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Status of Hockey in Massachusetts

You may have heard the news that Massachusetts Governor Baker has paused all youth and recreational ice hockey, and ordered all ice rinks to close and remain closed for 2 weeks.  While this does not directly impact our program start date of November 16, it is unclear what changes might follow.  We will continue to monitor state guidance and update our protocol to offer as safe an environment as possible for our hockey program within state guidelines.


2020-2021 Season Registration

Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey is excited to let you know that our 2020-2021 season will start on November 16.  

Sign-ups are open for our travel teams and Learn to Play (LTP) program.   It is important to sign up early so we can understand the number of players we will have at all levels.   We have updated the cost for the season in the new registration.   

If you have signed up using the previous registration, you are all set and someone will reach out to you about an adjustment to your cost.  If you completed the commitment to play, we thank you for letting us know you want to play; however to be added to a roster you must now complete the registration.

Below are important details:

2020-2021 NBYHL Registration Link

  • To be guaranteed a spot players must be signed up by October 15.
  • After this date players will not be guaranteed a spot and travel registration will close on November 15
  • Only the LTP program is being offered this season. Players wanting to take part in this program must be able to skate on their own.

There will be changes due to COVID-19, and our plan for how this season will be run to make sure it is a fun and safe season can be found on the homepage of the NBYHL site. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about registration or the steps we will be taking to have a fun and safe season.

Return to Play Plan

There will be changes to the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19, and our plan for how this season will be run to make sure it is a fun and safe season can be found below.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the steps we will be taking to have a fun and safe season.

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MEMBERSHIP RELIEF FUND

With families across the country facing financial hardship, The USA Hockey Foundation has set up the Membership Relief Fund.  This fund is set up to cover the cost of a child’s USA Hockey membership for the 2020-21 season and keeps them connected to their community on and off the ice!

To receive assistance from this grant, applications can be submitted here and are being accepted through Sunday, November 15.   


NBYHL Teams

Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey

Since 1969 Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey (NBYHL) has been a league that has promoted and developed the game of hockey among the youth of Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont.  Our league has travel teams (Black Bears) for boys and girls from age 6 through high school.  We also boast a recreational house program (Bear Cubs) for ages 4-12, including a session that teaches children how to skate. 

The purpose of the league is to provide the best available instruction in order to teach the game of hockey, stress the importance of physical fitness, and provide the core values of USA Hockey: sportsmanship; respect for the individual; integrity; pursuit of excellence as an individual, team, and organization; enjoyment; loyalty; and teamwork.


Contact Us Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey

PO Box 995 North Adams, MA 01247-0995

General Questions

By Email: 
  NBYHLBears@gmail.com
By Mail:
   Post Office Box 995
   North Adams, MA 01247-0995

Scheduling Questions
   scheduler.nbyhl@gmail.com