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The Hershey Jr Bears are proud to announce a brand new, FREE learn to play hockey program exclusively for GIRLS! The HJB Girls Intro to Hockey has been created to introduce girls of any age in the area to the great sport of hockey -- no experience needed, and best of all -- it's FREE!!!

Come learn the basics of ice hockey -- skating, passing, shooting and more -- on Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm on "The Puddle" mini rink at Twin Ponds East under the watchful eyes of our coaching staff.

No prior hockey experience needed. As long as you can stand on the ice in skates, you're good to go! Here are the details:

* All players must wear a protective helmet on the ice -- please bring one if you have it, otherwise we'll try to provide one

* Hockey Gloves and Hockey Stick are recommended, so if you have them, please bring. If not, we will provide what we can.

Session Dates include the following Sundays:

* November 10th
* November 17th 
* December 8th 
* December 15th 
* January 12th 
* January 19th

We look forward to seeing all the hockey girls of the Central PA region at the sessions! Any questions, please DM us or email program director Kurt Staller at

usa hockey directive


The Hershey Jr. Bears would like to welcome and introduce new Board Members!   

Melissa Darr - Fundraising Assistant and Banquet Coordinator

Seth Mullen - Safe Sport Assistant

Remembering John Devaney

Long time Scholarship and Finance Director BOD member John Devaney has passed away on October 24, 2019.

He has served on the HJB Board of Directors for many years and will be missed.

For more information about services CLICK HERE 

Helmets, Gloves & More!

The form below is for the upcoming 2019-2020 Hershey Jr. Bears season!

We have included a couple different helmets and a couple pairs of  gloves for you to choose from. The helmets can be bought either with a cage or without, if your child prefers to use something other than the stock cage. 

Also included, are a couple of different apparel items. We have the traditional track suit. Some of the new items are a winter jacket, a hoodie, a hat and different bags.  The prices are all below retail. 

The skate suit, anorak jacket, winter jacket and the hat will come embroidered with the HJB logo.  The bags and hoodie will have the HJB logo screen printed on it.

We are planning on doing a second order near the start of the season.

All orders are due by October 1st.

Please direct all questions to Collin Stough at 

AAHA Zero Tolerance Video

Please watch this 3 minute video regarding the AAHA Zero Tolerance Policy.



safesport update

SafeSport – Attached below are highlights and the memo summarizing SafeSport. 

  1. The US Center for SafeSport has exclusive jurisdiction over all allegations of Sexual Misconduct and has discretionary jurisdiction over other possible SafeSport allegations.
    1. Basically any adult, covered by USAH, is considered a mandatory reporter and if any such person learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of Child Abuse,

the adult shall as soon as possible report the suspected abuse to both the US Center for SafeSport and to applicable law enforcement authorities.

  1. SafeSport Training;
    1. Beginning this season, SafeSport training is required every year.  However if you completed training in the most recent season (2018-19) you will retain valid training status for 2019-20.
    2. All (whether registered with USAH or not) board members of the clubs and affiliates are to have SafeSport training.  There will be audits conducted to assure all required have been trained. 
    3. All players born in 2002 and earlier that are playing on a team with players under 18 are required to have SafeSport training prior to being put on the roster.
    4. USAH will offer and give training to minor athletes with age-specific training, this will not be required for the minor athletes except for “c” above.
  2. Screening will move to a national program administered by USAH starting the 2020-21 season.  The US Olympic Committee is still in the process of finalizing background screening policies, hopefully finalizing by September this year.
    1. The USAH national program will still require the Pennsylvania individuals to still follow PA law for screening.  THIS WILL NOT REPLACE THE PA SCREENING REQUIREMENTS.

j. bruce mckinney scholarship

Applications for financial assistance through the J. Bruce McKinney Scholarship fund are available by clicking the link below.

J. Bruce McKinney Scholarship fund application 

The purpose of the application form is to gain information to review your request for an award from the fund.

Deadline for application is August 31, 2019.

2019-2020 Travel Hockey Registration

The on-line registration is now open!

Click on banner to register for the 2019 - 2020 HJB Travel Hockey Season.


Hershey 2019-2020 Travel Hockey Program Guide

The Hershey Jr Bears are proud to announce the details of our 2019-2020 Travel Hockey programs. Please click on the image above for details on our Travel Hockey programs for ALL age levels. 


Thank You for your support of the HJB program and Let's Go Jr Bears!!!


Midget U18 A - DVHL Finalists

Congratulations to the HJB's U18 A team for earning second place overall in the DVHL Playoffs!

Pictured is (left to right) Hayden Drake (A), Tyler Shearer (C) and Jacob DelAvecchia (A)

Hockey learn-to-skate!

Beginning Hockey skating classes are available!
These lessons are developed in conjunction with USA Hockey and will develop or strengthen the skills needed for beginning and advanced beginning players.  A look at the hockey curriculum is available clicking on the link below. 

In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

Necessary equipment: • Hockey skates • HECC Approved Hockey Helmet

Use this LTS registration link, (click)  for more information and be sure to select the Hockey Track when asked. 

Let's go bears!!!

House Registration open for Squirt Level only

(click banner above to register)
House League Registration is still open for Squirt Level ages 9-10 year olds. Just a few spots remain..

All other Levels are maxed out as deadline has passed.


2019-2020 Brochure Below

2018-19 End of season banquet video below

click below for official HJB merch & apparel

HJB ONLINE STORE (click on above image)