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2021-22 Hockey Season Tryout and Clinic Information

Hello Buffalo Hockey Families!!

The Hockey season is upon us and the tryouts are fast approaching!  We are looking forward to a fun and “normal” 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!

Objectives for the Tryout process are listed below.

  1. To provide a fair and impartial assessment of a player’s total hockey skills during the session(s)
  2. To provide uniformity and consistency in the evaluation process.  Player and parent expectations are consistent from year to year as players move through the various levels of the association’s program.
  3. To form teams to maintain balanced and competitive play where the players can develop and participate equitably and have fun playing hockey during the season.

 

Some important things to keep in mind during the tryout process.

 

  • Helmets need to be sticker free, that means take off ALL stickers on the helmet from last year, and if you played on a summer team those need to be removed as well prior to the first day of tryouts.

 

  • Only Buffalo Hockey Colors will be allowed for socks.  They can be any combination of the following colors, Purple, Black, White, Grey. NO OTHER COLORS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE.

 

  • If family members are in the same age level and the parents request that they are on the same team they will be placed on the lowest qualifying team. For Example: Andy and Bobby are both Pee Wee’s and Andy scores to make the A team and Bobby scores to make the B1 team both will be placed on the B1 team.  If a parent does not request same team players will be placed on what ever team their score dictates.

 

 

  • If a skater cannot attend a tryout session or sessions due to illness or injury a physician’s statement/slip is required for an excused absence.  A fall school sport that may interfere with tryouts is an excused absence.  If the illness or injury prevents a skater from participating in 50% of the tryout sessions, the skater will be placed on the lowest team, upon being cleared to skate, for 1 to 4 practices at each level (approximately 2 weeks) and will be evaluated as to where their final team placement will be.  The decision of placement will be determined by the head coach of the affected teams.  During the trial period, those that are already at that level will not move down.  Also during the trial period, skaters at that level have the opportunity to move up to a higher level. Other exigent circumstances precluding a player from attending any and/or all tryout session(s) will be addressed by the BYHA President and HOC V.P.

 

  • Whether you realize it or not our kids feel the pressure of tryouts. During the tryout process it is important for parents to provide support and be positive. Tell your son or daughter that you are proud of them, do the best that they can, and have fun. There will be disappointments. As a parent you need to remember that the words you chose and feelings you reflect to your child will have a lasting impact. Please be positive and not critical of the process. Criticism may be brought at a later time by following proper channels. In the meantime, your son or daughter must prepare to play the season on the team they were selected to be on. Please help them get off on the right foot.


2021 - 2022 TRYOUT INFORMATION



2021-2022 Tryouts

This year, similar to previous seasons, we will be holding pre-season clinics before tryouts for our traveling teams.

All dates, times, and groups have been posted to the main team page for each age level.

If you have any questions regarding tryouts please reach out to Brent Danzeisen, or Bob Schroeden they are the try-out coordinators for this season.


Brent Danzeisen

Tryout Co-Coordinator

Bob Schroeden

Tryout Co-Coordinator


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