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2020-2021 Teams, Coaches and Tryout Information  

2020-21 Tryout Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can I contact for questions about a specific team?

A: Please contact the Head Coach.  You can find the contact information listed above.

Q: When does signing begin?

A: Player Agreements will be issued on the following schedule:

JUNE 1, 2020

  • Boys Bantam Major (Guenther)
  • Boys Midget 16U  (Kwitzer)
  • Boys Midget 18U (Casey)
  • Girls 14U (Smith)
  • Girls 16U (Waszkielewicz)
  • Girls 19U (Wade/Cooper)

JUNE 11, 2020

  • All remaining travel teams and MOHL are free to sign players until June 30.

Q: When are tryouts?

A:  At this time, there has been no determination of On-Ice tryout dates.  NYSAHA will notify all associations when tryouts and other sanctioned events may be scheduled.  

Q: Do I need a release?

A:   All players not included on an Obligation List received by the Section President as required above, are deemed by NYSAHA to be Released pursuant to Rule 4.A and B for purposes of the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.  If a player on the Obligation List satisfies the obligation with the Association, the Association must immediately notify the Section President of the player’s removal from the List, upon which the player will immediately be deemed Released by NYSAHA.

Q: Can a player be committed to a team and be removed or cut at a later date?

A:  Any player signed to a player contract with an Association pursuant to this Schedule CANNOT be cut to make room for any player signed thereafter. 

Q: What happens in the event of financial hardship due to COVID-19?

A: If a player/family who has signed a contract for the 2020-2021 season needs to withdraw due to financial hardship or COVID-19 concerns, they will be permitted to do so by August 15, 2020 whether or not a deposit was placed.  They will receive a full refund from the Association of any monies paid to date, with the exception of the cost of jerseys or equipment that was purchased for the specific player.  Players who are Released under these conditions WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to play for any other National or State Tournament Bound team or other travel team, and will only be allowed to play in house league hockey for the 2020-2021 season.

Bison Hockey is committed to helping families navigate this process and will do our best to assist families. 

Q: How will I be notified if I am selected for a team?

A:  All families selected for a team will be contacted by the Head Coach by email or phone.  A contract will be sent digitally.  Your spot on the team will not be secure until the organization has a copy of a signed contract for 2020-21.  



Team Consideration Form

If you would like to be considered for a team, you are encouraged to contact the Head Coach directly.   The link is at the top of the page.

If you would like to have your information forwarded to a specific team, please fill out the Team Consideration form using the provided link.  This form will be accessible on June 1 at 9:00am.

The Registration "2020-2021 Teams and Tryout Info" is not currently available.

Team Openings

Please contact the Head Coach to express interest in signing with any of the teams listed below.

Boys Travel Teams

Squirt Minor (2011) Joe Leber  
Squirt Major (2010) Steve Casey  
Peewee Minor (2009) Joe Cardinal


Bantam Minor - TB (2006) Complete Interest Form  
Bantam Major - TB (2006) Jason Guenther FULL
Bantam Major - NTB (2006) John Wille 1G, 3F, 3D
Midget 15U - NTB (2005) Andy Tokasz  
Midget 16U - TB (2004) Nick Kwitzer FULL
Midget 18U - TB (2002-2003) Steve Casey  FULL
MIdget 18U - NTB (2002-2003) Rick Bertucca  


Girls Travel Teams

Girls 10U - Tier 1 (2010-2011) Complete Interest Form  
Girls 12U - Tier 1 - TB (2008-2009) Regis Marrale/Jamie Printz  
GIrls 12U - Tier 2 (2008-2009) Complete Interest Form  
GIrls 14U - Tier 1 - TB (2006-2007) Dave Smith/Jamie Printz  
GIrls 14U - Tier 2 (2006-2007) Complete Interest Form  
Girls 16U Tier 1 -TB (2004-2005) Bill Waszkielewicz  
Girls 16U - Tier 2 (2004-2005) Complete Interest Form  
Girls 19U - Tier 1 - TB (2002-2003) Noel Wade 3 skaters


Continue checking this list as team openings will change regularly.