The Newburyport Youth Hockey League was established to teach ice skating and the sport of ice hockey to children up to and including high school age. We are a parent-led, volunteer, non-profit organization.
U8 Mites (Ages 6 - 8)
U10 Squirts (Ages 9 &10)
U12 Peewees (Ages 11 & 12)
U14 Bantams (Ages 13 & 14)
Ages by 12/31/2023
NYHL Season generally begins the first week in September and ends in early April.
Teams participating in the Valley Hockey League will begin their parity games in the middle of September.
Once the parity round is completed, and teams are seeded appropriately, regular season games will begin.
Playoffs generally begin in March and are completed by the 1st week in April.
Practices are held at the Graf Rink in Newburyport, MA.
Between November & February, each team will have 1 practice a week at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH.
VHL games are scheduled throughout Northeast MA and are normally not more than a 30-45min drive.
NYHL Teams practice 2-3 times a week.
Teams will also participate in skills practices throughout the season.
All full time goalies will be invite to participate in goalie specific training at Stop-It Goaltending.
Games are generally held on weekends. Occasionally teams will be scheduled for a game during the week. This happens most frequently during holidays and/or school vacation weeks.
Due to fundraising efforts, the NYHL was able to provide uniforms for all players for the 2022-23 season and will look to provide uniforms for the 2023-24 season as well. Normally, there is an additional cost to players for uniforms.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will we have the new season schedule?
For games, we are at the mercy of the Valley Hockey League. VHL coordinates all the scheduling for games. As soon as VHL posts the schedule, our system updates the team calendars. Please be prepared to not have a set schedule until mid-October. Even then, things change and shift.
For practices, once the season gets rolling (beginning of Oct) the practices become more consistent with an extra practice thrown in here and there due to ice availability.
2023-2024 Regular Season
Player Evaluation Fee: $50/player
All players will be evaluated and placed on an NYHL Team before the end of April.
Player commitments are due before May 1st to secure a spot on your team.