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Want more hockey in the offseason?  Want to improve your hockey game in a fun and competitive way this summer? Come join the annual 3v3 summer league! All are welcome and encouraged to try it out.

Games are Thursday nights in July (7/14, 7/21, 7/28) and the first Thursday of August (8/4) and Wednesday nights the rest of August and the first week of September (8/17, 8/24, 8/31 and 9/7).

*No ice on 8/10

5:15pm-6:15pm for Mites & Squirts
6:30pm-7:30pm for Peewees & Bantams

You can sign up for the entire eight week session or drop in for a single week. $150 for 8 weeks, $20 for a single drop in week.

Players should bring a light and dark colored jersey each skate

8U/Travel Mites (2014 & Younger)
10U/Squirts (2013/2012)
12U PeeWee (2010/2011)
14U/Bantam (2009/2008)

- All games are played at The Ice Center in Waterbury, VT

- 60 Minutes of ice time for each group:
   5:15pm-6:15pm for Mites & Squirts
   6:30pm-7:30pm for Peewees & Bantams

- Games are played cross ice with volunteer youth and adult referees. Volunteer bench coaches will be provided in addition to an official timekeeper.

- Players must be USA Hockey registered OR sign a waiver.

- All players must complete the rink's wavier prior to playing.


The waiver for The Ice Center can be found at

For further information or questions please email, Matt Migonis at the


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


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:

  • Registration deadline, for 8U travel, 10U, 12U and 14U is July 22nd! This is to accommodate the planning of tryouts beginning the following week and for jersey ordering!
  • This merger will offer top tier co-ed and regular co-ed teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U levels and girls only teams at 10U, 12U & 14U. Details inside the registration on what to expect from each level. 
  • Tryouts are happening soon! They are scheduled for in the last week in July and first two weeks in August. Schedule of times and location details are included in registration. Your player must be registered with CVYH to participate in tryouts! (Dates are 7/27, 8/3 and 8/10 dependent on what level your player(s) is at. Your player must attend at least one tryout. 
  • Tuition costs this year include a game jersey and socks, for you to keep, with your players name on the back! It is important that you fill out the jersey sizing and sock sizing at registration. Additionally, we are asking players to give their top 5 number choices. CVYH will do our best to accommodate number selections – but do understand, this is being done on a first come first serve based. You can find sizing of jerseys and socks below.


Thank You!

The CVYH Registration Committee



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

Also, we are accepting ideas for our new team name! From now until June 24th submit your ideas at The new name will be announced in early July. You could be part of CVYH history with your name idea!

Harwood Youth Hockey Association

Harwood Youth Hockey Association ("HYHA"), also known as Friends of Harwood Hockey, Inc., was formed in 1980 as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of teaching boys and girls from the towns of Waterbury, Duxbury, Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Hancock and Granville, Vermont the game of hockey. HYHA has experienced a great amount of growth through the years.

Since 2003, The Ice Center of Washington West in Waterbury, Vermont has been the proud home of HYHA.

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Harwood Youth Hockey Association

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Harwood Youth Hockey

PO Box 92

Waterbury, Vermont 05676

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These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

Waterbury Sports

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Waterbury Sports is a wonderful local business just a stone's throw away from our home ice rink. Their store is stocked with all our favorite sporting goods needs to get you quickly outdoors or in the rink enjoying what you like to do best - PLAY! 

We thank them for supporting HYHA! 

The Ice Center of Washington West

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The Ice Center of Washington West is the proud home of Harwood Youth Hockey! 

Open year round to support our passion of being on the ice! 

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