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Buffalo Sabers Learn to Play

Buffalo Sabres Patrick Kaleta


Session 1 - January 5th- February 17th

January 5th 12:00pm
January 12th 12:00pm
January 19th 12:00pm
January 26th 12:00pm
February 2nd 12:00pm
February 9th 12:00pm
February 16th 12:00pm
February 17th 12:00pm

Session 2- February 23rd- April 5th

February 23rd 12:00pm
March 2nd 12:00pm
March 3rd 12:00pm
March 9th 12:00pm
March 10th 12:00pm
March 16th 12:00pm
March 30th 12:00pm
April 5th 6:00pm

About the Program

Introduced in 2016, Learn to Play enhances the way youth hockey is offered by providing first-time participants from ages four to nine with free head-to-toe equipment, age-appropriate instruction and certified coaching led by NHL alumni in a fun and safe atmosphere. The program offers lessons taught by Sabres alumni and USA Hockey certified instructors. 

NHL alumni work with all NHL teams to make sure a consistent message of on-ice programming and messaging to coaches and parents is distributed across all markets. The program also works with USA Hockey to display the benefits of the American Development Model. 

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the NHL/NHLPA Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community.