Buffalo Bison Hockey Association
The Buffalo Bison Hockey Association is a member of USA Hockey and the New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA). Our boys teams participate in the Western New York Amateur Hockey League (WNYAHL) and our girls teams participate in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL). We compete as a Tier III travel hockey organization for boys and a Tier I organization for girls. We begin at the Initiation Program Level where we are designed to introduce youngsters to the great game of hockey. We field “House, A and AA” level teams at the Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget age levels. We also have an active men’s house program that skates weekly. Bison Hockey is a volunteer-based program.
Buffalo Bison Hockey provides an opportunity for players to experience the great game of ice hockey in a manner that is fun, satisfying and rewarding for all participants. Under the direction of qualified adult volunteers, our primary emphasis is on increased participation, improved skills and maintaining a responsible environment for the conduct of youth hockey.
Founded in 1959, Buffalo Bison Hockey is entering its 54th season of play. We are dedicated to providing an environment structured to introduce, teach and refine the fundamental skills of hockey to the youth of Western New York. We focus on the development of individual skills in the context of a team game. Our overarching goals will be to allow our young adults to build character through athletic competition. By emphasizing sound skills development, and teaching team play, our players will become competitive at various levels. We will strive to nurture their enjoyment and enable a life long interest in the game. We will seek to emphasize key performance areas throughout every level of play: Skating, passing and receiving, puck shooting, checking and goalkeeping. Each coach will execute on building a program to develop these areas as appropriate at each level. Individual development will be emphasized and team play and tactics will be introduced as our players mature and become more skilled.