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updated 5/30/20

Welcome to the 2020-21 Hockey Season!

Over the past week we have begun to receive information and guidance as to the process of proceeding with preparations for the 2020-2021 youth hockey season in WNY. Below are the specific actions that will be taken by STSAHA coaches over the next few weeks beginning June 1, 2020.  Please understand that things continue to be fluid and may change with little notice.  At this time Southtowns Stars Board of Directors will be taking the following actions to begin the new season.
 
May 30, 2020 - All 19-20 Southtowns Stars players who fulfilled their financial requirement have been granted an automatic release. 
 
Monday June 1, 2020 @ Leisure Rinks Parking Lot
Teams: State & National Tournament Bound
5:00 - 6:00pm Girls 17U
6:30 - 7:30pm Boys 18U TB, 16U TB, 14U TB
 

All players who have been invited to sign contracts for any of the above teams should come to their contract signing prepared to do the following:

  • Please wear a mask when stepping up to the contract signing table.
  • Please follow "X" marks heading toward the tables to ensure social distancing guidelines are being followed.
  • Approach the table for your team age group one player at a time.
  • Be prepared with a check made payable to Southtowns Stars AHA for $50
  • Upon signing your contract you will receive a checklist of items you will need to complete to begin the on ice season. 
Thursday June 11, 2020 - 5:00-8:00pm @ Leisure Rinks Parking Lot
Teams: All other state & travel hockey teams

 

All players who have been invited to sign contracts for any of the above teams should come to their contract signing prepared to do the following:

  • Please wear a mask when stepping up to the contract signing table.
  • Please follow "X" marks heading toward the tables to ensure social distancing guidelines are being followed.
  • Approach the table for your team age group one player at a time.
  • Be prepared with a check made payable to Southtowns Stars AHA for $50
  • Upon signing your contract you will receive a checklist of items you will need to complete to begin the on ice 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.

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: https://forms.gle/YcEw6R7KoSaze71H7

2020-2021 Travel Coaches Contact Info

Travel Team Coach Phone
Girls 10U NTB Chris Costanzo 716-380-9700
Girls 12U NTB Jim Bowen 716-777-1396
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

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!

THE PARENT'S CORNER

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.

Visit The Parent's Corner

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