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Congrats 19U Lady Stars!

The u19 Lady Stars went into Cleveland this past weekend and took on teams from New Jersey, North Carolina and Michigan and came away with the championship! The girls played their best hockey of the season only allowing 3 goals against in 4 games. Kristen Heard came away with 2 shutouts while dealing with a  sprained ankle. Maura Langdon won tournament mvp with 4 goals and some great play. The whole team played awesome and everyone of them should be proud. I know that the coaches were very impressed with the play.Thanks to the parents for being there and dealing with the weather. 

Congratulations ladies!  Coach Greg


Dear Southtowns Stars Families,

After a tough and bumpy 20-21 hockey season I am pleased to say that we are progressing with great success through the 21-22 season. I know that the early part of this year we encountered some bumps with a few isolated discipline concerns that caused us to be placed under the microscope with New York State.  I am pleased to say that our infraction reporting relating to USAH rule 601, abuse of an official has continued to decline by almost 96% in the past two months since our 601 policy was put into place.  I want to personally thank all of our coaches, players, families and board members for working together to ensure our continued ability to play and remain in good standing in New York State. As I have stated many times in my emails, personal conversations and communications with my own team, I am proud to lead such a positive and family friendly organization through another successful season.

As we move through January we will begin the process of reviewing coaching applications and selecting our coaches for the 22-23 season, planning and organizing our try out process and working to balance our budget and keep costs affordable and reasonable for our players and their families. Some of our long time Southtowns Stars board members will be "retiring" from their long time positions and we will be looking to our current members to fill these important leadership roles.  The success of this organization is only as strong as our members and your thoughts, ideas and leadership are what will continue to help us grow and continue to be successful in the coming seasons.  Please look for these postings on our website or contact current board members to express your interest or inquire about open positions.

Most importantly I want to wish all of you a happy, healthy and joyous 2022 filled with much success both on and off the ice. Thank you for choosing Southtowns Stars for your hockey home and for allowing me the privilege to lead this wonderful youth hockey organization. 

Warmest Regards,

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

Southtowns Stars Seeking Head Coaches for the 22-23 Season

The Southtowns Stars is currently in the process of seeking coaches for the 22-23 hockey season.  If you are a current head coach with Southtowns and are planning to return, please complete the quick response Returning Head Coaching application at the link below.

RETURNING HEAD COACH APPLICATION CLICK HERE

If you are interested in becoming a Head Coach for the 22-23 season please complete the online NEW head coaching application at the link below.  A member of the selection committee will contact you for an interview and conversation. All applications are due 

NEW HEAD COACHING APPLICATION CLICK HERE

Southtowns Stars Seeking Board Positions

 22-23 Director of Team Apparel

The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates for the voting board member position of Director of Team Apparel.  This person would be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Act as a liaison between contracted apparel provider, STSAHA Board of Directors
  • Communicate via email with coaches and managers at the start of the season in regards to apparel
  • Confirm apparel orders with Travel & MOHL Coaches and Managers
  • Place orders through The Hockey Connection (Leisure Pro-Shop) for team travel, mohl & girls and Rising Star apparel.
  • Obtain and submit all bills for apparel to appropriate league treasurer
  • Communicate with STSAHA Board of Directors on progress, needs and concerns.
  • Work closely with the treasurer and CEO for all transactions to ensure appropriate billing.
  • Work closely with Spencer and the Leisure Pro Shop to coordinate annual spring team and player fittings.
  • Provide and/or submit a monthly report. If you cannot be present for a board meeting, you are asked to submit an emailed report to the STSAHA prior to the meeting.

22-23 Coordinator of Family & Community Engagement

  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate team, league and player community service opportunities to give back to our WNY community. (food drives, fundraisers, general community and player involvement)
  • Create opportunities for family engagement throughout the year through hosting quarterly meetings to share ideas, feedback.
  • Communicate with the Board of Directors to share ideas, needs and facilitate planning and implementation of those ideas.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the Player of the Month program to help celebrate the good work, dedication and effort our stars players put forth.   

22-23 Director of Travel Hockey

  • Facilitate the development, growth & success of our travel hockey program
  • Ensure alignment TB/NTB/Tier II teams follow regulations and rules set forth by USAH, WNYAHL and any other leagues teams participate in. 
  • Teams will turn in their team declarations to the Travel Director by (DATE PROVIDED) who will work with the association President before issuing the final declaration to the league.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors & Director of Coaching, Player & Team Affairs to ensure appropriate hiring, placement, removal and credentials verification of all travel head & assistant coaching staff.
  • Act as a liaison between travel coaches, assistant coaches and STSAHA Board of Directors to ensure cohesive communication.
  • Conduct meetings with the coaching selection committee as well as the coordination of interviews with potential and/or hired travel coaches.
  • Conduct meetings with all hired coaches to review tryout expectations as well as season expectations from the organization.
  • Oversee & coordinate team try-out process and obtain feedback annually. This includes, but is not limited to; submission lineup of tryout process, appointed responsibilities of volunteers submitted one week prior to try outs to the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate with the Coordinator of Ice Scheduling to ensure tryout times are allotted and appropriate.
  • Communicate with STSAHA Board of Directors on progress, needs & concerns.
  • Provide and/or submit a monthly report. If you are not present for a board meeting, you must submit an emailed report to the STSAHA prior to the meeting.

All interested individuals please submit a completed online application.  These selection of individuals and positions is contingent upon meeting and conversation with the President/COO and/or designated BOD Member and subject to board review and approval.

* We know that this involves time and commitment, but without the support and help of our member families STS could not function successfully. To compensate for some of that time discounts and incentives are provided for active BOD members.

Board of Directors Online Application Link

Southtowns Stars 2021-2022 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. 


RISING STARS 6U/8U MITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is excited to begin our brand new Rising Stars Beginner Program for 6U (Mini Mite) and 8U (Mite) early hockey development program in a just a few short weeks.   Click the link to visit our Rising Stars Mite information page.

REGISTRATION: CLOSED

Click here for more information 

STS Sponsored Goalie & Skating Clinicians

Our new goalie & skating clinics are being offered bi-weekly to all Southtowns players from Squirt-Midget. Tom Iafallo will be leading theses Skating Clinics and Bob Janosz will be leading the Goalie Clinics. There is a maximum of 30 registrants/skaters per session.

SKATING CLINICS ONLY: The cost of the skating clinics will be $10 and must be paid following registration via VENMO to @beverly-kirkpatrick-2. A Southtowns Stars Logo will appear above her name on Venmo.  At this time the only form of payment accepted will be VENMO. In order to be on the ice you must register using the form below and submit payment of $10. Click the date below to register your child. There is NO cost for Goalie Clinics.

REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES

Goalie Clinic - 1/19 @ 7pm - Register Here 

All Ages (Squirt and up)  Skating Clinic - 1/26  @ 7pm - Register Here

COVID 19 UPDATES

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 Jessica Kline, Coordinator of Social Media Relations @ 716-239-7801. Include the date/s, coach's name, level and what the photo is showing. 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!

Jim Bowen, Director of Girls Hockey

THE PARENT'S CORNER

Do you have questions about registration, upcoming important dates, documents you will need for the upcoming 2021-2022 hockey season?  The Parent's Corner is your one stop shop providing you with all the information you need to be ready for the new season.

Visit The Parent's Corner

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