To provide quality hockey instruction to player members while instilling values of good sportsmanship and team play.
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The 2007 Cazenovia Chiefs Hockey Team will be a AA hockey team that plays in the WNYAHL.


The coaching staff will consist of:

  • Head Coach:  Rich Chudzik
  • Assistant Coach:  Jim Willis
  • Assistant Coach:  Bob Bowers
  • Assistant Coach:  Jack McCooey


Rich Chudzik has coached several highly competitive teams, including the Buffalo Regals SCTA team, Draftday USA, and the Regional Express North America team. 


The coaching staff is dedicated to mentoring, encouraging and bringing out the best potential in each of their players. This team will focus on growing collectively in an environment that families want to remain a part of for years.


The team’s practice approach will be oriented on:

  • Teaching and reinforcement of basic and intermediate skills
  • Enhanced understanding of basic concepts and strategies
  • Team vs. individual play
  • A higher level understanding of the game than what players may have experienced to date
  • On-ice and off-ice training


The primary focus areas for this season will include:

  • Skating – vertically and laterally
  • Stick handling and puck control
  • Passing
  • Conditioning / endurance
  • Introduction to systems


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.


“We do not rise to the level of our expectations, rather we fall to level of our training and preparedness.”


Contact Rich Chudzik with Questions






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