Players who are selected to play on one of the two CAHA Bucks teams will be required to register and play in the CDP Scottsdale program and are not eligible to play in the CDP Allstar program.
The Bucks program was created to bridge the gap between house and travel hockey in Arizona. With the exception of the House League All Star program that has 4 teams at each age level, there are no other programs that provide this type of development opportunity for advanced House League players.
The Bucks program takes it a step farther with more ice slots, and games against local travel teams to help teach the kids what it
takes to play at the next levels. The program gives kids the opportunity to learn and practice higher level concepts
than house league, but at a lower commitment and cost level than travel hockey. The program focuses on the training and development of the player both on and off the ice.
MAY 23RD - 28, 2021
The Registration "CAHA BUCKS" is not currently available.
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Coach Greg Sitrick is currently a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach and has been coaching youth hockey in Arizona since 2011.
Coach Sitrick started playing hockey at an early age, and continued playing forward until his freshman year of high school when he decided to switch to playing goalie. After high school, Coach Sitrick played for the University of Illinois at Chicago (Flames), Northern Arizona University, and Northwestern University.
After graduating law school, Coach Sitrick served as the assistant coach for Northwestern University for 6 years. Coach Sitrick has played and coached at all levels - house, travel and club hockey - and continues to play hockey today.
Coach Sitrick has enjoyed sharing his knowledge with a variety of Arizona youth hockey players, and strives to provide the kids with the knowledge and opportunities to develop to their full potential.
Coach Sitrick’s 12U Bucks team won the AZYHL State Championship in the Canyon Division in the 2020-2021 season.
Coach Luke Mattila is currently a Level 3 USA Hockey Coach who has been playing and/or coaching hockey since he was 5 years old.
Growing up in the State of Hockey, Minnesota, Coach Mattila began his playing career at the age of 5 and was a part of many successful youth house, travel, selects, and high school teams and was lucky enough to play alongside and compete against many future Division 1ICollege and NHL players.
Since moving to Arizona in 2016, Coach Mattila has been a Head or Assistant Coach of numerous teams with the Coyotes Development Program at the House and All-Star levels from Mites through Peewees. This past season (2020-2021), he was an Assistant Coach on the CAHA Bucks 12U State Championship winning team in the AZYHL Canyon Division.
Coach Mattila uses his extensive playing and coaching experience to focus on three key principles with all his players throughout the season: having fun at all times, working hard on and off the ice, and being the best teammate they can be.
Youth Hockey Development Director - Scottsdale