If you have any questions about the tryout process, please reach out to the Tryout Coordinators via the contact buttons below.
Girls are not split up into groups like the boys teams due to numbers, so please attend your proper age level clinics and Evaluations. If you have any questions please reach out to Josh Hawkinson or Brent Danzeisen, Tryout Coordinators.
Hello Buffalo Hockey Families!!
The Hockey season is upon us and the tryouts are fast approaching! We are looking forward to a fun Hockey season. The tryout process will be closed for the tryout sessions only, just like last year. If you are a squirt family, you will be allowed to help get your players skates good and tight but once that is done you will need to leave the arena and wait for your skater to come out after their session is complete, that will only be for the tryout portion. If you want to, you can watch the clinic sessions. We as an organization strive to make the process of tryouts a good experience for all the skaters to get them excited for the upcoming season and to also to set them up for success and growth on and off the ice!
We pride ourselves in getting impartial evaluators that know the game of Hockey! All of our volunteer evaluators are experienced in playing, coaching or both at the level or above the level that they are evaluating. We also make it a point to have evaluators that do not have "on-ice ties", meaning they do not have a skater on the ice in the levels they are evaluating. The only exception to that rule is the top level coach in each age group is one of the evaluators, that has been approved by the BYHA Board of Directors.
Objectives for the Tryout process are listed below.
Some important things to keep in mind during the tryout process.