Coaches Announced for 2022-23 Season

Patrick Kaleta, the President and Director of Hockey Operations for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres is excited to announce that Sean Wallace will be the Vice President and Executive Director of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres. Brian Gionta will serve as a Senior Hockey Advisor and Mark Mobus will be the General Manager and Administrative Director for the 2022-2023 season. “I am very excited to announce our leadership team as well as our 2022-23 head coaches,” Patrick Kaleta said. “With their hard work and dedication, I am confident we will continue to give our players and families the best experience possible.” The coaches for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 22-23 season are:

  • Squirt Minor (9U - 2013’s) - Steve Smith
  • Squirt Major (10U - 2012’s) - Chris Mazzu
  • Pee Wee Minor (11U - 2011’s) - Mike Ansell
  • Pee Wee Major (12U - 2010’s) - Jason Nightingale
  • Bantam Minor (13U - 2009’s) - Patrick Kaleta
  • Bantam Major (14U - 2008’s) - Craig Rivet
  • 15 Only (2007’s) - Jacob Brozyna 
  • 16U - Cos Polino
  • 18U - Sean Wallace

Our organization strives to attract, develop and elevate players, leading to overall team success at the highest levels. Through our development mindset and structure, the utilization of our world-class facility LECOM Harborcenter, as well as our expert staff, our players are given the best opportunity to advance in the game. In 2022-2023, our players will continue to participate in UBMD Impact Training sessions, Academy of Hockey development sessions and Janosz Goaltending on-ice sessions.

If you are interested or have any questions with our 9U-12U teams, please contact Ed Grudzinski at For teams 13U-18U, please contact Mark Mobus at