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2023-24 Teams, Tryouts & Coaches

Come join the Stars family and play with us next season!

ALL TRYOUTS ARE FREE!
Bantam & Midget Tryouts: April 4-5, 2023, Leisure Rinks

Visit our Tryouts page for more details.


Bantam & Midget Tryout Schedule - 4/4 & 4/5

Date + Time Rink Team Coach
TUE, APRIL 4
4:30-5:30pm 1 13U Bantam Minor Pat Hilmey
5:15-6:00pm 2 14U GIRLS NTB Chris Costanzo
5:15-6:00pm 2 14U GIRLS TB Jay Ciamaga
5:30-6:30pm 1 14U Bantam Mixed Jim Chase
6:00-6:45pm 2 16U GIRLS TB Shawn Patterson
6:30-7:30pm 1 15U Midget Joe Cione
7:00-7:45pm 2 16U Midget NTB Dave Procknal
7:45-8:30pm 2 18U Midget NTB Dave Huttenlocker/Chris Stec
8:45-9:30pm 2 19U GIRLS TB Greg Catlin
9:30-10:15pm 2 18U Midget NTB Kyle Dominczak
WED, APRIL 5
5:00-5:45pm 1 14U Bantam Mixed Jim Chase
5:15-6:15pm 2 13U Bantam Minor Pat Hilmey
5:45-6:30pm 1 14U GIRLS NTB Chris Costanzo
5:45-6:30pm 1 14U GIRLS TB Jay Ciamaga
6:15-7:15pm 2 16U GIRLS TB Shawn Patterson
6:45-7:15pm 1 15U Midget Joe Cione
7:15-8:00pm 1 16U Midget NTB Dave Procknal
8:15-9:00pm 1 18U Midget NTB Kyle Dominczak
9:00-9:45pm 1 18U Midget NTB Dave Huttenlocker/Chris Stec
9:45-10:30pm 1 19U GIRLS TB Greg Catlin

2023 Coaches

The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is pleased to appoint the following 2023-2024 head coaches.

Travel Team Contacts 2023-24

Team Coach Phone
Girls 10U Calder Flynn 585-721-4847
Girls 12U Jay Spoto 561-706-8062
Girls 12U TB Jay Ciamaga 716-523-9119
Girls 14U NTB Chris Costanzo 716-380-9700
Girls 14U TB Jay Ciamaga 716-523-9119
Girls 16U Shawn Patterson 716-432-3545
Girls 19U TB Greg Catlin 716-998-7444
7U Mite Minor Ryan Nytz 716-523-9325
8U Mite Major Ryan Nytz 716-523-9325
9U Squirt Minor TBD Apply Below
10U Squirt Major Frank Bogulski 716-903-3514
11U PW Minor Brandon Evancho 716-984-5410
12U PW Major TB Alex Nowosiadly 716-913-8931
12U PW Major NTB Scott Chamberlain 716-725-3387
13U Bantam Minor Pat Hilmey 716-982-8897
14U Bantam Major NTB TBD Apply Below
14U Bantam Major TB TBD Apply Below
14U Bantam Mixed Jim Chase 716-341-1971
15U Midget Joe Cione 716-863-6999
16U Midget NTB Dave Procknal 716-713-7204
18U NTB Midget Dave Huttenlocker 716-846-4783
18U NTB Midget Kyle Dominczak 716-380-0718

The President's Update

Dear Southtowns Stars Families,

March has arrived and this will leads to tryouts which are officially underway as of 2/28 and 3/1 for 12U (Pee Wee) and under and 4/4 and 4/5 for 13U (Bantam) & older.  Click here or on our tryouts tab above to get the latest information available. 

I want to congratulate our Squirt Major team coached by Brandon Evancho on their WNYAHL playoff win against West Seneca on Sunday 2/26.  It was a fantastic game. The boys played their hearts out and celebrated with a shut out, a trophy and a playoff win banner. Congratulations to the entire coaches staff, our parents and the players for a fantastic season! 

We are also reaching out to our member families looking to fill some very important board positions for the 23-24 hockey season. These positions qualify for registration discount incentives and require attendance at monthly meetings and regular communication with our board constants. If you are interested in being a part of your child's youth hockey experience and would like more information contact one of our board members. 

Our board of directors is committed to continuing to make Southtowns a great place to play youth hockey.  We are always looking to enhance our program to continue to make it more attractive. During  the past two seasons we have implemented the following new programs and incentives to continue to help celebrate and thank our member families:

  •  Free tryouts
  • Board member pro shop and league discount incentives
  • Discounted weekly skating clinics
  • Free monthly goalie clinics
  • A holiday family skate
  • Free memory mate team photos
  • Welcome swag bag.
  • $175 coaches credential reimbursement (23-24 season)
  • Holiday food drive

As a leadership board we will continue to look at additional ways to to enhance our program incentives and offerings for the 23-24 season.

