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SABRES YOUTH HOCKEY MISSION STATEMENT
U12 Buffalo Bisons

The Buffalo Sabres are dedicated to the growth and development of youth hockey leagues in Western New York. To further encourage participation in the sport, and give athletes in the area a forum for discussion, the organization has released its Amateur Hockey Initiative through sabres.com.

Fans can find hockey tips from the Buffalo Sabres players and coaches, links to upcoming tournaments and clinics as well as schedules for local amateur hockey games.

In addition, the organization is allowing fans to become active participants.

The Buffalo Sabres currently sponsor multiple amateur hockey initiatives including the Junior Sabres and the Sabres Sled Hockey Team, as well as hosting events like Super Sunday and the Bowman Cup.


COACH'S CORNER
flexxCOACH is dedicated to improving the youth sports experience by effectively enhancing the environment in which young people participate in sports - by coaching the coaches who interact with them. flexxCOACH offers access to tips and drills from all levels of hockey. Click the following links to take a look at some featured exercises:

BACKCHECKING

CHECKING

GOALTENDER DRILLS

OFFENSIVE ZONE

PASSING/SUPPORT

POSITIONING

SKATING/STICKHANDLING

SPECIAL TEAMS

STATIONS

WARM-UP DRILLS

USA Hockey, Inc., founded in 1936-37, is the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. Click on the links below to take a look at USA Hockey's coaching manuals:

AGE SPECIFIC PRACTICE PLAN MANUALS

CEP LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL

CEP LEVEL 2 MANUAL

CEP LEVEL 3 MANUAL

BODY CONTACT MANUALS

SKILL PROGRESSION


WESTERN NEW YORK RINKS
FACILITY ADDRESS TELEPHONE
Allen Park Ice Rink Elizabeth Ave &W. Virginia Blvd.
Jamestown, NY 14701
716.483.7547
Northtown Center 1615 Amherst Manor Drive
Williamsville NY 14221
716.631.7555
Blue Cross Arena One War Memorial Square
Rochester, NY 14614
585.758.5330
Brighton Arena 251 Brompton Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150
716.693.3505
Riverside Arena 2607 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
716.877.5972
Buffalo State College Ice Arena 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
716.878.6516
Caz Rink 25 Cazenovia St.
Buffalo, NY, 14220
716.825.9305
Cheektowaga Recreation Center 2600 Harlem Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
716.897.7218
Dann Memorial Rink (Nichols School) 1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216
716.332.6339
Depew Ice Pavilion 78 Gould Avenue
Depew, NY 14043
716.685.4910
ESL Sports Centre 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road
Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY 14623
585.424.4625
Falleti Ice Arena 22 Evans St.
Batavia, NY 14020
585.344.3991
Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink 131 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
585.235.3290
Geneva Recreation Complex 666 South Exchange Street
Geneva, NY 14456
315.789.2277
Gil Lay Memorial Sports Arena 11093 NY Route 5
Irving, NY 14081
716.549.0888
Greater Canandaigua Civic Center Ingle Arena
250 North Bloomfield Road   
Canandaigua, NY 14424 
585.396.7230
Hamburg Township Ice Arena 2982 Lakeview Road
Lakeview Road Recreational Area
Hamburg, NY 14075
716.649.8771
Hockey Outlet Ice Complex 3385 Niagara Falls Boulevard
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
716.695.1055
Holiday Twin Rinks 3465 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14227
716.685.3660
Hyde Park Ice Pavilion Robbins Drive
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
716.278.8366
Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena 319 West 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
716.484.2624
Lakeshore Hockey Arena 123 Ling Road
Rochester, NY 14612
585.865.2801
Leisure Rinks 75 Weiss Road
West Seneca, NY 14221
716.675.8992
Lincoln Arena 1200 Parker Blvd. at Decatur Rd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
716.833.7757
Lockport Ice 34 Chestnut Street
Lockport, NY 14094
716.628.2990
Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink 353 Court Street
Rochester, NY 14607
585.428.7541
Niagara University Ice Complex (Dwyer Arena) University Dr.
Lewiston, NY 14106
716.286.8782
North Buffalo Ice Rink (Lafayette Rink) 156 Tacoma Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
716.873.8481
Olean Recreation Center 101 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
716.373.7465
Ritter Memorial Arena Rochester Institute of Technology
51 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
585.475.2505
Rotary Rink 40 Fountain Plz # 1 (Main at Chippewa St.)
Buffalo, NY 14202
716.854.7465
Scottsville Ice Arena 1800 Chili-Scottsville Road
Scottsville, NY 14546
585.889.1810
Skating Institute of Rochester (Shumway Arena) 1 Boys Club Pl
Rochester, NY 14608
585.325.2216
Steele Hall Ice Arena 1 Ring Road
Fredonia, NY 14063
716.673.3233
Thomas Creek Ice Arena 80 Lyndon Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585.223.2160
Time Warner Cable Classic Rink 123 Riley Avenue
East Aurora, NY 14052
716.628.0036
Tuttle North Ice Arena SUNY Brockport
1 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
585.395.2244
Webster Ice Arena 865 Publishers Parkway
Webster, NY 14580
585.787.3530
West Seneca Ice Rink 1250 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
716.675.1836
Wilson Ice Arena SUNY Geneseo
College Drive
Geneseo, NY 14654
585.245.5211

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