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Announcing 2019 - 2020 Clarence Mustangs Coaches

Team Birth Year Coach
Squirt Minor 2010 Scott Marchant
Squirt Major 2009 Joe Byrne
Pee Wee Major TB 2007 Tony Maly
Bantam Minor 2006 Scott Zeplowitz
Bantam Major TB 2005 Ken Best
Midget 15U 2004 Andy Flynn
Midget 16U TB 2003 Bill Wertheim
Midget 18U TB 2001-2002 Chuck Carle

A Note to all Hockey families in WNY

I would like to clarify the new rule pertaining to the competitive designations of “AAA”, “AA”, “A”, as it pertains to USA Hockey and now WNYAHL.

USA Hockey does not recognize these designations until 12U, when teams begin to compete for State or Regional Championships. The WNYAHL has recently adopted the same rules for the league. The 11U and younger age groups will no longer be divided by these designations but will be allowed to compete at the level they are capable of, based upon the strength of their team. Stronger teams will compete against similar strength teams as will average or weaker teams.

The goal of this new format is to help stop movement of players and teams, at the younger ages, in order to play on a more competitive team or at a higher level of play. This should help players stay at rinks closer to their homes when they have a strong coach, good facility and highly competitive team. They can stay together, at the same organization, developing as players and as a team, while being allowed to play at the highest level of play, both in the WNYAHL and the tournaments they choose to attend. Coaches who have been able to develop a strong group of skaters, in their development program, at 4-8 years old, no longer need to move their team to another organization to compete at the highest level they are capable of. Once they get ranked in MY Hockey Rankings the same will apply to the tournaments they attempt to enter because USA Hockey does not recognize competitive designations until the 12U age group.

The emphasis will now be on organizations having strong development programs, attracting strong coaches and running cost efficient programs. Parents no longer need to chase the A’s but make sure their child develops the proper skills, no matter where they play, so they excel at whatever level they play, build confidence, make friends and learn the importance of team play while developing their skills.

 

John Thur

President

Clarence Mustangs

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Clarence Mustangs Youth Hockey Organization looks to provide opportunity to Clarence youth and youth in the surrounding communities to participate and become skilled in the sport of ice hockey.



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Coaching Evaluations

Click this link to download the 2018-2019 Coach Evaluation Form.

 

2018 - 2019 Coaches

Team Year Coach
Mite Major 2010 Scott Marchant
Squirt Minor 2009 Joe Byrne
Pee Wee Minor 2007 Tony Maly
Pee Wee Major - TB 2006 Scott Zeplowitz
Bantam Minor 2005 Ken Best / Trevor Lock
Bantam Major - TB 2004 Dave Yemma
Midget 15U 2003 Bill Wertheim
Midget 16U - TB 2002 Patrick Petrella
Midget 18U 2001 Chris Bradley