ROCHESTER RIVERMEN

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

About the Team
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced a membership in Scottsville, New York, for the 2018-19 season. The team will be known as the Rochester Rivermen and will replace the former Roc City Royals membership in the NA3HL’s Northeast Division. The Rochester Rivermen are owned by the same management team that operates the NA3HL’s Niagara Falls Powerhakws.
The Rochester Rivermen will play out of the Scottsville Ice Arena in Scottsville, NY.  Scottsville Ice Arena has several amenities including a dedicated locker room for the Rivermen, a Bar and Restaurant, a new Pro Shop and a new refrigeration system giving the facility the best ice in Rochester.
TEAM OVERVIEW
Heading up the operations of the team will be General Manager Frank Vecchio. “Scottsville Ice Arena is a perfect location for a junior team, as it already has a dedicated locker room, workout space and plenty of seating.  In addition, there are 16 high schools within 20 miles of this facility and we plan to recruit very heavily at those schools to give as many local kids the opportunity to play junior hockey at a high level that the NA3HL provides,” said Vecchio.
“Our primary goal is to develop players and use our contacts at higher levels of juniors as well as college programs and advance those players that are serious about playing at a higher level,” continued Vecchio. “The program will be very professionally run, giving the players the best opportunity to maximize their potential.”
The Rivermen have also announced that Mark Howell has been named the team’s head coach. Howell is a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified coach who has extensive experience in coaching at many levels, including juniors and college. That includes coaching positions with the Cortland Flames, Rochester Edge, Cortland State Women’s team (helped start the program), San Diego Oilers, and San Diego Saints. In addition, Howell has 22 years of playing experience, which included time at Canadian Junior B level and then at the NCAA Division III level with Cortland State. “He is a tremendous asset to our program and will be to our players as well,” said Vecchio.

 

CONDITIONING AND DEVELOPMENT

Practices per Week:
3-4 plus access to open ice every morning Monday thru Friday.

Does your program have hockey specific strength and conditioning training? If so how many days per week?
3-4 plus the gym is available every day for more.

 

BILLETING

We have plenty of billets that we pre-screen and provide excellent environments.

TEAM FEES

Contact the team to request team fees

 

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Niagara Falls PowerHawks (Formerly Lockport Express)

 

Lockport Express
2016 – 2017 College Commitments
First Last School (Conference, Division)
Sam Fitzpatrick Niagara (ACHA – NorthEast Collegiate Hockey League, D1)
Pavel Kovtunov Niagara (ACHA – NorthEast Collegiate Hockey League, D1)
Gibson Stuart Niagara (ACHA – NorthEast Collegiate Hockey League, D1)
Lockport Express
2015 – 2016 College Commitments
First Last School (Conference, Division)
Chris Gasiewicz Niagara (ACHA – NorthEast Collegiate Hockey League, D1)
Daniel Golba University of Wisconsin-Superior (NCHA, D3)
Ryan Logar Canisius (ACHA – NorthEast Collegiate Hockey League, D1)
Anthony Merante SUNY-Potsdam (SUNYAC, D3)
Sal Stalteri SUNY-Morrisville (SUNYAC, D3)
Frank Vecchio II Niagara (ACHA – NorthEast Collegiate Hockey League, D1)
Lockport Express
2014 – 2015 College Commitments
First Last School (Conference, Division)
Jacob Burford Rochester College (ACHA – Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League, D1)

 

 

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