The formal name of the organization is Geneseo Finger Lakes Youth Hockey (GFLYH). We are also called Geneseo Youth Hockey (GYH) or Livingston Blues.

This organization is governed by the rules of USA hockey, New York State Amateur Hockey Association, the West Section of NYSAHA, Western New York Amateur Hockey League and Empire Amateur Hockey Association.  

 

Eligibility to participate in Geneseo/Finger Lakes Youth Hockey is not determined by sex, race, creed or color.  Geneseo Finger Lakes Youth Hockey does not discriminate against any person based upon sex, race, creed or color. 

The purpose of Geneseo Youth Hockey / Livingston Blues
  • To promote youth hockey in accordance with USA Hockey policy.
  • To instill in the area youth, boys and girls, the necessary attitudes for team spirit and sportsmanship through success and cooperative efforts.
  • To foster safety, fairness and fun.
 
Geneseo Youth Hockey / Livingston Blues is currently providing teams at the following leagues and age classification.

 

Beginner                             Age 3-8

Initiation Program                Age 5-8

Empire Amateur Hockey Conference (House)  - A and  B divisions

 

   Mite                        8 and under
   Squirt                     10 and under
   Peewee                   12 and under
   Bantam                   14 and under

   Midget                   18 and under

Western New York Amateur Hockey Association (Travel)  - Tier III

   Squirt                     10 and under
   Peewee                  12 and under
   Bantam                  14 and under

   Midget                   18 and under

 

Beginner Program

This program is open to skaters 3-4 years of age and older with fewor no skating skills.  Beginners will typically skate every Saturday and every other Tuesday for approximately 30 ice hours.  We are equipped to provide you with everything you will need to teach your daughter or son with the exception of their skates.  We offer a beginner equipment package including a helmet, shin/knee pads, elbow pads and gloves for your use through out the season at no charge.  We will also provide a jersey and typically around Thanksgiving, when skating skills have progressed, we will give out sticks.  The stick and jersey are yours to keep.Please visit the beginner page for more details.

 Initiation Program

This program is open to skaters 5 years of age and older, whose basic skills are developed enough to learn team skills.  Initiation program will typically skate twice a week for approximately 40 ice hours.  We will follow USA hockey’s Initiation (Cross Ice) Program as an instructional guide.  After December, teams may play 2-4 scrimmages against other hockey organizations. Please visit the IP tab on the web page for more details.
 
House / Empire Division

Geneseo Youth Hockey/ Livingston Blues house program plays in the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference against similar youth hockey organizations.  EAHC is comprised of teams from Canandaigua Youth Hockey, Batavia Ramparts, Geneseo Youth Hockey, Monroe County Youth Hockey, Perinton Youth Hockey, Tri-County Youth Hockey, Rochester Youth Hockey and Webster Youth Hockey.  Away games will be played at the ice rink utilized by these organizations.  Practice and home games are scheduled primarily at SUNY Geneseo Ice arena, but sometimes will be scheduled at Scottsville Ice Arena.  Teams will be divided into A and B divisions to provide an appropriate level of competition.  Team selection will be held in April to divide players into the appropriate division.

House Mite

Open to skaters 8 years of age or under.  Teams will compete in the Empire League.  Mites typically play 12 EAHC games, 6 home and 6 away, with playoffs following the end of regular season.  Practices are generally during the week and games are typically scheduled on the weekend.  Checking and slap shots are not allowed.  To be placed on a team, all skaters must attend on–ice placement evaluations.

House Squirt

Open to skaters 10 years of age or under.  Teams will compete in the Empire LeagueSquirtstypically play 16 EAHC games, 8 home and 8 away, with playoffs following the end of regular season. Practices are generally during the week and games are typically scheduled on the weekend.  Checking and slap shots are not allowed. To be placed on a team, all skaters must attend on–ice placement evaluations.

House Peewee

 Open to skaters 12 years of age or under.  Teams will compete in the Empire LeaguePeeweestypically play 16 EAHC games, 8 home and 8 away, with playoffs following the end of regular season.  Practices are generally during the week and games are typically scheduled on the weekend.  Checking and slap shots are introduced at this level. To be placed on a team, all skaters must attend on–ice placement evaluations.

House Bantam

 Open to skaters 14 years of age or under.  Teams will compete in the Empire LeagueBantams typically play 16 EAHC games, 8 home and 8 away, with playoffs following the end of regular season.  Practices are generally during the week and games are typically scheduled on the weekend.  To be placed on a team, all skaters must attend on–ice placement evaluations.

House Midget

 Open to skaters 18 years of age or under.  Teams will compete in the Empire LeagueMidgets typically play 16 EAHC games, 8 home and 8 away, with playoffs following the end of regular season.  Practices are generally during the week and games are typically scheduled on the weekend. To be placed on a team, all skaters must attend on–ice placement evaluations.

 
Travel / WYNAHL
Tier III

 

Geneseo Youth Hockey/ Livingston Blues Travel program plays in the Western New York Amateur Hockey Association at a Tier III level against similar youth hockey organizations across western New York.  This is our most competitive level of play for skaters age 18 and under.  Players will be selected for these teams on the basis of evaluations and competitive tryouts held in April following the conclusion of each season.  Away games will be played at the ice rink utilized by the away organizations.  Practice and home games are scheduled primarily at SUNY Geneseo Ice arena, but sometimes will be scheduled at Scottsville Ice Arena.  Teams will be major, minor or mixed (which is an age classification) and all teams will be at a Tier III level.  Teams will have the option to play for a State Tournament, which is held in the spring.  Only the team with the best record will be allowed to compete in the State Tournament.  

Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget

 Our teams are generally in the mixed division, Tier III.

 

Teams who declare tournament bound status and have the best record in their respective sections may have the chance to compete in a state tournament.  The teams from each division; west, central, north and east will be invited to compete.