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Bison Hockey 2017 - 2018 Travel Team Tryouts Schedule Posted

2018 - 2019 Travel Team Tryouts Schedule Posted

03/20/2018, 12:00pm EDT
By Anne Johnston Fera

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There is a one-time tryout fee of $20.00 for every player. All new players must present a signed NYSAHA Player/Financial Release Form from their host association before they can attend Bison Hockey Tryouts. Releases are required to tryout for any player from another association, regardless if a player is house, select, or travel (financial release required).


Contact Bison Hockey Director Shelley Looney by email at

Bison MOHL Teams

Bison Hockey is planning to have MOHL teams in WNYAHL at the Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget age levels, subject to enrollments.

Bison Hockey MOHL Team Organizational Meeting/Skate Schedule 2018
2018 Spring Clinics at North Buffalo Rink with Shelley Looney
Bison Hockey 2017/2018 WNYAHL Bantam Minor Playoff Champions
Bisons 10u Girls team captures win at Flamborough WinterChill Tournament
Bison Hockey and USA Hockey provide a vast amount of resources and plans for coaches
Bison Hockey Initiation Program is accepting registration
Bison Hockey Peewee Mixed A Champions
Bison Hockey Peewee Minor Patriot's Day Champions
Bison Bantam Minor Team (Casey) win Championship at Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Patriot's Day Tournament
Bison Bantam Minor Team Wins Championship at Pittsburgh Columbus Day Clash
Bison Hockey Salutes Recent Alumni for National Achievement:
Shelley Looney receives the Adult Member of the Year Award from USA Hockey
Evan Rutenkroger from Tonawanda, New York, became USA Hockey's 107,388th 8U player
Bison Girls 16U team are State Champions! They now advance to the 2016 USA Hockey Nationals
Bantam Minor AA team takes first place at the Niagara Purple Eagles Patriots Day Tournament
The Bison's Pee Wee MOHL Team D coached with Joe Pelino participated in the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Tournament
took The Buffalo Bisons Bantam Minor (13U) AA team coached by Sean Corrigan took 2nd place at the Hockey Time Productions (HTP) Rock ‘N Roll Cup in Cleveland
Goalie Skills Sessions with Bob Janosz
Buffalo Beauts have selected Shelley Looney as Co-Head Coach
2015 Spring Skills Clinics Registration with Buffalo Bison Hockey
MOHL Team’s Organizational Meeting that includes an ice session
We had 3 boy’s teams win their league playoffs and one that came in second. Excellent work!
Bison Hockey 2015 Tryout Schedule for Travel Teams is Posted
Bison Hockey Pee Wee Minor Team Wins the Gene Harrington Invitational Shootout Classic
The Bison's 19U Girls team at the Detroit World Hockey Bauer Invitational
2nd Mite Jamboree for teams in WNYAHL's Red Division
Fall issue of NY Hockey OnLine
Jaime Totten and Colleen Harris face off in college hockey season opener on Friday, October 31, 2014, at William Smith College (Geneva, NY)
Bison Hockey Pee Wee Minors went undefeated and won the championship game in a shoot out 3-2 against the Pittsburgh Aviators
Bison Hockey 16U Boys Midget team won the Niagara Falls Columbus Day tournament.
For Winning PeeWee A division for the PreSeason Challenge Tournament in Pittsburg
The North Buffalo Rink Now Offers Skate Sharpening
Bison Hockey Squirt Minor win their first tournament

Age Appropriate Skills Development

Starting Monday April 7th we embark on a new chapter for Bison Hockey. We are going to intensify our commitment to skill development. We are going to provide more assistance to our coaches. We are going to design our teaching to be more age appropriate and tailored to the particular skill levels of our players at each age increment.

The hiring of Shelley Looney as Hockey Director is a pivotal step in the new direction we are taking. Shelley will be on the ice all week during our Spring Tryouts. Shelley is excited to get going and meet the players in our program

We want to encourage every player to introduce themselves to Shelley when they step on the ice for tryouts. 

In the coming months, as we prepare for next season Shelley will be busy developing our curriculum, at each age level. Shelley and all of our volunteer coaches will work closely to coordinate the integration of skills into all team practices. Along with our coaches, Bison Hockey will also be sure to educate our players and parents on the upcoming season. We intend to be very clear in communicating our expectations for everyone involved in our program next season.

Enrollments at Bison Hockey today exceed 400 players, ranging from ages 3-18. That represents a wide range of player needs & capacity. Our goal is to help develop our players so they can increase their skating skills and begin to enjoy the great game of hockey as they become stronger and more capable on the ice.

See you at the rink.