Niagara Gazette — • BUFFALO STARS: Tryouts for the 2014-15 season start today at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. Squirt Minor and Squirt Major tryouts will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, followed by Peewee Minor and Peewee Major at 8:30 p.m. Mite and Squirt Minor will be held at 6:45 p.m. March 11, followed by Peewee Major at 7:45 p.m. Tryouts wrap up Wednesday, with Mite and Squirt Major taking the ice at 5:45 p.m. and Peewee Minor and Peewee Tier 3 following at 6:45 p.m. All participants must present a release from their current organization in order to participate in the tryout. Release required even from House League. For general information, contact Pete Preteroti at 685-1122 or visit www.buffalostars.com.
• NIAGARA COUNTY COYOTES: Tryouts are scheduled at Hyde Park as follows, all on Rink One unless otherwise noted: Squirt Mixed, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday (Rink Two); Peewee Mixed, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. March 12 (Rink Two); Bantam Minor, 6 p.m. April 7, 6 p.m. April 8; Bantam Major AA, 6 p.m. April 7, 6 p.m. April 8; Midget 15 U AA, 7 p.m. April 8, 6 p.m. April 9; Midget 16U, 7 p.m. April 7, 7 p.m. April 9; Midget 18U, 8 p.m. April 7, 8 p.m. April 8. Cost is $15 per tryout and all players must have a birth certificate and a signed release if from another organization. For more information, visit www.NiagaraCountyCoyotes.com.
• GIRLS CAMP: Registration is now open for the Hot Shots Girls Day Camp, held July 14-17 at Amherst High School. The camp will feature Katie Rowan, US Womens National Team player, former player and current assistant coach at Syracuse University, and boasts a strong staff of area college and HS coaches and current college players. Under the direction of Janet Battaglia, the camp is open to girls ages 4-18 regardless of ability or experience. The sessions for 4-7 year olds will run from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 8-18. Find out more about this camp and register at www.hotshotslaxcamp.com.