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Announcing Stars 2023-24 Coaches and Teams!

The Southtowns Stars Board of of Directors is pleased announce and appoint the following coaches for the 2023-2024 hockey season. 

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

ALL TRYOUTS ARE FREE  & AT LEISURE RINKS

Mite, Squirt & PW - 2/28 & 3/1

Bantam & Midget - 4/4 & 4/5


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
8U Mite Major Ryan Nytz 716-523-9325
10U Squirt Major TBD Apply Below
11U PW Minor Brandon Evancho 716-984-5410
12U PW Major TB Alex Nowosiadly 716-913-8931
12U PW Major NTB PENDING APPOINTMENT TBA
13U Bantam Minor Pat Hilmey 716-982-8897
14U Bantam Major NTB TBD Apply Below
14U Bantam Major TB TBD Apply Below
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

Call for 2023-24 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!

The President's Update

Dear Southtowns Stars Families,

As February begins ends we to look toward the end of the hockey season and the start of playoffs. Many teams will be wrapping up their final practices and games and preparing for playoffs and State tournaments. This will all lead to tryouts which are officially 2/28 and 3/1 for 12U (Pee Wee) and under and 4/4 and 4/5 for 13U (Bantam) & older.  Additional information will be shared as ice times and schedules are completed in the coming weeks.  Click on our tryouts tab above to get the latest information available. 

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. 

In addition to new faces on our BOD we will also be looking to enhance our program to continue to make it more attractive.  During  the past two seasons years we have implemented free tryouts, board member discount incentives, discounted weekly skating clinics, free monthly goalie clinics, a holiday family skate, free memory mate team photos and a welcome swag bag.  As a leadership board we are continue to look at additional ways to to enhance our program and look forward to even more incentives and offerings for the 23-24 season.

Finally 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: 1/31/23


STS Sponsored Skating & Goalie Clinics

We are excited to announce that our Skating & Goalie clinics are back.  

Tom Iafallo will continue to lead Skating Clinics and Bob Janosz will continue to lead our Goalie Clinics. There is 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

Upcoming Skating Clinics for registered
STSAHA MOHL & Travel  players
All sessions at Leisure Rinks from 7-8 p.m.

Date Status
January 25

Closed - 10U Girls Spoto / 12U Girls Costanzo

February 1

Closed - Rising Stars

February 15 Closed - Rising Stars
February 22 Closed - 10U Girls


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

Upcoming Goalie Clinics for registered
STSAHA MOHL & Travel  Goalies only
All sessions at Leisure Rinks from 7-8 p.m.

February 8


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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Click Below


Travel Team Contacts 2022-23

Team Coach Phone
Girls 10U Jay Spoto 561-706-8062
Girls 12U Chris Costanzo 716-380-9700
Girls 14U TB Jay Ciamaga 716-523-9119
Girls 19U TB Greg Catlin 716-998-7444
10U Squirt Major Brandon Evancho 716-984-5410
12U PW Major Donny Benker 716-510-8587
14U Bantam Major Danny Reardon 716-912-6331
15U Midget Dave Procknal 716-713-7204
16U TB Midget Dave Huttenlocker 716-846-4783
16U NTB Midget Kyle Dominczak 716-380-0718
18U TB Midget Chris Stec/Kevin King 716-698-3748/425-5376
18U NTB Midget Jay Carney 716-868-7680

2022-2023 MOHL Coaches Contact Info

Team Coach Name Phone Email
6U/8U Rising Stars Kevin Lufkin rwb@southtownsstars.com
10U Squirt TBA
12U PeeWee TBA
14U Bantam Jim Chase 716-341-1971 jimchase50@gmail.com
16U Midget Kevin Oczek 716-698-7282 kevinoczek@yahoo.com
16U Midget Doug Hayden 716-602-9264 scat1221@verizon.net
18U Midget Dave Scheffler 716-449-4597 davidscheffler10@gmail.com

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 Travel Hockey/Coaches

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

Follow us on Social Media

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Stay up to date on the latest news, events and updates on our organization. Help us share the success of your Southtowns Stars team. Tag us with your photos and help us spread the great news!