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11U AAA/AA | 2010

Our players will have a complete travel hockey experience and compete against elite level competition. Our primary goal is to create a fun and competitive environment where every player can develop their skills and a passion for the game. Our programming is highly-focused on player development so that each player is equipped with the skills necessary to advance and excel at the next level. 

The season structure consists of:

  • 40-50 games including 3-5 tournaments
  • 2-3 practices per week including weekly advanced skill development sessions
  • Off-ice sports performance training sessions throughout the season
  • Goaltending skills clinics throughout the season
  • Team building and community service events

Head Coach Scott McDonald

Phone:  585.944.1329       |     Email:

Scott McDonald is returning for his second season as the head coach of the 2010 birth year.  He  brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Jr Amerks. He served as the RIT Women’s Hockey Team Head Coach from 2006-2018. In 12 seasons as head coach at RIT, McDonald has compiled an overall record of 205-154-29. He is Division III’s all-time leader with a .835 winning percentage and is RIT’s all-time leader in coaching victories.

McDonald, the 2009 and 2011 ECAC West Coach of the Year, led the RIT to the 2012 National Championship, two National Championship games appearances, one NCAA Division I Tournament appearance, three NCAA Division III Tournament berths, two ECAC West Championships, and two CHA titles. 

A 2000 graduate of Niagara University, McDonald played defense for the Purple Eagles from 1996-2000. During his senior year, he helped Niagara to an NCAA Tournament at-large bid, beating the University of New Hampshire in the northeast regional.  McDonald later served as an assistant at Utica College for one season before moving to RIT to serve as the assistant coach for the RIT men’s hockey program from 2003-06. 

McDonald, a native of Oakville, Ontario, is the only person in NCAA history to play at the Division I and III level, and coach at both divisions on both the men’s and women’s sides.

Prior to college, he played in Toronto for the St. Michael’s Buzzers and the North York Rangers. Professionally, McDonald played in Hagfors, Sweden. Prior to that, McDonald played with the San Angelo Outlaws of the Western Professional Hockey League.

Coach McDonald lives in Victor, N.Y., with his wife, Christina, and daughters, Summer and Sienna. 

Assistant Coach Chris Schultz


Coach Schultz is a Rochester native who's been involved with hockey at several levels. He's currently the SUNY Geneseo Men's hockey coach and will be entering his 15th season. The 2014 and 2016 Edward Jeremiah Award Winner as the Division III National Coach of the Year, Schultz was hired by his alma mater in 2006.

Geneseo has won the SUNYAC conference championship four out of the last five years and has made the national tournament in five of the last seven years.  The Ice Knights have been to three Frozen Fours during that time.

Prior to coaching at SUNY Geneseo, Schultz coached his other alma mater, the Aquinas Institute. Schultz led the Little Irish to a 54-14-3 record, including a runner-up finish for the 2006 New York State Class A Championship after winning the Section V Class A title.

Schultz graduated from Geneseo in 1997 with a dual degree in special education and history before completing a master’s degree in education in 2002 at SUNY Brockport. As a student-athlete, Schultz was a two-time captain for the Knights while finishing with 55 career points (26 goals, 29 assists). A member of the SUNYAC Commissioner’s List and All-Academic Team, he was awarded ECAC East Region USAir Rookie of the Week on one occasion.

Prior to his collegiate career, Schultz played one season with the Rochester Monarchs junior hockey team, serving as team captain and setting a team record with seven short-handed goals in 1993. He left Aquinas as the eighth-highest scorer in school history and 38th all-time in Section V.

A resident of Livonia, N.Y., Schultz and his wife, Christy, have two sons -- Will and Drew

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I learn more about the team?

A: If you have specific questions, please contact the head coach directly via email or cell phone.


Q: How are teams selected?

A: All our teams conduct open tryouts and final roster selections are determined by the coaching staff and members of our Hockey Development Group.


Q: Where do Jr. Amerks team skate?

A: The Rochester Ice Center is our home rink, however our teams utilize Paul Louis Arena, Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, and Genesee Valley.


Q: What do you mean by "player-focused" development philosophy?
A: The vast majority of our players are between the ages of 5-15 which is an exciting and important time for their overall athletic development. Our program is designed around skill development so that our players can be successful and hopefully play the game for a really long time.  Learn more about our Player Development Program.

Q: How often does the team practice?

A: Our travel teams practice 2-3 times per week depending upon age group and skill level. Our AAA teams have three skates per week including a dedicated advanced skill development session plus two additional team practices. Additionally all our players have off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength and Conditioning.


Q: How many players are on a team?

A: Most of our travel teams have 14-20 players per team. The younger age groups typically have 14-16 while older age groups have 16-20.

Q: Is there specialty goaltender training?
A: Yes, we partner with Janosz School of Goaltending to host regular goalie clinics throughout the season at no additional cost to your players. Click here to see a clinic in action.
Q: When are tryouts being held?

A: Due to COVID19, tryouts are taking place later than usual this year. Please visit our Teams Directory page for the tryout schedule.



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