Dear NBYHL Family,
The Board of NBYHL wants to update all members of the current status of a few items while our families deal with the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Below are a few items to share with all of you:
Members of the board, just like many of you, are disappointed that our season ended so quickly and that we are unable to celebrate all of the great things that took place this season. Once restrictions on gathering are lifted, the board will begin meeting to plan for next season. Please watch for emails, updates on our website, and posts to our Facebook page about exciting activities we will plan for the 2020-2021 season.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any one of the NBYHL board members. A link to the list of members is below.
On March 11 the NBYHL Board met with city officials to discuss what the impact of protective measures for public events would have on our annual tournament. Given the restrictions on the number of people allowed in the rink at one time, the inability to operate concession as we do, and the cancellation of several teams, we made the very difficult decision to cancel the Spring Fling tournament.
We’ll share more with our home teams as we work to wrap up the season.
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 league (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.