Rich Chudzik has coached several highly competitive teams, including the Buffalo Regals SCTA team, Draftday USA, and the Regional Express North America team. With over 10 years of Coaching expierince, Rich is focused on helping players grow collectively in an environment that families will want to remain a part of for years."Our goal is to ensure that players have achieved their full potential by the Bantam Age level in order to afford them to pursue opportunities that are aligned with their abilities."-Rich Chudzik See Coach Chudziks flyer in the Tryout Tab
“We do not rise to the level of our expectations, rather we fall to level of our training and preparedness.”
Co-Coaches Jeff Roberts and Jason Schiltz
Jeff Roberts, a South Buffalo native and BFD Battalion Chief is a level 4 Coach with over 10 years coaching experience, both in hockey and baseball. The last 5 years coaching AA Hockey.
Jeff is "Excited to be part of The Cazenovia Chiefs hockey family. Looking forward to building competitive team with good kids and great families."
Jason Schiltz, who grew up and lives in West Seneca,a small business owner is a Level 4 coach with over 20 years of experience coaching hockey. "I'm looking forward to starting up a new club at Caz Hockey next year...seeing old friends and making many new ones! We will institute an on ice and off ice schedule designed to sharpen skill and develop skills."-Jason Schiltz
Girls 14U TB
Chris Utz brings over 15 years of coaching experience to Caz. A non-parent Coach, Chris has coached girls in every division with patience and an emphasis on skating and skill development. I level 4 Coach, Chris is a welcome addition to the strong Girls Program at Caz. See Coach Utz's flyer under the Tryout Tab!
ALL TRYOUTS ARE AT THE TIMOTHY BURVID RINK 25 Cazenovia St
Tryouts are $10 each day
Players from any Organization other than Caz MUST BRING A RELEASE AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE
About our Coaches
Squirt Tier III Justin Paterson
Coach Patterson has been very involved with our beginner program starting in 2013. Justin has helped establish and implement practice plans for Caz Learn to Play program for 3 seasons. Coach Patterson coached the squirt mixed last year and we welcome him back.
"My coaching philosophy will produce two guarantees that I can make to kids. One is that they will have fun, the other is that they will know more about the game at the end of the season than they did when they started. The only commitment I ask of them is that they try hard. Our staff will get there by treating each player fairly, being prepared with age appropriate practice plans, and bringing the energy and humor necessary to create a great learning environment " - Coach Patterson
Squirt 3 (mixed)- Head Coach Justin Patterson will be holding tryouts March 27th 6pm, March 29th 7pm, March 30th 6pm.
Squirt Major Michael Hubbard
Coach Mike Hubbard along with his Assistants Dave Egana and Chris LaBella have over 25 years of coaching experience between them! Coach Hubbard has been a Coach in the Learn to Play, Mite, Squirt and Pee Wee divisions for over 6 years. He was involved in implementing the “station based” practice plans for both the Learn to Play and Mite programs and has been proved to be an invaluable member of the Caz family as a mentor to new Coaches!
“My team and I are looking for ’08 players that want to continue to grow their skills and technical development to become well rounded hockey players. We are dedicated to the game we love and want to share that love with our players.”
Squirt Major-Head Coach Mike Hubbard will be holding tryouts March 27 5pm, March 28 and 29 6pm
Pee Wee Minor Rich Chudzik
We are please to welcome Head Coach Rich Chudzik to the Caz family! Coach Chudzik, a Hamburg resident comes to us with years of both coaching and playing experience! He has been a Head Coach for the Regals and Hamburg Hawks since 2012 as well as with Regional Express & Draftday USA Hockey…even taking a team to Italy!
Pee Wee Minor-Head Coach Rich Chudzik will be holding tryouts March 27 and 28 at 8pm
Pee Wee Major Nic Nuwer
Coach Nic Nuwer has been a mainstay in the Cazenovia Organization for over 8 years! He helped implement the USA Hockey Cross Ice program at Caz and has been a key member of the coaching team that has created and implemented practice plans for the ADM “station based” program. Coach Nuwer has coached the 2006 team for 3 years with great success…we are happy to welcome him back.
“I have great respect for the game of Hockey and what it has to offer you…teamwork, sportsmanship and friendship. I look forward to continue to improve skills and overall development with my players while increasing their love for the game!”-Coach Nuwer
Pee Wee Major-Head Coach Nic Nuwer will be holding tryouts on Merch 27 and 28 at 7pm, March 29 at 8pm
Girls 10/12U Coach Scott Brennan
We welcome Coach Brennan (with over 20 years of coaching experience) to the Girls Division at Caz. Coach Brennan is a level 4 coach who has coached every level from Mites to Midget and Varsity Highschool! He brings with him the knowledge and experience to develop your daughter’s skill and help her develop her technique. Coach Brennan has been with Caz for 3 years. We are happy to have him as part of our very successful Girls Team!
Girls 10/12U-Coach Scott Brennan will hold tryouts March 28, 29 and 30 at 5pm