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    End of 2020-2021 season letter

    Dear Steelers Families:
    As the season comes to a close with final practice times finishing up this week and games ending by March 31st, we reflect on a very difficult time in our hockey history.
    During the mid-1980’s our organization was born and immediately faced adversity before finally securing a home at Fredonia State University. Now during the Steelers first pandemic experience we once again had to find a home, although temporary, we fought our way through adversity to keep our identity strong in Jamestown.
    On behalf of our Board of Directors and Alumni, we want to thank all the families who stayed loyal and battled through these challenging times. We promise to continue to work hard on keeping the Steelers strong and getting back home to Fredonia. We encourage everyone to spread the word welcoming families back from their absence. Everyone understands the hard decisions that came during the pandemic and we wish for everyone’s safe return to the NCCYHA. We have seen some great success with the current Steelers teams and we will gain even more strength as our numbers get back to normal. We will be making announcements about coaching assignments, divisions, modified hockey, and tryouts in the near future so please stay tuned. Our website and Facebook page will host all new information as it becomes available.
    Lastly, with the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser canceled, it is no surprise we are forced to cancel year end parties and banquets. We can all “virtually” raise a glass and toast to next year seeing everyone back happy and healthy as we watch our children (hopefully from the bleachers) take the ice.
    Truly Yours in Hockey,
    Shaun V. Fadale
    NCCYHA  President

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    High School Modified 2021 Season Update

    04/02/2021, 3:45pm EDT
    By NCCYHA Board of Directors

    Dear Modified Eligible Players/Families,

    The 2021 WNYHSCHL Modified hockey season is upon us. We are slow at receiving details but we have enough information to proceed with practices and preparations for games. We are being told games should start toward the beginning of May but no specific dates have been set by WNYHSCHL (Western New York High School Club Hockey League). All practices will be at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown and all games will be at the Haborcenter in Buffalo.

    A few details:

    • This program is not USA Hockey, it is insured and governed by AAU
    • Players currently in 7th or 8th grade can participate unless they have already been rostered for a high school Varsity or Junior Varsity team
    • We will have 15 practice times. Two per week until May 1st (around when games start) and then we will drop to one practice per week
    • 8 total games ending in June
    • The practices are now listed on the NCCYHA website, times and dates
    • Modified is full check hockey. Body checks will be legal at this age and skill level
    • Registration fees will cover all practice and games times, refs, and scorekeepers
    • Equal ice time is not guaranteed to any one player or line combination
    • NCCYHA handbook rules, social media rules, and player/parent conduct rules will apply for the entire Modified season

    Our coaching staff will work to teach players how to give and receive a body checks legally. We will work on teaching these skills so each player will know how to play physical hockey in a clean and respectful manor. Also these skills will teach how to protect themselves from the same physical play. Our coaching staff will consist of 3 coaches, Shaun Fadale, Nick Keefe, and Brian Madurski for the 2021 season. Most families are familiar with one or all the coaches and we are all very excited to see all their smiling faces this spring.

    Many have already registered but if not, please register on so we can have an advanced knowledge of players would will be participating this season. We will cut off the registration on April 7th at 5pm. The first practice is Tuesday April 13th at 6:00pm – 7:00pm (again, all practices are currently on our website). Registration is $380.00 plus the AAU registration fee.

    The coaching staff is having a formal meeting on Monday April 5th to discuss details for the season. We will find out later in April about games dates/times and update everyone as soon as that information comes out from WNYHSCHL. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. We will do our best to answer them.

    Truly Yours in Hockey,

    Shaun V. Fadale

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