Placement of players on travel teams will not be announced until after all tryouts are complete and coaches have been identified. Placements will be announced via email as in past years followed by contact via email or phone from the coach. With the school holiday immediately after tryouts, families should not expect to hear on team placement until the week of 4/28.
We appreciate everyone's patience. We have over 280 players trying out to be placed on 18 teams. It is a significant undertaking to try and properly place all the players and then identifying and confirming the coaches for each team.
Buying and Selling Hockey Equipment
Every year families from NYH ask about the best way to buy/sell their used equipment. Kids seems to grow out of their equipment on a yearly basis, and it is important for families to have options when it comes to finding ways to buy affordable equipment. NYH in the past had tried an equipment exchange on our website, but it never really took off or was effective for our families.
We would like to make you aware of a new option --- knownbuy.com. Knownbuy is a business started by a Needham resident as a way for people to buy and sell goods by shopping with people you know or are connected to in some way.
If you have equipment that you want to sell or are looking to buy, please consider using knownbuy.
A group / shop has been setup for Needham Youth Hockey.
Registration is now closed.All players who were on the PW and Squirt wait list should attend tryouts and we will place them on teams.Based on the feedback we have received over the past few weeks and the final registration data.We have made some modifications to tryout dates and times.
We have removed the tryouts scheduled for 4/15.We have moved the midget tryouts to avoid conflict with spring sports and reduced them to 2 - two hour tryouts, and we have also reduced the bantams to two tryouts due to low number of Bantams registered.We have tried to minimize the changes as we know people have scheduled around the initial dates, but also needed to be respectful of requests for changes that impacted large numbers of players.We will offer a supplemental tryout at the PeeWee level due to the conflict with Passover.
Below is the updated tryout information by age level and players should attend the first tryout based on the first letter of last name indicated below.NYH will post pinney #’s to identify the times players should show up for the next round of tryouts.
All Tryouts are at Boch Ice Center in Dedham.
Questions about Tryouts or if you will miss a tryout, please contact Phil Berejik our tryout coordinator at
U10 Girls – 4/7 4pm – A to Z
U12 Girls- 4/7 5:30pm. to 7:00pm. - A to Z (ALL U12)
4/8 4pm – A to G
4/8 5pm – H to R
4/8 6pm – S to Z
4/9 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
4/11 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
4/9 4pm – A to G
4/9 5pm – H to M
4/9 6pm – N to Z
4/14 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
4/16 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
*Note:For PeeWee players unable to attend one of the tryout dates listed above, you may attend the supplemental tryout.If you are going to miss a tryout date and attend the supplement tryout, you must register by CLICKING HERE and complete the attached form which will be transmitted to the tryout coordinator.
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Below is a link with valuable information for coaches, parents, and athletes. NYH would encourage everyone to review the website and read the information provided by the CDC.