Girls’ hockey program in Rochester, New York, USA and the surrounding Monroe County region

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Edge Announces Player Development Partnership with NewEdge

Rochester Edge Girls Hockey Establishes Partnership with NewEdge Hockey Development Academy


Rochester Edge Girls Hockey is excited to announce a new partnership with the NewEdge Hockey Development Academy (NEHDA) for the 2019-2020 season. NEHDA and Coach Rob Sedia have rapidly developed a reputation throughout Western New York and beyond for their deep knowledge of the game, innovative training techniques, and relentless tempo and education in every one of their skills development sessions.

Coach Sedia and NEHDA have extensive experience training dedicated hockey players from the youth level through the highest levels of competitive hockey including the NHL. NEHDA has been endorsed by great hockey minds like Jim Corsi, Ron Rolston, Darcy Regeir, Chuck Weber, and Chadd Cassidy (among many others), and their recent expansion into the Buffalo, NY market headed by 25 year NHL coach/trainer/scout Jon Christiano has attracted the area's top players. NewEdge Hockey Development Academy has become NY’s go to company for on-ice training, player education seminars, coach education seminars, and scouting for the NCAA D1 and elite level – tuition free Junior Programs.

“Throughout the past 10 years I have had the great pleasure and honor to work with a large number of hockey players, teams, organizations, and coaches from all over North America. During that time, I have learned how and why hockey organizations (and coaches) either succeed or unfortunately fail. There are a number of common characteristics among the flourishing organizations as well as the fading ones.

President Mike Rizzo of The Edge Girls Hockey Organization is leading the program’s new mission with an incredible supporting cast. People like Cassy Opela, Robyn Ipen Van Zeilen, Sig VanDamme, Jessica Prance, and Steve Weisbeck are among the very talented team within the organization. The Edge Organization is instituting and practicing the same philosophies that the most successful hockey organizations practice! This is a very exciting time for the Edge Organization and for the families that will be involved. On behalf of Dave Garofalo, Jon Christiano,and myself, NewEdge Hockey Development Academy is honored to be a part of Rochester Edge Girls Hockey mission!"  Rob Sedia / Owner NewEdge Hockey Development Academy
 “The addition of NEHDA to our player development program is a cornerstone of our restructuring. Coach Sedia’s emphasis on continuing coach and player education, individual resilience and character development along with an emphasis on performance skating, individual skills and increasing compete levels will enable our young women to develop the individual and tactical skills needed to gain superior confidence both on and off the ice.

Coach Sedia brings unparalleled joy, enthusiasm and attention to detail to every aspect of NEHDA. From superior on ice sessions all the way to technically advanced practice preparation, Rob brings the experience and knowledge needed to help bring the Edge Program to the next level. His preparation, professionalism and love of the game are apparent and motivational to both players and coaches.”  Rochester Edge President Mike Rizzo
Rochester Edge Girls Hockey
2700 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY14623



by posted 11/23/2018
Cassy Opela Named Director of Player Development

Cassy Opela Joins Rochester Edge Girls Hockey as Director of Player Development

The Rochester Edge Girls hockey program is excited to announce that Edge alum Cassy Opela has joined the organization as Director of Player Development. Coach Cassy will be providing on- and off-ice instruction to players and coaches at every age and skill level throughout the organization. Cassy will also be providing expertise in promoting girls hockey throughout the Rochester area and beyond, and providing services to our girls and families who have an interest in continuing their hockey careers beyond their youth hockey experience.

Cassy grew up in the Rochester area. During the 2006-2007 season, she played for the Webster Tier 2 Girls State Championship team. From 2007-2011, Cassy played for the Rochester Edge. While with the Edge, she won two more state titles at Tier 1 in 2009 and 2011. In 2009 she also was a runner-up at the 2009 national tournament and invited to the Team USA National Development Camp. For the 2011-2012 season, she played in the JWHL for the Boston Shamrocks. During the season she was recruited by the University of Connecticut (UConn) where she spent the next 4 years. After graduating, Cassy was drafted 11th overall into the CWHL by the Boston Blades. While playing for the Blades, Cassy also was an assistant coach for the New England Hockey Club in the JWHL. She has now come back home and helping to coach the Rochester Edge at all levels, and to grow the girls game in Western New York."

by posted 11/16/2018
19U Fire on Ice Champs!!!

The Rochester EDGE Girls Hockey 19U team put together six straight wins to capture the 2018 Fire on Ice Championship! The effort included three wins by each of the two goalies, Angel Bennett and Kyia Walsh, who together gave up just 3 goals the entire weekend. Still, all of the games turned out to be battles with wins that included two shoot-out victories, two 1-goal and two 2-goal wins. Half of the team notched goals during a weekend that can only be described as a team effort - without which team success would not have been possible!

by posted 11/06/2018
Girls Hockey Event

The Rochester Edge, in partnership with Nazareth Women's Hockey, the BK Selects Girls Hockey program and Bill Gray's Iceplex, hosted a Girls Try Hockey for Free event on October 6th. Over 30 new girls joined us all for this girls hockey celebration. Be on the lookout for another Try Hockey event and for one or more All-County Girls Skills Clinics run by our Edge program

by posted 10/15/2018
Edge 14u supports Open Door Mission


On 9/23, the Rochester Edge 14U packed up 50 lunchs bags with PBJ sandwiches, snacks, and water for the homeless.

by posted 10/02/2018
Girls Try Hockey For Free event at Scottsville Ice Arena

Members of the MCYH-Rochester Edge 16U team volunteered at Scottsville Ice Arena's Girls Try Hockey For Free event on Saturday, September 15.  It was another successful event as a total of 13 girls, ranging in age from 5-16, came out to experience the great game of hockey.  A fun time was had by all.

by posted 09/17/2018
Congratulations to Rochester Edge 2018 Tyler Putnam Award winner

Angel Bennett poses with Tyler Putnam award with Edge Goaltender Coach, Josh Rodems

by posted 03/26/2018
MCYH Edge 12U NYSAHA State Champions

Congratulations to the Monroe County Edge 12u Tier 2 New York State Champions!

by posted 03/11/2018