Clarence Modified Hockey


Clarence Modified Hockey 2015


The mission of the Clarence Modified Hockey Club is to provide all Clarence Middle school students a quality hockey experience for that reflects a sense of school pride and a commitment to excellence. Our goal is to instill in all participants the excitement of personal development, working as a team and respect for others as they prepare for competitive high school hockey.

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys and girls

Modified Hockey Tryouts

The Clarence Hockey club will be hosting tryouts for the Clarence Middle school modified hockey teams for the 2015 season. Tryouts will be held at the Depew Ice Pavilion (90 Gould Avenue) on Monday, March 9rd at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Students should attend both tryout dates and full hockey equipment is required. Players also should wear a jersey displaying their last name. Forwards should wear white jersey; Defense should wear a dark jersey. The tryout fee is $20.00 and covers both sessions. 

Team Roster & Organization Meeting

The team roster will be posted during the morning of Wednesday, March 11th outside Mr. Burgio’s office.   Students who make the team roster will need to attend an organizational meeting, along with a parent, on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30 PM in the middle school Lecture Hall. Players will also need to provide a copy of their birth certificate, sign league paperwork and provide the league fee (estimated to be $350 to $400).   Clarence off-ice hockey apparel samples and order forms will also be available.

If you missed the informational meeting and the signup sheet, interested students should register for tryouts for the 2015 modified hockey team by sending a email to  with your name, grade and current hockey team and level (AAA,AA, House). Experienced hockey players who have played at the House or Travel level are encouraged to sign up by February 10th.

Player Qualifications:

To qualify, eligible players must be a 7th or 8th grade student enrolled at Clarence Middle School. Students must have been no older than 14 years old on August 31, 2014. No 6th or 9th graders, regardless of their age. Any 8th grade student that has competed at the JV or Varsity level in 1 or more games is ineligible to compete at the Modified level.

The Clarence Hockey Club participates in the Western New York High School Club Hockey League. Practices will be limited to twice a week and will begin in March. The season will consist of 12 games, played primarily on the weekends through June 30th. An optional tournament is held in July.

Seeking Coaches

Adults interested in coaching a modified hockey team, should contact Joe Heim at   Coaches need to be at least Level 1 completed this season and have USAHockey Bantam or higher module done and will need to do the AAU Positive Coaching Alliance on-line course (free and about 2 hours).  Level 4 or higher coaches do not need the USAHockey module for AAU coaching, but still needs the AAU PCA course.

Seeking Game Day Volunteers

Interested in being a team volunteer?  See the sign-up sheet at the Organization meeting.  Game day volunteers will be needed for the following:

Team manager
Two volunteers for the score box (clock and score sheet – for the 6 home games)
Plus/minus stats
Goalie statistics
Publicity – article for the Bee Newspapers and Morning Announcements


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