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NBYHL to Host Boston Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey

Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey League (NBYHL) will host the Boston Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey Program at the Peter W. Foote  Skating Rink in North Adams. The Boston Bruins Academy is open to children ages 4 – 9 who are interested in learning the sport of hockey. Prior skating lessons are highly recommended prior to participating in this program.

Every player who registers for the program at a cost of $100, receives a full, free set of CCM equipment valued at $500 retail, a professional personalized fitting and four weeks of on-ice instruction (October 6,13,20,27) led by certified coaches and NHL Alumni.  Fittings will take place during the Boston Bruins annual Summer Fan Fest Tour stop on August 24 in Springfield, MA.

Registration information is available at BostonBruins.com/LearnToPlay

2018-2019 Registration

Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey has open registration for the 2018-2019 season. It is also important to sign up early, as we have rejoined the TVHL and we need to know the teams we will be entering by early September. Remember, as of September 1st a late registration fee will be charged.This season’s registration is taking place completely online (use the link below).

2018-2019 Travel Team Registration

Registration Notes

  • To be guaranteed a spot on one of our NBYHL travel teams, players need to be registration by August 31st.
  • Travel participants registering after August 31st will not be guaranteed a spot on a team, and will be charged a late registration fee of $100 if a spot is available.
  • Travel Registration will close on October 1st.

Financial aid is available. If you should have any questions, please contact either Jason Canales, Treasurer at jasonc4521@gmail.com or Jennifer Sweet, VP Operations at chic2202@hotmail.com.

2018 Spring Fling

The 2018 Spring Fling saw great hockey played over both weekends.  We thank all of the players, coaches, parents, officials and especially all of volunteers that made this years event such a great time for our youth hockey players.  We congratulate the division winners, photos courtesy of Spruce Hill Photography.

Additionally Spruce Hill Photography has a gallery of photos from both weekends available for purchase.


10U-B Champions - Berkshire Bruins


14U-B Champions - Western Mass Wizards


12U-C Champions - FCHA Warriors


12U-B Champions - Northern Berkshire Black Bears


18U-B Champions - Bethlehem Eagles

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 league (Bear Cubs) for ages 4-12, including a session which 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

General Questions

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

Scheduling Questions

   Contact Linda Pensivy at scheduler.nbyhl@gmail.com