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 protected. Application forms may be accessed here.
Please note: all scholarship applications must be received by September 30, 2022.
No applications will be accepted after September 30th.
This weekend the Hershey House program will be finalizing teams, schedules and getting information out to the players and families. There is a very limited number of spots left in a couple divisions and if you are interested, please see the notification in this House News Article.
The HJB Mite travel teams open up their season this weekend with the "Mites Jamboree" where they will play a marathon of games to determine their division for the season. Both our mite travel teams will be playing 4 games in a matter of 4 hours! We wish them the best of luck as they kickoff the season.
Finally, the HJB Squirt travel team hopes to extend their winning streak this weekend as they take on rival Wilkes Barre Scranton Jr Penguins at the Hersheypark Arena Sunday. Puck drop is at 9:00am.
Let's Go Bears!
What the partnership between EJEPL and DVHL means for the Hershey Jr Bears.
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!!!