The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey program will have four of its teams (U12, U13, U14 & U16) in action this weekend, Sept. 10 - 12.
The U12 Pee Wee Major AAA Esmark Stars (1-1-0-0) return to play as they travel to Buffalo, NY, for a four-game set with the Buffalo Regals SCTA (5-7-0-1). They get the weekend started with a 9:00 p.m. faceoff against the Regals on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Northtown Center in Amherst. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the two 2009 squads will play a pair of games. First up will be a 12:45 p.m. start at the Dann Memorial Rink on the campus of Nicholls Prep School. Then the two squads play at 4:50 p.m. at the Cornerstone Arena in Lockport, NY. They close the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 12, with a 8:00 a.m. start back at the Cornerstone Arena.
Likewise, Esmark's Bantam Minor team (0-2-0-0) will also be in Buffalo for a triple-header weekend. The 2008 AAA squad will face-the Amherst Knights (2-1-0-0) in a pair of Saturday, Sept. 11, games, 12:10 and 6:20 p.m. at the Northtown Center in Amherst, NY. On Sunday, the Stars square-off with the Buffalo Regals (1-3-0-0) at 11:00 a.m. at the Depew Pavilion in Depew, NY.
Esmark's U14 squad (1-0-2-0) also heads to Buffalo, for a weekend series with the Amherst Knights (0-0-0-0). The two 2007 squads open the series with a 5:00 p.m. faceoff on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Northtown Center in Amherst. The Bantam Major teams close the weekend set with a 9:40 a.m. start on Sunday, Sept. 12, also at the Northtown Center.
Esmark's U16 AAA squad (4-1-1-0) open their home schedule with a pair of weekend games against the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets (0-4-0-0) at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the two teams will face off at 6:20 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10:00 a.m.
The Stars U18 (5-1-0-0) and U11 (2-5-0-0) squads will enjoy the weekend off.