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    Special Announcements from Bison Hockey

    Age Appropriate Skills Development

    Starting Monday April 7th we embark on a new chapter for Bison Hockey. We are going to intensify our commitment to skill development. We are going to provide more assistance to our coaches. We are going to design our teaching to be more age appropriate and tailored to the particular skill levels of our players at each age increment.

    The hiring of Shelley Looney as Hockey Director is a pivotal step in the new direction we are taking. Shelley will be on the ice all week during our Spring Tryouts. Shelley is excited to get going and meet the players in our program

    We want to encourage every player to introduce themselves to Shelley when they step on the ice for tryouts. 

    In the coming months, as we prepare for next season Shelley will be busy developing our curriculum, at each age level. Shelley and all of our volunteer coaches will work closely to coordinate the integration of skills into all team practices. Along with our coaches, Bison Hockey will also be sure to educate our players and parents on the upcoming season. We intend to be very clear in communicating our expectations for everyone involved in our program next season.

    Enrollments at Bison Hockey today exceed 400 players, ranging from ages 3-18. That represents a wide range of player needs & capacity. Our goal is to help develop our players so they can increase their skating skills and begin to enjoy the great game of hockey as they become stronger and more capable on the ice.

    See you at the rink. 

    Scott Welch Closes Out Bison Coaching Career

    Following yesterday's loss in the quarter-finals of the U19 Girls nationals Scott Welch resigned as head coach for the Bisons next season. Scott has been a very successful head coach in our association for fourteen years in a row. Along with his wife Tricia the Welches invested thousands of volunteer hours in support of the Bisons. All four of the Welch daughters were active members of the Bison family. They were well coached. 


    Many of the NY State Championship banners that now hang on the east wall at the North Buffalo Rink were won by teams Scott coached. With Scott's departure we close a very successful chapter in Bison Hockey history. We want to acknowledge his many contributions and wish Scott and his family well. 

    Shelley Looney Appointed Director of Hockey

    2 Time USA Olympian Shelley Looney Named New Bison Hockey Association Director of Hockey

    Boys Teams

    Girls Teams

    Initiation Program


    Bison Hockey News

    Summer Issue (July/August) of NY Hockey OnLine
    Shelley Looney, Director of Hockey at Bison Hockey Association
    Cover of May 2014 Championship issuse of NY Hockey Online magazine

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