-22 Season

Additionally, this year we will have a larger number of U10 players allowing us to have multiple teams aligning with USA Hockey ADM. We will be hosting placement sessions for all interested U10 players, including returning players on the following dates:

Team Tryout Date Tryout Location  Registration Date
U10 (Red, White, Blue) 5/14 @ 5pm  Paul Louis  Now Open
  5/15 @ 5pm  Paul Louis  

 

For more information about our U10 program, contact Mark Williamson at 

 

Registration Information

To be in compliance with NYSAHA we cannot open some registrations for the 2021-22 season until 1 week before our tryouts for U14 - U18. See the schedule above for registration and tryout dates, locations, and contact information. 

Starting the 2021-22 season the Knights Organization will be using SportsEngine for registrations, player accounts and communication. If you already have a SportsEngine account for another sport, use the same login.

 

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

 

For any additional questions about registrations and tryouts, feel free to reach out to the inidividual coaches above, or Jim Kelley at  .

 


by posted 04/01/2021
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.

 

Tryouts

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

 

 


by posted 03/03/2021
Knights online store is OPEN!

 

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

Our online store is officially OPEN!

https://canandaigua.itemorder.com/sale

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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