If you or someone you know if interested in coaching a team or bringing a team to Southtowns, contact a board member or email myself at president@southtownsstars.com.  

The Board of Directors is here to represent our Southtowns families.  If at any time you have concerns, questions or would like to offer feedback, please reach out to any of these dedicated members.  They work tirelessly to ensure our season is successful each and every year.  Continue to enjoy the remainder of the season, stay healthy and warm. Before you know it, tryouts will be upon us and we will once again be looking at the next season.  Go Stars!

Sincerely,

 

 

Rich Vittoria, President & Chief Operations Officer
Southtowns Star Amateur Hockey Association
Email: president@southtownsstars.com

Updated: 3/1/23


STS Sponsored Skating & Goalie Clinics

We just wrapped up another season of our Skating & Goalie clinics. Check back early next season for more details about 2023-24 clinics.  

Tom Iafallo has led the Skating Clinics and Bob Janosz has led our Goalie Clinics. There is typically a maximum of 35 registrants/skaters per session. 

Skating Clinics: 

For Teams 
To reserve a clinic for your team, please contact John Franke at vp@southtownsstars.com in advance. The cost per team is $150 and can be sent via Venmo to Bev Kirkpatrick: @beverly-kirkpatrick-2.

For Individual Players
For future clinics that don't have a team already booked, they're open to registered STS players. Each player must register in advance via an online form (which will be posted below within a week of the clinic date). The cost of the skating clinics for individual players is $15 and must be paid via VENMO to @beverly-kirkpatrick-2 after you register.  You'll see a Southtowns Stars Logo next to her name. 

 VENMO is the only payment accepted at this time. In order to be on the ice, you must register and submit payment. 

DATES & TIMES

Skating Clinics for registered STSAHA MOHL & Travel players 
will be at Leisure Rinks. Times TBD.


Goalie Clinics will cost about $125 per team which will be drafted in late November/early December from your team bank account.  We are asking that our head coaches require Goalie Clinics 1x each month when it does not conflict with a team hockey event.  Therefore, no signups will be needed and there's no direct cost for each individual player.

DATES & TIMES

Goalie Clinics for registered STSAHA MOHL & Travel players 
will be at Leisure Rinks. Times TBD.


RISING STARS 6U/8U MITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is excited about our Rising Stars Beginner Program for 6U (Mini Mite) and 8U (Mite) early hockey development program.   Click here to visit our Rising Stars Mite information page



Southtowns Stars 2022-2023 League Goals

The  Southtowns Stars Board of Directors works to ensure our organization continues to be a family friendly, youth hockey experience where healthy competition, learning and community involvement are a part of every teams experience.  Below are our our league goals for the upcoming season.  We thank you for choosing Southtowns Stars for your youth hockey experience. 

23-24 Board Vacancies

If you are interested in tasking a leadership role in our organization, consider applying for one of the board positions for the 23-24 season.  These positions will begin on or around 5/1 after tryouts and require monthly board in person and zoom meetings.  As a thank you, active board members receive player registration discounts and pro shop/snack shack incentives too. 

2023-2024 Vacant Positions

  • President/COO
  • Director of MOHL Hockey

Want to know what the responsibilities and tasks of each  position involve? Click here.

If you have questions about a position, please contact a board member and if interested, apply here

Call for 2023-24 Travel & MOHL Head Coaches

Visit the Coaches Corner for more information about Coach vacancies for the 2023-24 season and how to apply. Plus, you can get a coaching credit of up to $175 in fees to help cover the costs associated with obtaining and maintaining your credentials. This reimbursement can be used for CEP certification, Coaching Modules, USAH Membership and Background check fees.

Apply by clicking here!

Want to Share Positive News?

Send Us Your Photos!

If you have current photos from STS events, tournaments, games and other celebrations, please text them to Jennifer Spoto, Coordinator of Social Media Relations @ 716-395-3865. Include the date/s, coach's name, level and a brief description of the photo. Look for them on our website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Help us celebrate you! You can also send your photos and descriptions to socialmedia@southtownsstars.com.

Support Girls Hockey: Recycle!

When returning bottles and cans to Consumers Beverages you can request the proceeds be applied to the G14U account. This is applicable at all 18 WNY stores. Thank you for supporting girl's hockey!

THE PARENTS CORNER

Do you have questions about registration, upcoming important dates, and documents you'll need for the upcoming 2022-2023 hockey season?  The Parents Corner is your one stop shop with all the information you need to be ready for the new season.

Visit The Parents Corner

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