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New Stars Logo!

I recently wrote about our plans to transform the Southtowns Stars organization into a sought-after place to play hockey while we shed the old stigma that shadowed us. We’ve made significant strides over the last couple of months to build on this goal. Now I’m thrilled to announce that we reached two of those milestones: our new logo and uniforms!

After piloting the uniforms with two of our teams last season, we actively looked for feedback from families, coaches, tournament directors, referees, alumni, and anyone else willing to share their thoughts. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Our new look will give our teams an opportunity to get behind a fun and exciting time in our organization. As we anticipate enthusiasm and unity among our teams, the new logo and uniforms mark a new beginning for us. 

One thing that was important to our committee were the helmets. After spending extensive time at clinics and camps, we noticed that players from other organizations were easily distinguishable on the ice thanks to their helmets. We wanted the same for our players—to be instantly recognizable. We’re proud of our youth hockey players and want them to be noticed.

Starting now, you'll see information about these changes shared throughout our hockey community. The Board is fully committed to this process, and I couldn't be more excited about the future of our organization.


Bill Szewc, President 


STS New Logo and Uniform

2024-25 Coaches

The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is pleased to appoint the following 2024-2025 head coaches.

Travel Team Contacts 2024-25

Team Coach Phone
6U Rising Stars Ian Calder 716-536-8052
Girls 8U Mike Drezek 716-597-6865
Girls 10U - Gold Calder Flynn 585-721-4847
Girls 10U - Green Kyle Skoney 716-341-8412
Girls 12U Jay Spoto 561-706-8062
Head of Girls Player and Skill Development Maddie Norton
8U Mite Mixed Dan Shea/Neil Sullivan 716-909-6118
8U Mite Major Ryan Nytz 716-523-9325
11U PW Minor Frank Bogulski 716-903-3514
12U NTB PW Major Scott Vanderwerf 716-712-6262
13U Bantam Minor - Gold Alex Nowosiadly 716-913-8931
13U Bantam Minor - Green Scott Chamberlain 716-725-3387
14U TB Bantam Major Jim Mason 716-912-1301
14U NTB Bantam Major Pat Hilmey 716-982-8897
15U Midget Cameron Sinibaldi 716-309-0710
16U NTB Midget - Gold Joe Cione 716-863-6999
16U NTB Midget - Green Joe Castleverete 716-861-0084
18U NTB Midget Mike Capizzi 716-908-2835

The Southtowns Stars are now accepting coaching applications for the 2024-2025 season. Exciting things are happening at our association and we look forward to welcoming  those that want to share in that excitement! Applications are confidential and are only shared with our Coach Selection Committee. If there's any specific questions you'd like answered prior to submission, please reach out to our Director of Hockey Operations, Joe Cione at:

Outside applications will be due by January 13th, 2024

Internal applications will be due by December 29th, 2023

When your application is submitted you will be contacted via email within 24 hours by someone on our committee. 

New coaches apply HERE

Returning coaches apply HERE

STS Sponsored Goalie Clinics

Janosz Goaltending will be running the monthly goalie clinics that are open to all Stars registered players.

Each team will be charged a one-time $150 fee that will be drafted on October 1st 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.


Goalie Clinics for registered STSAHA MOHL & Travel players 
will be at Leisure Rinks from 7-8 pm on:


Registration now only $475!

Register for this beginner hockey program for birth years 2018-2020.  Visit our Rising Stars home page for full program details or to register. You can also download the flyer below. 

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 Jen 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. Help us celebrate you! You can also send your photos and descriptions to

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!


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