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13U AAA | 2008

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 this season 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:

  • 50-60 games including 3-5 tournaments
  • Core member of Eastern Exposure Series
  • 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 Mike Dossier

Phone:  585.831.3030      |     Email:  mdossier@rochester.rr.com

Mike Dossier will return for his 5th season coaching in the Rochester Jr. Americans AAA program. A native of Rochester, Coach Dossier has invested more than 40 years in the sport of hockey. He played NCAA Division III hockey at St. Bonaventure University following a year of junior hockey with the Rochester Americans. Coach Dossier played four years of varsity hockey in Greece where he served as team captain. He led his team to two sectional championships, and two state finals.

Coach Dossier has more than 20 years of coaching experience. He started his coaching career as assistant coach for the Greece high school hockey team, winning a state championship with the team in 1996. Coach Dossier has since coached youth hockey at all levels.

Assistant Coach Trevor Dennis

Trevor Dennis is joining the Jr. Amerks as an assistant coach next season. A Rochester native, the 24 year old, Dennis grew up playing AAA hockey in Rochester before moving on to play for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres and Aquinas Institute High School hockey team. 

Trevor went on to play four seasons on defense at NCAA DIII SUNY Potsdam (2015-2019).


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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