Novice & Mite Development Program


The Buffalo Junior Sabres Organization is excited to announce the formation of our inaugural Novice & Mite Development program.  Our goal is to further grow a passion for the game of hockey at the youngest ages. Additionally, our focus will be to help players learn foundational skills using development concepts derived from the USA Hockey ADM.  All sessions will be led by coaches within the Buffalo Jr Sabres organization.  Please see below for more details and regarding the program.

Novice Program – 6U

6U Session 1: $199 – 10 Ice Sessions

Dates and Times:

September 22 – 4:45pm

September 29 – 4:45pm  

October 6 – 2:00pm

October 13 – 4:15pm    

October 20 – 4:00pm

October 27 – 2:00pm

November 3 – 11:45am                           

November 10 – 11:45am

November 17 – 5:00pm

November 24 – 2:30pm


6U Session 2: $160 – 8 Ice Sessions

Dates and Times:

December 29 – 10:00am                       

January 5 – 3:15pm                               

January 12 – 3:45pm                              

January 26 – 4:30pm

February 9 – 4:00pm

February 16 – 1:15pm

February 23 – 1:30pm                             

March 1 – 2:00pm

Mite Program – 8U

8U Session 1: $199 – 10 Ice Sessions

Dates and Times:

September 22 – 5:45pm

September 29 – 5:45pm

October 6 – 3:00pm

October 13 – 5:15pm

October 20 – 5:00pm

October 27 – 3:00pm

November 3 – 12:45pm

November 10 – 12:45pm

November 17 – 6:00pm

November 24 – 3:30pm


8U Session 2: $160 – 8 Ice Sessions

Dates and Times:

December 29 – 11:00am

January 5 – 4:15pm

January 12 – 4:45pm

January 26 – 4:30pm

February 9 – 5:00pm

February 16 – 2:15pm

February 23 – 2:30pm

March 1 – 3:00pm


Program Information

  • All ice sessions are 50 minutes in duration, and will be held at HARBORCENTER.
  • Register for either Session 1, Session 2 or both using registration form on this page.
  • Please register for the session(s) that coorelate to your players birth year.
  • All participants are required to have full equipment per USA Hockey guidelines
  • Must be registered with USA Hockey
  • Open to all boys and girls
  • Open to all skill levels, but must have some skating experience
  • If as a parent, you are interested in volunteering as an on-ice coach, please complete information on player registration form.



Can my player be registered for on another organization team or program and still participate in this program?
Yes, they can participate in both programs.

Do I need to be an AAA player to participate?

No.  The Buffalo Jr Sabres Novice and Mite Development program is open to players of all skill levels and abilities.  Participants must have some skating experience.

Is the program open to boys and girls?

Yes.  Both boys and girls can participate in our camps.

Who will be instructing the on ice portion of the program?

Members of the Buffalo Jr Sabres coaching staff will lead all on ice sessions.  Our coaches will strive to make all players better by teaching proper technique in a fun, safe environment.

Will there be goaltender specific instruction? 

No.  There will not be specific goalie instruction in this program.  This is a player development program.  If you are a goalie, please contact us for other information.

Will equipment be provided?

No.  You must have a full set of equipment per USA Hockey guidelines.  We will provide a Buffalo Jr Sabres Jersey.

Do we have to pay for parking at HARBORCENTER?

No.  There will be no charge for parking in the HARBORCENTER Ramp.

Click here to Sign Up!

Have a question?

Please contact Mike Ansell at