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Coaching applications are now being accepted

12/28/2016, 11:30am EST
By Anne Johnston Fera

Deadline is January 21, 2017

 

Click to Download: Application Form

 

  • Interviews may be conducted as part of the Coaching Selection Process. By submitting this application, you agree to participate in such an interview.
  • Selection of Coaches requires acceptance of the Bison Hockey Code of Conduct & Policies.
  • Coaches will also be required to submit a background check to USA Hockey.
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be certified at the Certification Level required by USA Hockey for the team to which applying, OR must agree to complete the required Certification by the deadline(s) imposed by USA Hockey.

Please return application NO LATER THAN January 21, 2017, to Mike Beecher at:

Via mail:

Mike Beecher
263 Highland Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

Via e-mail:

mbeecher@escapewire.com

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Bantam Minor AA team takes first place at the Niagara Purple Eagles Patriots Day Tournament
The Bison's Pee Wee MOHL Team D coached with Joe Pelino participated in the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Tournament
took The Buffalo Bisons Bantam Minor (13U) AA team coached by Sean Corrigan took 2nd place at the Hockey Time Productions (HTP) Rock ‘N Roll Cup in Cleveland

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.