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    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 11 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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    Bruins Academy

    Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey is excited to again partner with the Boston Bruins to offer the Bruins Academy. For the registration fee of $199, participants will receive:

    • A full set of equipment to keep. Valued at $550 retail.
    • A professional personalized fitting led by Pure Hockey’s fit experts.
    • Four weeks of on-ice instruction led by NBYHL coaches.

    Sign up using the link below. The program will run Saturday mornings from 9 am to 10 am from October 14 to November 4 at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in North Adams.

    NBYHL Bruins Academy

    Registration closes on Saturday, September 30.  This will give all players signed up time to get their equipment before the first meeting on October 14. 

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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

    General Questions

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

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