Buffalo, NY – May 28-31, 2015

 Registration is closed for this event

May 28-31, 2015

Space for Goalies Only - Sold out to Skaters

Camp Fee: $695 (Special Rate)



Camp Description

We strive to hold our camps in what we call "Destination Locations". So the natural question is "Why Buffalo?". Well, Buffalo is where I grew up.  It will always be my hometown, and I wanted to bring a camp to Buffalo.  So I took a chance in 2004, and 31 players came out to make our first Buffalo camp a great success. (Interestingly, all 31 came from outside of the Buffalo Metro area.)  As they say, the rest is history, as we've held a camp in Buffalo every year since.

Don't let the discounted price fool you.  You will receive the same high quality program and instruction as any other location. That’s one of the great things about Buffalo, things are just cheaper there. So take advantage of my sense of hometown pride (or poor business sense), and experience a Weekend Warriors camp at a bargain price…and I promise it won’t snow (much)!

The Rink

Northtown Center at Amherst.  (FKA Amherst Pepsi Center) Practice facility of the Buffalo Sabres.

Website: http://www.amherst.ny.us/govt/recreation/ice_detail.asp?dept_id=dept_17&div_id=div_24&menu_id=menu_00


 Camp Schedule


Note: An updated schedule will be sent by e-mail to all registered players before camp.  The e-mailed schedule always supersedes the online version.


4:00: Orientation (at Rink).  Meet the coaches, other players and receive an orientation of the weekend’s events; Get Dressed.

6:00 – 7:50 PM: Ice Session #1 – Rink 2

After Ice Session: “Break the Ice Party”  – meet and greet the coaches, staff and your fellow players.  Appetizers provided.  Cash bar.


9:00 – 10:50 AM: Ice Session #2 – Rink 2

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM: Video Review Session – White Team (Skaters only)

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch from 12-1 plus time you are not in video (i.e. before or after lunch)

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Video Review Session – Blue Team & Goalies (Goalies separately w/Coach Jim)

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Chalk Talk 1 (Goalies:  Goalie talk w/Coach Jim)

3:30 – 5:20 PM: Ice Session #3 – Rink 2

5:45 – 6:30 PM: Bonus “Sniper Talk” with Coach Jim

Evening: On your own.  Unofficial gathering(s) to be announced for players wishing to socialize with their fellow campers.


9:30 – 11:20 AM: Ice Session #4 – Rink 2

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch on your own

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Skaters: Chalk Talk 2; Goalies: Review Skills Video

1:45 – 3:00 PM: Video Review of Scrimmage

3:30 - 5:20 PM: Ice Session #5 – Rink 2

7:30 PM - Camp Banquet at Banchetti’s by Rizzo (550 N. French Rd.; Amherst, NY; Phone: 716-691-4045)  The cost of the meal is included in your camp fee.  We hope you will all join us for some fun and camaraderie.  Cash Bar. 

Note: To players attending with spouse, friend or family, they are welcome to attend for a nominal additional charge.  Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring a guest.


9:00 - 10:50 AM: Ice Session #6 – Rink 2


Note: Schedule is subject to modification.

Directions and Getting Around

Click here for directions or here for a map of the area, both in .pdf format (opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Player Activities Off the Rink

Weekend Warriors is about more than just learning and playing hockey.  It is an entire weekend experience of fun, learning and camaraderie.  In order to achieve this goal, we will:

  •  Host a "Break the Ice" Party at Elmo's on Thursday evening, which will follow the first skate.  This will give you an opportunity to get to know your coaches and  fellow players.  Coming with a spouse or friend who is not playing?  They are welcome to join us.

  • Host a Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening for all players, coaches and staff.  And if you have come with a non-playing spouse, friend or family member, please bring them along.  They are welcome to join the fun for a nominal additional fee.

Activities for Attending Spouses/Families of Players

Some players may wish to bring their spouse or family along.  We will help you plan such activities for your spouse or family while you are on the ice.  Examples of such activities include golf, a visit to the famous Anchor Bar (originator of "Buffalo Wings"), a trip to Niagara Falls and/or Casino Niagara, as well as many other tours and activities that the Buffalo area offers.  Take advantage of our local experience.  We won't steer you wrong.

Special Note Regarding Travel into Canada:

Buffalo is right across the border from Canada, and some players plan excursions to Canada during the weekend.  There are many attractions just across the border, including Niagara Falls and a world class casino.  For those planning to cross into Canada, please bring the appropriate documentation (Requirements have been changing, and they now ask for a Passport, Passport card or an enhanced drivers license, although children under 16 can still use a birth certificate.  However, it is always a good idea to check with immigration if you have any questions.)

May 28th, 2015 4:00 PM to May 31st, 2015 12:00 PM
1615 Amherst Manor Drive
Amherst, NY 14221
United States
Phone: 814-673-2000
Buffalo Camp Fee
Choose Registration Option
Pay in Full $825.00
Pay in Full ( Alumni w/ $50 Uniform Credit ) $775.00
Deposit for Pay in Full $200.00
Deposit for Pay in Full ( Alumni w/ $50 Uniform Credit ) $200.00