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Buffalo Stars Players off to the All Star Games

Several Buffalo Stars U16 and U18 players have been selected to participate in the National Junior Prospects Hockey League All Star Event April 10-12 in Burlington, Ontario. “Our All Star Event is comprised of 6 teams of combined U16 and U18 players selected from among the 24 teams in our league” said Bob Black, NJPHL […]

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Award of Excellence

By Janice Cavaretta Tom Branden was the recipient of the USAH President’s Award of Excellence which was presented to him Sunday January 18, 2015 in Orlando Florida at the USAH winter meeting. USA Hockey President Ron DeGregorio honored Tom with the award recognizing his outstanding leadership, dedication, contributions and service to youth hockey, USAH and […]

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Tim Hortons Backyard Classic returns for 7th year

By Michael Mroziak There are two things always plentiful in Western New York during the winter months: coffee and outdoor hockey. For the seventh year, one of the most popular coffee brands in the region is putting its name on an annual outdoor hockey tournament, all to get folks on the ice while raising funds […]

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Rochester Youth teams with Bill Grays Iceplex to “Grow the Game”

Over the past few years, Rochester Youth Hockey (RYH) and the Bill Grays Iceplex have pooled their resources to grow the game. What started out a grass roots effort to introduce kids to the game has grown into a fully supported highly visible program, that to date has introduced several hundred kids to hockey. The […]

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NYSAHA Hall Of Fame

By: Randy Schultz In 2013 the New York State Amateur Hockey Association officially formed its Hall of Fame. The NYSAHA wanted to recognize the pioneers who helped develop their organization as well as those who have excelled as players as a result of their hockey programs. Over the past year and one-half, the “home” for […]

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Carville Commits to Hobart College

The Rochester Junior Americans and Rochester Youth Hockey are proud to announce that defenseman Bryan Carville has committed to play collegiate hockey for Hobart College for the 2015-2016 season. Carville, a Rochester native and member of the Junior Americans USPHL Premier Division team, has ten points through 34 games this season, tied for team lead […]

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THE MODERN GOALTENDER

By: Bob Janosz Goaltending has and will continue to change and evolve on an almost daily basis.  Goalies and coaches are constantly coming up with new and better techniques to stop the puck more efficiently.  Goalies of different sizes and strengths may play the same situation differently, resulting in a variety of goaltending “styles”.   With […]

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Saints win GNAHL mite major playoffs

League now prepares to host North American Championships tourney By Michael Mroziak The Greater Niagara Amateur Hockey League, a newer local league whose teams are affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), held its Mite Major playoff tournament the second weekend of February at Hockey Outlet in North Tonawanda. In the end, the Buffalo Saints […]

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Around the Associations

Edited by Michael Mroziak Happy New Year, everyone. Suffice it to say, the Holidays are anything but laid back when it comes to hockey. With games, tournaments and other activities aplenty, the local hockey scene was quite a busy one in recent weeks. Which means, we’ve got some catching up to do. So let’s get […]

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Iroquois JV Game Recap: Iroquois 4 St. Francis 1

Coming off their worse loss of the season the junior varsity playoffs pitted the Junior Chiefs against a formidable opponent in Red Raiders of St. Francis. Playing a mostly tight and feisty first period both opponents were feeling each other out looking for a weakness. Fortunately for Iroquois the weak spots were mostly non existent. […]

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