Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy proudly offers an incredible opportunity for female youth and college players, from Rochester and nationally, to enhance their ability through hands-on work with current college coaches and former professional players. The 4th Annual Girls First Look Weekend will tentatively take place July 12th-14th at the Rochester Ice Center and is open to all female youth players born between 2007 and 2015 (groups segmented by age), as well as current college or professional players looking to better their game by being surrounded by equally dedicated and driven women. This event will provide development, exposure (for appropriate ages) and information from coaches and experts in the hockey world. Official Schedule will be out in April. Tentative Groups for 2024:
  • Group 1 (2013s to 2015s) - Weekend Camp Style (Full day with skills, Next Level, Off Ice Activities, and a game each day).  Game only on Sunday (no skills or other activities).
  • Group 2 (2010s to 2012s) - Showcase Style (Skills and Game Friday and Saturday.  Game only on Sunday morning)
  • Group 3 (2007s to 2009s) - Showcase Style (Skills and Game Friday and Saturday.  Game only on Sunday morning)
  • Group 4 (Current D1 and Pro Players) - Showcase Style (Skills and Game Friday and Saturday.  Game only on Sunday morning.) - Group 4 is invite only.


Camp Director: Francois Methot
  • 3rd round NHL draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 1996
  • Five seasons of his professional career with the Rochester Americans (AHL)
  • Successful career in Europe until he retired from playing professionally.
  • Skills Coach at the Nashville Predators (NHL) development camp
  • Director, Rochester Hockey Academy and Rochester JR Amerks
  • Current and former clients include:  Alex Tuch (NHL), Charlie Coyle (NHL), Kiara Zanon (USA Hockey U18 National Team), Haley Winn (USA Hockey U18 National Team) and more


Sacred Heart University (NCAA D-I) Nazareth College (NCAA D-III)

Schools represented by the Pro Girls and D1

Pro Teams

- PWHPA (Professional Women's Hockey Players Association) - Toronto Six (Premiere Hockey Federation - PHF) - Metropolitan Riveters (Premiere Hockey Federation - PHF)

D1 Schools



  • Group 1: 2013-2015 (24 Total)
  • Group 2: 2010-2012 (24 Total
  • Group 3: 2007-2009 (24 Total)
  • Adult Group:  Current College and Professional Players (30 total) - Invite Only
  • Each girl receives a t-shirt, reversible jersey (to allow team changes for the 3 games), and a special commemorative gift
  • Dinner provided Friday Night
  • Camp Barbecue Saturday from 3:00pm-5:00pm (some overlap with sessions, but plenty of time for all to enjoy
  • Breakfast items or snacks provided Saturday and Sunday
  • Panel presentation/Q&A session with guest speakers Saturday at 11:15am
  • 1 (80) minute skills session and (1) 75 minute game on Friday
  • 1 (80) minute skills session and (1) 75 minute game on Saturday
  • 1 (75) minute game on Sunday
  • Dynamic warm ups prior to each game provided by Next Level Strength and Conditioning

First Look Weekend Camp

Date: July 12th-14th

Location: Rochester Ice Center

This will be printed on jerseys. Please check spelling.
Example: Jr. Amerks 14U AAA