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Summer 2024 8U and 10U Skills Night

Join NBYHL for skills and drills, session are open to all surrounding area 8U (mites) and 10U (squirts) players and players having already participated in a Learn to Play (LTP) program.

Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM start on June 19 and running for 10 weeks.

Cost $125 flat rate for all sessions or $15 drop-in fee per session.

Drop-in players will need to provide proof of USA Hockey registration before they will be allowed to participate.

8U and 10U Summer Skills Registration

Questions email us at

Summer Learn to Play

Join NBYHL this summer for our Learn to Play program.  This program is open to individuals aged 5 to 10.  Participants MUST be able to stand and stake unassisted and be fully dressed in hockey equipment (including neck guard and stick).

The program will run Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM starting on June 18 and running for 10 weeks.

Cost $50 for all sessions.

Summer Learn to Play Registration

Questions email us at

Summer 2024 3v3

Registration has closed and the rosters and schedules are set.  We look forward to everyone joining NBYHL this summer at the Peter W Foote Rink for 3 v 3 hockey. 

  • 10U/12U will play at 6:30
  • 14U/18U will play at 7:30

Games will be half-ice on Thursday nights start on June 20 and run for 10 weeks. 

2024 Spring Fling

We were so excited to welcome 29 teams in 7 divisions from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York over two weekends to the beautiful Berkshires.   We saw great hockey played at all levels.

Click here for the results of both weekends

Tournament Photos

Dan Morgan from Spruce Hill Photos took pictures on both weekends. To purchase photos use the links below to access the gallery for your weekend.

Weekend 1 Photos (12U and 14U)
Weekend 2 Photos (8U, 10U, and 18U)

Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey Neck Protection Requirement Policy

As of December 12, 2023, Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey (NBYHL) REQUIRES members of our travel teams, Learn to Play and Skate program, or summer programs to wear hockey-specific neck protection while participating in all on-ice activities.  This includes practices, skills sessions, open skills, and home and away games.

FlipGive Fundraiser

This season as an additional fundraiser for Northern Berkshire Black Bears, we are going to use FlipGive, a free team funding app.

We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Under Armour, Walmart, Mobil, Dick's Sporting Goods, and multiple restaurants.  The app includes many ice hockey-specific providers including Pure Hockey and Hockey Monkey.

Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: or enter this code: BZBN5S

Thank you for supporting your local league Any questions, email us at

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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 learn to skate and learn to play program for ages 4-10. 

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.

Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey

General Questions

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By Mail:
Post Office Box 995
North Adams, MA 01247-0995

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