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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that Grant Ledyard, Director of Youth Hockey Development and Head Coach of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, will conduct 11 separate hockey clinics for Mite and Squirt aged children beginning January 31 at HSBC Arena. The goal of these clinics is to inform and instruct each participant on how they can improve every aspects of their own individual game.

Seven of the clinics will be 60-minute on-ice sessions focusing on skating, passing, puck handling and balance training. The cost for each clinic will be $35 per participant. They will take place on:

Sunday, January 31
  • 2 -3 p.m., 3:15-4:15 p.m (Mite house);
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Mite travel)
Sunday, February 7
  • 2-3 p.m. (Squirt house);
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. (Squirt travel)
Wednesday, February 10
  • 5-6 p.m. (Mite house);
  • 6:15-7:15 p.m. (Mite travel) 
There are also four clinics scheduled for February 14 and 16, with each one running for three hours. There will be two sessions on Sunday, February 14: morning (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) for Mite house, and an afternoon session (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) for Mite travel. The last two will take place on Tuesday, February 16: morning (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) for Squirt house, and an afternoon session (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) for Squirt travel. Each clinic will consist of 120 minutes of on-ice training and 30 minutes of off-ice instruction. The cost for each clinic will be $85 per participant.

All clinics are limited to 30 participants. In addition, each session will be able to accommodate three goaltenders who can participate free of charge.

To register, click here! Fill out the registration form; including the name and age for each participant. All clinic participants will receive a hockey clinic jersey. For any questions/comments please call Scott Loffler at 716-855-4184.

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 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. Students, parents or coaches can submit written content about their hockey team. will review the article and post it on the Web site within three business days. Game recaps, feature stories and standings for amateur hockey leagues will all be accepted. Images can also be attached.

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.
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