Hey hockey family,
As the cooperative program in Pittsfield comes to a close, we want to provide a few updates for the 21/22 season.
First, NBYHL players in the co-op program do NOT have to participate in Pittsfield’s scheduled player evaluations. As you know, NBYHL does not conduct placements and there are no plans to change this process.
We are moving forward with planning for a regular hockey season beginning as usual in September and anticipate teams in all divisions. We’ll follow COVID protocols as required at that time.
We will work to partner with the Boston Bruins Academy again this season to offer their learn-to-play program.
Please watch email for more info as we continue planning signups and the season.
We miss you and can’t wait to have our hockey family back on home ice this fall!!
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.