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Mites – Ages 7 & 8

Regular Season 2015-2016
2015-2016 x Regular Season

Adam Bellows

Head Coach

Phone: 716-870-9610

Amy Kneer

Player Registration

Phone: 716-465-5522

Nick Beaver

Initiation Program Coordinator

Phone: 716-435-8648

Mites – Ages 7 & 8

The Mites opening day is scheduled for Tuesday October  1, 2019. Please register for the 2019-2020 season on this website through the Registration tab in the navigation. 

Mites: 2019-2020 Season

Player Registration: Amy Kneer – cell phone 716-465-5522,

Head Coach:

Adam Bellows – cell 716-870-9610

Program Basics:

  • Designed for 2nd-year skaters and up
  • Ages - Boys and Girls who are 7 & 8 years old- Birth years 2011 and 2012
  • 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 October 2019 through March 2020
  • We skate at the North Buffalo Rink on Tacoma Ave. and The Dann Memorial Rink at Nichols School on Amherst Street
  • Fee for the 19/20 season is $650 and  includes jersey, socks, skills clinics, practices and games

Core Skills:

  • Balance, Agility & Edge Control – basic stance, balance on one foot, gliding on one skate – forward and backward, one leg weaving forward & backward, forward & backward on inside & outside edge
  • Starting & Stopping – T start, front v start, crossover start, backward c-cut start, backward crossover start, outside leg stops,  two-foot parallel stop, one leg backward stop, two leg backward stop
  • Forward & Backward Skating – c cuts left & right foot alternating, forward striding, edge control, figure 8’s, gliding on two skates backward
  • Turning & Crossovers – Glide turns, tight turns, crossovers forward & backward, backward on-foot stop and t-start, pivots backward to forward and in reverse, pivots open & reverse
  • Stationary & Moving Puck Control – Stance, narrow, wide, side - front – side, toe drag – side, toe drag – front, open ice carry – forehand & backhand, weaving with puck, puck in feet
  • Stationary & Moving Passing & Receiving – stationary forward pass & backward pass, moving forward pass, moving backhand pass and lead pass
  • Wrist Shot – forehand wrist shot, backhand wrist shot, forehand low & high, backward low & high, practice one timers

The complete schedule for Mites will be available on the website.

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

Practice Plans

Check the sample of practice plans coaches can use. Use them as-is or adapt them to fit the needs of your players. Theme goals, equipment and ice time are listed at the top of each practice.

Important Links

Arena Maps

Maps and directions to ice hockey arenas and rinks, ice skating arenas and rinks and figure skating arena and rinks throughout North America

Mite Select Program Team Roster