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    Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey Neck Protection Requirement Policy

    As of December 12, 2023, Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey (NBYHL) will require all members of our travel teams and our Learn to Play and Skate program 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.

    2024 Spring Fling

    Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey is excited to host our Spring Fling tournament.   The 2024 Spring Fling tournament will take over two weeks in March. 

    Week One (March 8 – 10, 2024)
    12U-B, 12U-C and 14U-B Teams 

    Week Two (March 15 – 17, 2024)
    8U-B, 8U-C, 10U-B, 10U-C and 18U-B Teams

    To register use the link below:

    2024 Spring Fling

    We will offer multiple levels at the 10U and 12U divisions.  Also this year our 8U level will be half-ice games with scores and standings being tracked.   All games will be played at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in North Adams, MA.

    Questions Contact

    Linda Pensivy

    NBYHL Learn to Skate and Play Registration

    NBYHL has open registration for our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs.  These programs both take place on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 10 am starting on November 18 to last weekend in February.  It is a co-ed program open to individuals aged 4 to 10.

    Learn to Skate

    It is the very first step in learning the essential skill needed to play hockey.  This program is for children who have never skated before, or who have limited skating experience.

    Learn to Play

    The Learn to Play program is designed for young players who are looking to improve their skating and learn more about the game of hockey.  This program will focus on skating skills and basic hockey skills such as stick handling, passing, and shooting. 

    Use the link below to sign up.

    NBYHL Learn to Registration

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    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

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

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