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Hershey Jr Bears Looking Forward to 2022-2023 Season

The Hershey Jr Bears organization is excited to announce that our Travel and House Teams will continue to play home games and conduct practices next season (2022-2023) in 3 local area rinks including Historic Hershey Park Arena and Giant Center in Hershey, and Twin Ponds East in Harrisburg. 

The Jr Bears are the Midstate region's longest-tenured youth hockey program and are excited to continue our tradition of offering a broad array of youth hockey programs for players of all ages next season. In 2022-2023, the Jr Bears will be participating in the DVHL, along with the exciting new opportunities that develop from the partnership between the DVHL and the EJEPL. Please see the attached press release for information on that topic. 

As always, we want to give many thanks to all our loyal players, coaches and hockey families for all they do! If you are interested in continuing to volunteer or are interested in starting to volunteer as a Coach, Manager or other role for the first time, stayed tuned to this site for an update on our forthcoming Coaches & Managers meeting for 2022-2023 which will be occurring shortly after the start of the New Year. 
 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Let's Go JrBears!!!



covid-19

CDC guidelines and definitions that the DVHL intends to follow.

 

Document below

 


2021-2022 HJB House Non & Limited Travel Ice Hockey Program Guide

Mite and Squirt Levels are at Capacity ! 

Click on document below to open and download this years hockey program guide!



IMPORTANT 2021-22 DVHL FORMS

Please download & print the DVHL Code of Conduct and Player Agreements for the upcoming 2021-22 hockey season.


Travel Hockey Registration now open! - click banner above

Click on banner above to register for the 2021-2022 Travel Hockey Season!

 


2021-2022 HJB Travel Hockey Program Guide

Click on document below to open and download this years hockey program guide!


J. Bruce McKinney Scholarship Fund

Through the kindness of J. Bruce McKinney and other donors, the Hershey Jr. Bears Organization is able to offer limited financial assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulty.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. The identity and the financial information of all applicants will be strictly confidential.

Application forms may be requested by contacting Lori Rich at lrich@hersheyjrbears.org

Please note: ALL Scholarship Fund applications must be received by August 31, 2021. No applications will be accepted after August 31st.


Social Media & Conflict Management Policy


usa hockey directive


AAHA Zero Tolerance Video

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

CLICK HERE

 


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.


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!!!
 



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2018-19 End of season banquet video below