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The WNY Wolves and Tonawanda Whalers Hockey Organizations look to provide an opportunity to every Youth in the surrounding communities to participate and become skilled in the sport of ice hockey.

Thank You 2023 2024 Sponsors


Important Tryout Information

We do not charge a Tryout fee.

Please arrive at least an hour before your tryout time. This allows for paperwork to be completed, pinny  distribution, and the player to dress. If selected to be on a team, a $400 down payment is needed, either by check or cash,  at signing.

2024 - 2025  AA TEAM TRYOUTS
All tryouts will be held at:   
Cornerstone Ice Arena, Lockport
Bantam Minor(13U) :  Tuesday, April 9th @ 5:30pm & Wednesday, April 10th @ 5:30pm  Contact Head Coach Paul Kubiak with any questions.  Email: or Ph:  716.220.4099
Midget 15U:  Tuesday, April 9th @ 6:40pm & Wednesday, April 10th @ 6:40pm .  Contact Head Coach Chuck Hallifax with any questions.  Email: or Ph: 716.923.5712
Midget 18U Tournament Bound: Tuesday, April 9th @ 7:50pm
Contact Head Coach Joe DesRosiers with any questions.
Email: or Ph: 716.361.9194

WNY Wolves and Tonawanda Whalers

The WNY Wolves and Tonawanda Whalers are a AA travel organization that offers players  a season of learning  and a competitive schedule.  We are committed to improving each player's skating skills and hockey IQ.  

The  organizations schedule each team with a summer clinic in August to prepare for the up coming season, an in-season skating and goalie clinic,  and a pond hockey ice time. We also provide a transparent accounting system.  Teams provide families with a preseason budget to show anticipated expenses and a finalized budget at the end of the season. 




Coaching Requirements   Over the next two seasons  coaching requirements will be  modified.  Consult the NY  District and USAH website to  stay current on the changes  and implementation.   To summarize:

1. Age Modules and current CEP are still  required. 

2. Deadlines remain the same nationally 12/31 of  the current season. The NY District deadlines  also remain in effect.   

3. Continuing education will be implemented: 

4. Once Level 4 is achieved, coaches will need to  complete 5 credit hours of Continuing  Education within each subsequent three‐year  period 

5. Effective in the 2021‐2022 season, coaching  certification at Levels 4 and 5 is valid for three  (3) seasons, as indicated by the expiration  date. Before the expiration of their level,  coaches must accumulate 5 credit hours of  continuing education by either taking Level 5,  or by attending other USA Hockey Continuing  Education clinics.


Use this link to find a CEP Class.
Keep in mind you can do a virtual class in any state. Search level needed and use all


This link will bring you to Safesport  Training for 1st timers and to the refresher for  Coaches and Managers who have already completed a training course in the past.

President's Message - Exciting News

Hello to all players, parents, friends and fans of the Mustangs/Wolves and Whalers Hockey. 

WNY Wolves has some exciting news about making the new Tonawanda Rink our home.

A group of very dedicated Tonawanda hockey people have shown interest in joining the Wolves Hockey Organization and Board with the intent of taking over management of the Organization.  The Group has shown a firm commitment to the Organization and with the approval from the Tonawanda Rec Dept., as well as support from the Tonawanda Town Board and Council members,  the return of Travel Hockey to the Town of Tonawanda is coming.

This will be a seamless transition as the infrastructure will remain the same.  During the 2024-2025 Season, the Organization will operate as the WNY Wolves for existing teams and as Tonawanda Whalers for any new teams. Eventually, the Organization will be completely under the Tonawanda Whalers name. The joining of the Travel Program with Tonawanda’s 8 and Under Hockey Development and House programs, will make the Organization stronger, as new players and their families participate in the program.

We are excited to have Matthew Lee and Patrick McMahon join our Board.  With the help of these gentlemen, their families and friends, this Hockey Organization will continue the legacy of hockey in our community.       23 years and counting!

Thank you to everyone who are making this transition a smooth one,

John Thur, President

and the Clarence Mustangs/WNY Wolves Board