To provide quality hockey instruction to player members while instilling values of good sportsmanship and team play.

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New this year our Referee Association, Buffalo Hockey Refs (BHR) will be using the Arbiter System. Coaches/Managers, you will be able to schedule your refs and  see who the refs assigned to your games will be using this website. Steps to use Arbiter:

1. Website is
2. sign  in using email address  - , password is chiefs
3. Cazenovia Chiefs page will appear, along with any messages from BHR group
4. If you click on "Lists" contact information for BHR  will be there.
5 If you click on "Schedule" all of our teams will be listed. A blue 0 is under the games (# of
   games currently scheduled), you can click on this number and see what refs are assigned 
    to your games.
6. BHR will accept your home hockey schedule in any form you send it as (word, excel, ect)

Please contact for all referee assignments.

For Travel Teams:
Russ Medina

Cell - 432-1287

For House Teams:
Chad Coccionitti

Cell - 795-2423

Buffalo Hockey Referres's email


Buffalo Hockey Referee's Inc.


Tom Juliano, President                                                 716-864-3979        

Mike Glinski, Vice President/Assigner                      716-861-1984         

Chuck Sieber,Director of Assigning/Assigner         716-563-3099        

 Russ Medina, Disciplinary Director/Assigner         716-432-1287         

Chad Coccionitti, Treasurer/Webmaster/Assigner  716-795-2423        

Joe Valvo Jr. Director of Evaluations                        716-864-6412        

Jerry Sprada, Assigner                                                716-583-4053       

Mark Brennan, Assigner                                               716-870-4318        

John Jaracz, Assigner                                                  716-830-148?        


All coaches and assistant coaches MUST be certified to coach at their level. The following is a list of levels and coaching requirements:


Player Level Certification Required Prerequisite
Mite Level 1 All 8 and under programs
Squirt Level 2 Level 1
Pee Wee Level 3 Level 1,2
Bantam Level 3 Level 1,2
Midget (Including 16 u) NTB Level 3 Level 1,2
MIdget (Including 16u TB Level 4 Level 1,2,3
Girls 10u Level 1,2 All 8 u programs
Girls 12u Level 3 Level 1

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chris Usiak ACE coordinator
All coaches must ALSO be registrated with USA HOCKEY as well as being certified at their current coaching level. Please see below and register for a clinic if you need to update your certification!

All coaches must be certified to coach at the level they are coaching at and must have UP TO DATE USA Hockey cards! Please note the following USA Hockey Clinics.

Coaches, Please be sure you have the proper coaching card for the level you are coaching! Coaching Clinic information is available online at USA HOCKEY. Please click on this link for the latest available dates for clinics in our area.