Girls Program

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Our girls program was built with one goal in mind: to grow the girls' game. As a Tier I organization, we offer players the opporutnity to train and play at the highest level on girls-only teams while competing for USA Hockey state and national titles. Girls in our Tier I program follow a development plan designed to help them advance past youth hockey on to college and beyond.

Every girl who wants to play hockey has a place to play and an opportunity to succeed and have fun with the Jr. Amerks. Girls in the Jr. Amerks organization can also play on our youth house and travel teams and advance their development at their own pace.

Opportunities for advancement

USA Hockey State and National Competition

Our Tier I girls receive a high quality hockey experience for a fraction of the cost of prep schools. Teams play a highly competitive schedule and are eligible to compete for USA Hockey New York state and national titles. This gives our elite players the exposure needed to advance beyond youth hockey and a training and development program that allows them to live at home.

12U Tier I NY State Champions

benefits of girls playing sports

Research shows that girls who play sports have higher confidence and self-esteem, higher states of psychological well-being, better grades in school, and learn important life skills like teamwork and goal-setting. But beyond that, the #1 reason why girls play hockey is because it's fun! Whether it's meeting new people, learning new skills, or just hanging out with teammates outside of practice or games, our girls program is about more than what you see on the ice.

Stay in the loop

News & Updates

Jr. Amerks Girls Attend New York State Player Development Camp
Alumni Alert — 2024 Women’s Worlds | Winn Leads U.S. To Victory
Alumni Alert: Kiara Zanon wins NCAA National Championship with Ohio State
Jr. Amerks Introduce New Goalie Incentive Program
14U Tier II Girls win tournament championship
Player spotlight

Jr. Amerks Alum, KIARA ZANON

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As a NCAA Division I hockey player and Worlds Gold Medalist with the US Women's National Team, she has established herself as an extraordinary talent. Having trained under the guidance of Jr. Amerks Hockey General Manager, Francois Methot, at the Rochester Ice Center for years, Zanon's skill and dedication have propelled her to new heights in the sport.

our coaches

Jr. Amerks coaches play a pivotal role in the development of our players both on and off the ice. Our coaches bring a wealth of hockey expertise to the organization, including many with collegiate and professional playing experience, to provide players with valuable instruction, guidance and support.

girls hockey director

stephen gionta

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Stephen Gionta, the Jr. Amerks Girls Hockey Director, is a revered figure in hockey. From his early days with the Rochester Junior A Americans to his remarkable achievements in college and professional hockey, Gionta has made an indelible mark on the sport. As a player, he excelled in over 700 professional games, including over 300 in the NHL. Currently a pro scout with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Gionta is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, contributing to the team's success. His passion and dedication continue to inspire players and fans alike.