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Program Overview and Information

Mite Development Program Start

The Mite Development Program Opening weekend is scheduled for September 28, 2014. Please register for the 2014-2015 season on this web site through the "Registration" link on the home page. 

For more information visit Mite Development Program to view the full schedule.

Chucksters 2014-2015 Season

Please register for the Chucksters learn to skate program for the 2014-2015 season on the home page of this web site by clicking the "Registration" button. The opening day for Chucksters is October 4, 2014.  The First Skate Will Be Held at the Nichols School Small Rink at 9:30am. 

The complete Chuckster schedule is now on the web site.

Mite Development Program

Mite Development Program: 2014-2015 Season

Player Registration:
Amy Kneer – cell phone 716-465-5522, email: info@bisonhockey.net

Coordinators:

Chris Scinta - 374-2070
Andy Krause - 725-7971

Program Basics:

  • Designed for 2nd year skaters and up
  • Ages - Boys and Girls who are 5 to 8 years old- Birth years 2009,2008, 2007 & 2006
  • We closely follow USA Hockey’s ADM Cross-Ice format curriculum
  • Emphasis is on continued development of skating & basic hockey skills
  • Skate 3 times a week from September 2014 through February 2015
  • We skate at three arenas in North Buffalo – Nichols School, North Buffalo & Buffalo State College
  • Fees include jersey, socks, skills clinics, practices and games

If you are interested in registering your son or daughter for the Mite Development Program please call Amy Kneer at 716-465-5522 and she can direct you on how to register online through our website www.bisonhockey.net . Our new mailing address is 156 Tacoma Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14216

Bison Hockey and Clarence Mustangs Hockey are partnering for the fourth season at these early age levels. We think we have an outstanding new program which adapts USA Hockey’s new ADM format. Bison Hockey hires professional skating instructors to lead our skating skills curriculum. The emphasis is primarily on skating skill development, frequent touching of the puck, as the kids develop their skating & stick handling abilities. The tools and curriculum are well designed for developing our youngest skaters. Come give us a try.   

Chucksters Learn to Skate Program

CHUCKSTERS – Learn to Skate Program: 2014-2015 Season

Player Registration: Amy Kneer – cell 716-465-5522, email info@bisonhockey.net

Head Coach:  Joe Leber 

Program Basics:

  • For First Time Skaters - Boys and girls who are 3 to 8 years old
  • The focus is on Learning to skate and introduction to basic hockey skills
  • Skate twice weekly - October 2014 thru February 2015 at Nichols School
  • Practices - Schedule to be released soon, please check back
  • Hockey equipment required (Minimum to Begin: Skates, Hockey Helmet, Elbow Pads, Gloves). Walkers provided for those that need assistance initially.
  • Limited # of Hockey Helmets, Elbow Pads and Gloves available for use.
  • Program Fee - include jersey, socks and all ice times

If you are interested in registering your son or daughter for the season please call Amy Kneer at 716-465-5522 and she can direct you on how to register online through our website www.bisonhockey.net . Our new mailing address is 156 Tacoma Avenue, Buffalo NY, 14216 . Amy can answer any questions that you may have.  The Chucksters program is being run in collaboration with Clarence Mustangs Hockey.  

Chucksters is designed to provide our youngsters the basic tools for skating.  At the beginning of the year most of the skaters will be assisted by walkers.  Our goal is to have them off the walker and skating on their own by the end of the year.

For the first few practices, all skaters are required to wear skates and a helmet. Chucksters are required to dress in full equipment once the program is underway.

Chucksters skate twice a week.  Parents are welcome to come on the ice at the beginning of the year, provided they are wearing skates and a helmet.  As the year progresses, we recommend that parents stay off the ice so our coaches can run the practices.