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Regulare Season 2016-2017
2016-2017 x Regulare Season


Head Coach

Phone: 716-536-1445

Amy Kneer

Bison Hockey Administrator

Nick Beaver

Initiation Program Coordinator

Phone: 716-435-8648

Chucksters – “Learn to Skate” - Ages 6 & Under

Chucksters Program - Learn to Skate (new to the game)- Ages 6 and under (birth years 2013-2016)

The opening day for Chucksters is Monday, September 30, 2019. Please register for the Chucksters learn to skate program for the 2019-2020 season on the home page of this website by clicking the Registration tab.

**The Chucksters skate every Monday at 6:00pm on the Nichols Small Rink and every Saturday at 9:30am on the Nichols Small Rink.  **

Player Registration: Amy Kneer –email

Head Coach:  Joe Leber – cell 716-536-1445

Program Basics:

  • For First Time Skaters - Boys and girls who are 3 to 6 years old
  • The focus is on Learning to skate and introduction to basic hockey skills
  • 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 hockey skates, hockey helmet with facemask and gloves. Coaches and coaches’ assistants are required to wear skates and helmet
  • Players are required to dress in full equipment once the program is underway
  • Skate twice weekly - September 30,2019  thru February 2020 at the Nichols School Small Rink
  • Parent volunteers are welcome to assist. USA Hockey requires all volunteers to register online at their website. Volunteers will need skates, helmet, gloves, and stick. Please discuss you interest with the team’s coach first.
  • 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 for 19/20 Season is $500 and  includes jersey, socks and all ice times

If you are interested in registering your son or daughter for the Chucksters, 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

The complete schedule for Chucksters will be on the website.

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