RECRUIT INFORMATION

Our Players Win On & Off The Ice:
With over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UB is the flagship institution of the State University of New York. We are New York’s premier public center for graduate and professional education and the state’s largest and most comprehensive public university. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University at Buffalo stands in the first rank among the nation’s research-intensive universities. UB has two campuses located in a big city with a hometown feel. Buffalo is well-known as “The City of Good Neighbors,” and its world class art gallery, diverse museums, centrally located Olmstead-designed park, unbelievable food, and major & minor league sports teams are part of a creative and exciting atmosphere. UB is also continuously rated as one of the nation’s “Best Buys” by US News. [MORE INFO]

What are some advantages of UB Hockey?:
During the season which runs from early September through early March, the University at Buffalo Men’s Hockey Program practices three to four times a week at the Northtown Center at Amherst. All home games are played on the feature rink at the Northtown Center at Amherst (Seating Capacity of 1,800). Our season schedule typically consists of 30-35 games which are strategically planned to minimize conflicts with classes. Our facility houses 3 NHL ice sheets & 1 Olympic sheet and boasts an impressive resume as the host of the 2011 USA National Championships as well as the home of the OJHL Buffalo Jr. Sabres. All team members also have access to the University at Buffalo’s Athletic Weight and Training Rooms as well as a certified personal trainer on staff. We also have an exclusive locker room within the Northtowns Center which is continually being updated to serve as an oasis for our players.

Is there a cost associated with playing for UB?:
As a member of the ACHA, we are not permitted to offer scholarships to our players. There is a minimal cost associated with playing for our program, however the expense is significantly less than the ACHA average which we accomplish through consistent fundraising efforts. All of our players receive amenities including all ice time, travel by deluxe motor coach or plane and boarding in comfortable hotels, team meals, gloves & shells, dry-fit gear, skating suits, tape/laces/stick wax, team bags, and more…

For Canadian/International Students:
The University at Buffalo remains at the forefront of providing a world-class American university experience to international students. UB enrolls 3,500 international students from 100 countries. It is easy to meet a representative no matter where you call home by visiting one an international UB Fair (Canadian Students/European Students). Buffalo is also committed to keeping your education affordable by avoiding international surcharges and providing numerous scholarship opportunities.

On-Ice Evaluations Information:
The University at Buffalo Men’s Hockey Team holds On-Ice Evaluations each sometime during the first week of classes. We also host a summer prospect camp in July which interested players are welcome to attend. It is strongly recommended that any player interested in playing provide the coaching staff with as much information as possible. To do so, please fill out our Player Profile Questionnaire by clicking here.

Planning a Visit:
The UB Hockey Team happily welcomes visitors both during the season and throughout the off-season. During all home weekends, a member of the coaching staff will be available to meet with players and their families by appointment. Boarding may be available for players looking to stay overnight and we will be happy to assist with scheduling tours of the University as well as meetings with Admissions representatives.

I’m Interested in Playing, What Do I Do Next?
After you complete the player profile questionnaire, If you have more immediate questions, please feel free to contact coach Sal Valvo at sav1088@yahoo.com or assistant coach Steve Glick atubhockeyglick@live.com. It i also recommended that you begin the application process to the university. A member of the coaching staff will be happy to assist you in starting this process and can put you in touch with key members of the admissions department to answer questions about the school.