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Buffalo Stars to operate Full Season U16 Team


   The Buffalo Stars Juniors will operate a Full Season U16 team for the 2012-2013 season that will participate in the National Junior Prospects Hockey League. The team will be open to Tier 1 caliber players in the 1996 and 1997 birth year.

            The National Junior Prospects Hockey League is a showcase hockey league which was created and designed by coaches in order to develop and promote hockey players who are committed to enhancing their skills in preparation for the next level of hockey. The NJPHL will showcase these players on their member teams at five showcase events across the United States in front of all levels of Prep School, Junior A, and NCAA Collegiate hockey programs.

            The NJPHL consists of Tier 1 teams in 3 divisions: U18, U16, and U14 with an area that extends from Tampa, Fl to Wenatchee, WA to Boston, MA and everywhere in between.

            The Buffalo Stars in our inaugural year will participate in the U16 Division. This past season the U16 division consisted of the following teams:

Ft Wayne Komets; Lake Erie Warriors; Naperville Sabres; Phoenix Firebirds; Pittsburgh Junior Penguins; Pittsburgh Predators; Pittsburgh Viper Stars;  PK Warriors; Richmond Generals; Tampa Bay Lightning and Wenatchee Junior Wild.

            In addition to the league schedule, the Stars U16 will participate in 3-4 additional Midget Showcase events on the East Coast and an additional 20-24 home and home games with league and non league teams. The Stars anticipate a schedule of 54-60 games.

            “The Buffalo Stars U16 team will be a feeder for our Buffalo Stars Junior Program. This will be an additional full season opportunity for our 15-16 year old player who wishes to pursue hockey outside of the established split-season culture that dominates the WNY area” said Buffalo Stars President Pete Preteroti.  “The team will operate in conjunction with our Junior teams and will operate just like the Junior teams do”.


The team will begin an intense 3 week Training Camp in August at Holiday Twin Rinks. Camp will conclude with a weekend of training at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. The U16 team will mirror the Buffalo Stars Junior Training Camp and will be involved in some joint training sessions with them.

The Buffalo Stars will conduct tryouts for this team at Holiday Twin Rinks on:

Monday, April 2nd: 9:15-10:45pm

Tuesday, April 3rd: 9:15-10:15pm

The Buffalo Stars will also conduct preliminary Junior Tryouts during these times.

Additional details will be announced over the next 10 days.

For more information about the Buffalo Stars contact Pete Preteroti at 716-685-1122 or SportsNiag@aol.com or call Mike Flatley at 716-480-9209 or goalie1039@roadrunner.com 


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