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BYHA One-Goal Program

2019 One Goal Program - Learn to Play Hockey!

One Goal Registration for the 2019 season is now closed.


A FUN, EASY, LOW-COST, NO COMMITMENT way to try youth hockey before the season starts!                              

Designed for first year skaters at the Mini-Mite/Mite/Squirt/10U levels and second year skaters at the Mini-Mite level, the One Goal program is a chance for kids to learn and experience the game of hockey in a fun environment without much of the upfront expense of purchasing equipment.             

Limited skating experience or don't know how to skate?  No problem!  Numerous BYHA coaches are on the ice to assist players across multiple skill levels.  

Eligibility:  Skaters should be located within Buffalo Youth Hockey Association boundaries and born between 7/1/2008 and 6/30/2015 to participate.  Skaters should be first year players at the Mini-Mite/Mite/Squirt/10U level or second year players at the Mini-Mite level.  Please note that we can't guarantee equipment will fit Squirt/10U players.  PLEASE NOTE: Registering for One Goal is not the same as registering for the Mini-Mite/Mite/Squirt/10U season.  There is a separate registration for the full season (please see the registration portion of the BYHA website for dates and details).       


For a $25 registration fee, each One Goal skater receives:                

  • 5 On-Ice Sessions with BYHA Coaches
  • Hockey Jersey (yours to keep)
  • Hockey Socks (yours to keep)
  • Hockey Stick (yours to keep)


Free use of the following equipment through the One Goal program (and through the full hockey season if desired)*:                 

  • Hockey Bag
  • Helmet
  • Shin Pads
  • Breezers
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Gloves

*A $150 deposit is required at equipment pick-up to use the equipment.  Deposit is 100% returned when equipment is returned.  We cannot guarantee that equipment will fit skaters at the Squirt/10U level.


Skaters are responsible for providing their own:                               

  • Skates
  • Mouth Guard
  • Jock Shorts/Garter


Online Registration

  • 2019 One Goal Registration is open.
  • Note:  Skaters should be located within Buffalo Youth Hockey Association boundaries and must be born between 7/1/2008 and 6/30/2015 to participate.  The One Goal program is intended for first year skaters at the Mini-Mite/Mite/Squirt/10U levels or second year skaters at the Mini-Mite level.


Equipment Pick-Up (in the Peterson Arena at the Buffalo Civic Center)             

  • Sunday, September 15th from 6pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday, September 17th from 7pm - 8pm


Ice Times (Groups will be assigned and communicated after registration).  PLEASE NOTE: All sessions will be prior to the start of the Mite and Mini-Mite season.  Some sessions may potentially be after the start of the Squirt/10U season.

Wednesday, September 18th:

Group 1:     6:15pm - 7:00pm

Group 2:     7:00pm - 7:45pm


Saturday, September 21st:

Group 1:     10:15am - 11:00am

Group 2:     11:00am - 11:45am


Saturday, September 28th:

Group 1:     10:15am - 11:00am

Group 2:     11:00am - 11:45am


Saturday, October 5th:

Group 1:     10:15am - 11:00am

Group 2:     11:00am - 11:45am


Saturday, October 12th:

Group 1:     10:15am - 11:00am

Group 2:     11:00am - 11:45am

NOTE:  Registration for the full 2019-2020 BYHA Mini-Mite/Mite season will be available during the October 5th One Goal session at the Buffalo Civic Center.


In order to receive full credit for coaching volunteer hours, all coaches must sign up to be on the ice for at least one One Goal date. You can sign up using this link.

After your skater participates in the One Goal Program, sign them up for the Regular Season and their First Year is FREE!


Matt Griffith

One Goal Coordinator