Players for Tier 1, Tier 2 National Bound Youth and Tier 3 State Bound Youth as well as girls’ teams at the 14u, 16u, 18u and 19u will take place beginning on June 1, 2020 through June 10, 2020. Every player signed must be placed on a State or National bound team. This signing is only for TB teams.
All other teams may sign players starting on June 11th and continue through June 30, 2020
House league sign-ups may begin on or after June 11th as well.
May 24: Obligation lists due to NYSAHA Presidents. Families with any outstanding financial obligations to the Regals will have their name added to this list. Their player will not be eligible for release until the obligations- both tuition and team fees- are met.
Families will be notified by the Regals prior to this date if there are still outstanding payments that need to be made.
May 30: Releases deemed granted. Any players not on the obligation list will be granted their release. We are still waiting for further information on this item- we are seeking clarification regarding the request of releases and the use and need for hardcopy releases and state-to-state releases.
June 1- June 10: Our "AAA" teams will be allowed to sign players during this 10 day period. (All Tier I- Tier III teams that are State and National Tournament Bound will be signing during this time.)
June 11- June 30: Our "A" teams will be allowed to sign players during this extended time period. (All Tier I- Tier III teams that are not State or National Tournament Bound will be signing during this time.)
July 1: Rosters are considered locked. If spots remain that need to be filled, a future date will be made available when on-ice tryouts are allowed.
Conditions (per NYSAHA):
NO CUTS: If a player is signed during the designated signing period, they are not allowed to be "Cut" at a later time to make room for another player.
REFUND POLICY: If a family who has signed a contract during the signing period for the 20-21 season needs to withdraw due to hardship or COVID-19 concerns, they may do so by AUGUST 15, 2020. They will receive a full refund of any monies paid to date (with the exception of jerseys of equipment). Players released under these terms will NOT BE PERMITTED to play for ANY other National or State bound OR Travel teams for the 20-21 season; they may play house league.
Regals 2005 AAA Spotlight Player of the week Aiden Hill
Buffalo Regals 2005 AAA SCTA Spotlight Player of the week Aiden Hill
Grade in School
Professional hockey player
Favorite NHL Team
Player you resemble
Favorite College Team
Hockey, Baseball, and Golf
Favorite TV Program
Miracle on ice
Your Role Model & Why
My role model would be Ryan Miller of the Anaheim Ducks because he is my favorite player and I loved to watch him when he was on the Sabres. I also loved watching Ryan Miller be determined to win and his leadership toward his teams.
Your Personal Hero & Why
My personal hero would be my father because he will do almost everything for me no matter how crazy. He drives me to hockey, cheers for me when I need it, and he is strict when he needs to be but, He is the best dad ever.
Memorable Hockey Moment
When I was young, around 7 or 8 years old I played my first ever game as a goalie. We won 5-0 and I loved that position ever since.
Pre Game Ritual
Getting to the rink early (normally one of the first there), get dressed into warmups immediately, get a ball and work on hand-eye-coordination. Warm up with everyone else and stick handle with a player stick with Tanner Radogna.
Season Goals for upcoming season
MY goals for this upcoming season is to bond with my new teammates and win states/nationals this year.
My goals in life is to get good grades in school, go to a good college and get a good education. Also play professional hockey.
Regals 2007 Spotlight Player of the week Caidon Evancho
Buffalo Regals 2007 AAA SCTA Spotlight Player of the week Caidon Evancho
Name: Caidon Evancho
Hometown: Boston, NY
Grade in School: 7th Grade
Favorite Subject: Writing
Career Interest: NHL
Favorite NHL Player: Pavel Datsyuk
Favorite College Team: Boston College
Favorite Hobbies: Hockey, Baseball, Hangout with friends and family
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Music: Rap
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite TV Show: NHL Live
Favorite Super Hero: Flash
Role Model and why: My role model is my dad because he was the one who got me to love hockey and baseball. He worked with me all the time and taught me that If I try hard and work hard anything is possible.
Your Personal Hero and why: My personal hero is my brother Gavin because when I was younger I would watch him play hockey and work hard in school. I learned a lot from him by watching and I knew at a young age I wanted to be just like him.
Other sports you play: Travel Baseball
What are your goals for this season: To do well, get mentally stronger, physically stronger and faster and to have fun. To work with my teammates to be the best team we can be on and off the ice.
Buffalo Regals Student/Athlete of the Month Brayden Scibor
Brayden Scibor has been an asset to his hockey team since entering the SCTA League as a Minor Atom. The opportunity to play in this highly competitive Canadian league has driven him to be a better player. He spends several hours a week working to improve his skills all while maintaining high honors in school.
Brayden has proved to make a difference both on and off the ice. Brayden has demonstrated leadership on the ice and in the locker room encouraging his teammates with a positive attitude to work together as a team. Brayden was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Lancaster Middle School based on his outstanding academic achievements and his commitment to serve his community. As an active volunteer with the Lancaster Youth Bureau, Brayden has had the opportunity to help those that are less fortunate. He has participated in food and clothing drives and donated countless items to help those in need. Brayden also aids the PTO with many activities throughout the district to enrich other student’s school experiences. Brayden earned Student of the Month at Lancaster Middle School and was recognized as a Star Student in Science Class several months in a row. Brayden also serves as Student Council Representative relaying important information to his classmates and teachers about all school events.
At times the SCTA schedule can be very challenging to balance school and hockey but Brayden is determined to keep excelling in both areas.
Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE.
Do more than care: HELP.
Do more than believe: PRACTICE.
Do more than be fair: BE KIND.
Do more than forgive: FORGET.
Do more than dream: WORK
William Arthur Ward
My Hockey Mom Prayer
May I find the best route to the hockey arena in rush hour traffic. May there not be any road closures, beginner drivers or other stressed out hockey parents in my path.
May The Boy have remembered all his equipment. May I hold my incredulous yell of frustration back when we're running late and he tells me that he MIGHT have left his hockey gloves on the floor back home.
May I find the grace not to scream at an opposing player who has just elbowed my son in the head.
May I find a spot in the arena that is actually under a working heater.
May I not get sick of Tim Horton's coffee, bagels, sandwiches and Timbits in the next eight months.
May I try, for once, to just enjoy the game and not get stressed out and embarrass my son by screaming in the third period "Jesus, Mary and Joseph! SKATE!!!!!!!"
May I have the right words to comfort and encourage him when he has a bad game and the exuberance to celebrate with him when he has a good one.
May I remember that he loves this freezing, time-consuming, money-sucking sport and that he is a thing of beauty when he skates.
And, most of all, may I remember that his childhood is passing all too quickly and that, one day, I will actually miss the all the time we spent in the van hustling back and forth between arenas. One day I will wish for that time back so let me hold it in my memory as long as I can because it is flying away from me, faster than my son on hockey skates.