Member organization of Barre Youth Sports Association (BYSA)
It’s with much-awaited enthusiasm and excitement that we’re announcing our new team name. We are the Black Bears!
We’d like to thank Adam Feldman of Northfield for suggesting the new name and an honorary mention goes to Jason Gerrish who recommended “The Ice Bears.” We believe the strong Vermont ties to the animal’s natural habitat make the name relatable to our youth hockey players. It’s a strong animal with keen senses (did you know that Black Bears’ sense of smell is 7 times more sensitive than dogs?) and while the real animal may hibernate in the winter, that’s when our CVYH Black Bears gear up for the rink!
Black Bear apparel will be available closer to the start of the season. Show your support on social media by using the hashtag #VTBlackBears
It’s with great enthusiasm and excitement that the Barre Youth Sports Hockey (Blades and Black Hawks), Central Vermont Skating Association (Capitals), Harwood Youth Hockey Association (Highlanders), and Northfield Amateur Hockey Association (North Stars and Blizzard) announce their merger to form the Central Vermont Youth Hockey beginning with the 2022-23 season!
We believe the unification of our four clubs’ resources will allow us to grow the game of hockey in Central Vermont. Together, we can improve the development experience and increase the opportunities available to players while keeping youth hockey affordable, and inclusive in our communities.
As we work through this adjustment, you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions and we will work diligently to provide answers as we have them. We thank you in advance for your assured support and patience while we’re creating and organizing all of the opportunities that the CVYH will offer our youth athletes. To see a complete list of all the merger benefits and updated FAQs, visit www.cvhockey.org.
We are excited for the season ahead and we believe the unification of our four clubs’ resources will allow us to grow the game of hockey in Central Vermont. Together, we can improve the development experience and increase the opportunities available to players while keeping youth hockey affordable, and inclusive in our communities.
One of the first steps in setting up our aligned season is getting registration underway! There is a lot of information housed in the registration itself, but a few items to highlight:
The CVYH Registration Committee
We recognize the financial commitment of participating in youth hockey. The Eric Hutchins Memorial Scholarship provides relief to those families who need financial assistance to participate in BYSA hockey. Proceeds from the annual pond hockey tournament and community fundraising efforts provide funds to pay/reimburse qualified and selected families for the season’s registration cost.
We realize that asking for financial assistance may be difficult. We want to assure you that all information related to this application and disbursement will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
To apply for the Eric Hutchins Memorial Hockey Scholarship, your family:
-Must have played for BYSA for at least one hockey season
-Must complete this form and deliver by August 15th, 2022
The application may be scanned and emailed or mailed/delivered to:
Eric Hutchins Memorial Hockey Scholarship
C/o Chad Hutchins
10 Cleveland Ave
Barre, VT 05641
It is our goal to fund all applicants however availability and eligibility are based on yearly fundraising and number of applicants. If you have any questions, please direct them to Chad at CTHutchins13@gmail.com
We hope to help you get your family on the ice this fall!
The Hutchins Family
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