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2020-2021 Season Update

Dear Southtowns Stars Families,

I wanted to reach out to take a few minutes to offer a few words in regards to the upcoming 20-21 season. 

  • If it is determined that no season will occur you WILL receive a full refund of your STSAHA league fees. This does NOT include individual team fees which may have been collected by individual coaches/managers for apparel, ice, etc. There will be some refund for these fees, but that would be determined and communicated by your team manager and/or head coach.
  • We would like all families to register for your travel or MOHL team as this will allow for quick roster development when or if we receive the go ahead to proceed with a season. 

As a board we are committed to continuing to offer a high quality youth hockey program here in WNY and our families are the foundation of this mindset. I can share that we are working to possibly offer an alternative to our traditional season if we are unable to proceed as normal to keep kids skating and on the ice. We are navigating through uncharted waters and we will work together to ensure our program continues to be a premier youth hockey association in the Southtowns and WNY. Please continue to be patient and check back often for future updates.  Wishing you all continued health and well being.


Rich Vittoria, Acting Association President/Chief Operations Officer

updated 8/8/20

Online Registration AVAILABLE!

Stars Online Registration is currently AVAILABLE for Coaches and Managers, MOHL Players, and Travel Players

Click on the Registration tab to get started!

A few important items:

  • Payments will be spread out over 5 months for both Travel/MOHL to make it more affordable this season.
  • Be sure to have your new 20-21 USA Hockey Membership number prior to registration. You will need it when you register.

Thanks for your continued patience & understanding.

Welcome to the 2020-21 Hockey Season!

July 1, 2020 - Preliminary Team Rosters Frozen  (Teams rosters do not have to be complete as tryouts will eventually occur)
Important Information:
  • 2020-2021 STSAHA Fee will be $700
  • Coaches DO NOT need to fill their rosters through contract signings.
  • On ice tryouts WILL occur once NYS is given the authority to conduct them.
  • Any family who experiences a financial hardship and signs a contract has until August 15, 2020 to receive a full refund. (They may not play for another league)
  • Any player who signs a contract may NOT be cut for any reason.
  • Players being signed can come from any organization.
  • Fittings will NOT occur at this time.

MOHL Coaches for 2020-21 Season

Team Coach
8u Tom Schleif
8u Girls Jim Bowen
10U Jim Chase
12U Jay Spoto
12U Greg Klubek
14U Dave Proknal
14U Ed Sandel
14U Daniel Petroski
16U Dave Scheffler
16U Greg Klubek
18U Carl Wawrzyniak
18U Jim Bowen

Stars Board Vacant Positions for the 2020-2021 Season

The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is seeking volunteers to join our organization for the 2020-2021 hockey season. We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Director of Fundraising & Community Outreach
  • Coordinator of Social Media Relations
  • Coordinator of MOHL & Girls Fundraising & Community Outreach
  • Coordinator of Travel Fundraising & Community Outreach
  • Associate Director of Travel Coaches

Interested candidates should complete the online application found at the link below and may be contacted for an interview prior to appointment. For more information on each job click the job descriptions document below.

Online Application Form:

2020-2021 Travel Coaches Contact Info

Travel Team Coach Phone
Girls 10U NTB Chris Costanzo 716-380-9700
Girls 12U NTB Jay Ciamaga 716-523-9119
Girls 12U TB Jim Bowen 716-777-1396
Girls 14U/16U Dennis Osinski 716-481-8427
Girls 19U TB Greg Catlin 716-998-7444
Mite Minor Eric Elliot 716-830-1970
Squirt Minor Alex Nowosiadly 716-913-8931
Squirt Mixed Donny Benker 716-510-8587
Squirt Major TBD
Pee Wee Minor Tom Murray / Justin Paterson 617-538-7758 & 716-598-7094
Pee Wee Mixed * If there are enough players a team will be formed from the tryout
Pee Wee Major TB Dan Reardon 716-912-6331
Bantam Minor White Mark Giancaterino 716-628-9777
Bantam Minor Green Matt Holmes 716-531-6836
Bantam Mixed Keith Barry 716-912-7681
Bantam Major TB Dave Huttenlocker 716-846-4783
Midget 15U Chris Stec 716-698-3748
16U NTB Rick Owen 716-244-3429
16U TB Damiani / Augustyniak 716-725-3998, 716-573-6513
18U NTB John Franke 716-573-1333
18U TB John Clark 716-308-4823

On Ice Health Assessment

You are required to complete this health assessment each time you arrive for practice, games or scrimmages.

Send Us Your Photos!

If you have current photos from STS events, tournaments, games and other celebrations, please text them to Rich Vittoria, Interim Director of Social Media Relations @ 716-706-5560. 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!


Do you have questions about registration, upcoming important dates, documents you will need for the upcoming 2020-2021 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.

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