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Amherst Knights Travel Hockey

Elevate Your Hockey Journey to New Heights

Are you ready to take your hockey skills to the next level? Look no further than the Amherst Knights Travel Hockey Program! Our program is designed for passionate young athletes who dream of competing at the Tier 1 AAA and AA levels. We welcome both boys and girls who are eager to embrace the challenges of elite youth hockey.

Why Choose Amherst Knights Travel Hockey?

  • Elite Competition: Join a program that competes at the highest levels of youth hockey, providing you with a platform to showcase your skills.
  • Professional Development: Elevate your game with high-level training and development programs tailored to your needs.
  • Fair and Transparent Selection: Our competitive tryouts are designed to ensure fairness and transparency. Players are selected based on their performance and potential to contribute to the team's success.

Our Coaching Team: Guiding Your Success

At Amherst Knights, we understand the importance of quality coaching. Our coaching staff consists of experienced hockey enthusiasts dedicated to helping you improve your skills and ignite your passion for the sport. With a focus on skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship, you'll be on the path to hockey excellence.

Inclusive and Supportive Environment

We value diversity and inclusivity. At Amherst Knights, everyone is welcome, and every player is valued. Our commitment to creating a positive and supportive environment ensures that you can pursue your hockey dreams without barriers.

Join the Amherst Knights Travel Hockey Program

Are you ready to be part of a community that's passionate about hockey and committed to your success? Join the Amherst Knights Travel Hockey Program today and embark on a journey towards greatness.

Contact Us

Ready to take the first step? Contact us for more information or to register for our upcoming tryouts. We can't wait to see you on the ice!

Travel Teams

Meet Our Coaches


Ryan Farrell

8u Girls Dev

Jay Nolan

10u Girls 2015 & 2014

Bryan McMullen

12u TB 12/13

Patrick Holden Jr.

12u NTB 13/12

Telly Forcucci

14U tier 1 (2011 & 2010)

Eric Alderson

14U tier 2 (2011 & 2010)

Erica Colligan

16U tier 2 TB (2009 & 2008)

Brittany Kolesar

16U NTB (2009 & 2008)

Todd Griffin

19U tier 2 TB (2007, 2006, 2005)

Marc Bellacose

19u NTB (2007, 2006, 2005)


Pat Oliveto

9U AAA (2015)

mike barbasch

9U AA (2105)

geoff peters

10U AAA (2014)

brian croak

10U AA (2014)

sean elliott

11U AAA (2013)

Mike Chambers

11U AAA (2013) co-coach

Scott Dorfman

11U AA (2013)

dan jackson

12U AAA (2012)

Andrew Laudico

12U AA (2012)

Kevin Kreutzer

13U AAA (2011)

James rozycki

13U AA (2011)


joe spano

14U AAA (2010)

tim zimmerman

14U AA (2010)

jon beck

15U AAA (2009)

derek gilham

15U AA (2009)

adam graesser

16U AAA (2008)

peter lajeunesse

16U AA (2008)

dave destefano

18U AA (2006 & 2007)

eric alderson

18U AA (2006 & 2007)


The Amherst Knights Travel hockey program is open to boys and girls starting at the 9u level (ages 9-10) up to the 18u level (ages 17-18). This allows players to start at a young age and develop their skills throughout their youth hockey career.


Tryouts for the travel teams are typically held in March and April, following the conclusion of the winter season. The travel season runs from August to April, providing players with an extended period of high-level competition.


The Amherst Knights play out of the Northtown Center, a state-of-the-art facility located in Amherst, NY. The Northtown Center is a premier hockey destination in the region, offering top-quality ice and training facilities.


Most Amherst Knights Travel teams will practice three times per week, providing players with ample time to develop their skills and work on team strategies. The coaching staff is committed to providing players with challenging and engaging practice sessions that focus on skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.


The number of games that travel teams play varies depending on the team's age level and skill level. Most teams will play anywhere from 25-75 games per season, including league games and tournaments. This provides players with numerous opportunities to compete at a high level and develop their skills against top-tier competition.


Starting in the 2023-24 season, Amherst Youth Hockey will be offering a third jersey option for players. This will allow players to have additional customization options and show off their team spirit in a unique way.

Extra Costs

In addition to ice fees, most travel teams will participate in league games and tournaments, which may incur additional costs such as travel expenses and registration fees. The program works hard to keep these costs as reasonable as possible, while still providing players with the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of youth hockey.

Team culture

The Amherst Knights Travel program prides itself on creating a positive and inclusive team culture. Players are encouraged to support and respect one another, regardless of their skill level or background. The program places a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, and character development, helping players to not only become better hockey players but also better people.


Amherst Knights Travel Hockey

Youth AAA

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