The Bedford Katonah Hockey Association, also known as the Bedford Bears, is a youth travel hockey program whose mission is to help young players develop their skills and foster a love for the game of hockey in a family friendly environment.

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Bedford Bears Hockey Mission Statement

The Bedford Katonah Hockey Association, also known as the Bedford Bears, is a youth travel hockey program whose mission is to help young players develop their skills and foster a love for the game of hockey in a family friendly environment. We encourage healthy competition, but place a greater emphasis on sportsmanship, team-play and simply having fun.

Bedford Katonah Hockey Association 
P.O. Box 766
Katonah, NY 10536

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2021 Bedford Bears Spring Clinic

 

 

2021 BKHA Spring Hockey Clinic

Harvey School, Evarts Rink 240 Jay St.

Katonah, NY

 

Sign up ASAP-availability is limited

 

Register at www.bedfordbearshockey.com

 

Monday nights (8 weeks)

 

Overall Program: April 12th to June 7th

 

Clinic Dates: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 6/7

 

No Clinic on Memorial Day, 5/31

 

Participant Ages:

 

 Birth Years 2009-2016 from 6:00-7:15 PM

 

 

 

The cost is $250.

 

The Clinic will focus on skating, shooting, stick-handling, small area games and scrimmages.

 

Players will be grouped by age and ability.

 

Register at www.bedfordbearshockey.com


by posted 03/23/2021
2021-2022 Travel Tryouts Information

 

Bedford Bears Tryouts Schedule 2021 - 2022 Season

 

In accordance with NYSAHA’s guidelines regarding tryouts for the 2021 - 2022 season, 10U and 12U tryouts cannot begin until 48 hours after the completion the NYS Tier III tournament which ends on April 25th and the 14U, 16U and 18U tryouts cannot begin until 48 hours after the National Tournament which ends on May 2nd.

 

Tryout Schedule

 

Tuesday, April 27th

5:45 to 7:00 (10U)

 

Thursday, April 29th

5:45 to 7:00 (10U)

7:15 to 8:35 (12U)

 

Friday, April 30th

5:45 to 7:00 (12U)

 

Saturday, May 1st

1:30 to 3:00 (10U)

3:15 to 4:45 (12U)

 

Thursday, May 6th

6:00 to 7:15 (14U)

7:30 to 8:45 (16U & 18U)

 

Friday, May 7th

6:00 to 7:15 (14U)       

7:30 to 8:45 (16U & 18U)

 

Saturday, May 8th

1:30 to 3:00 (14U)

3:15 to 4:45 (16U & 18U)

 

 

 

The Bears will be fielding the following teams for the 2021 - 2022 season and will participate in the Hudson Valley Hockey League (HVHL):

 

1. 10U (2011 & 2012)

2. 12U (2009 & 2010)

3. 14U (2007 & 2008)

4. 16U and/or 18U (depending on the numbers) (2003 - 2006)

 

(TB) Tournament bound means that team participating in the Hudson Valley Hockey League is eligible to qualify for the New York State Tournament played in Buffalo in March.  The organization goal is to have TB teams where they will be able to compete competitively to achieve 1 of the 2 spots to represent the East Region.  If the Board feels that a TB team is not viable then it will place that team in the most competitive bracket within HVHL.  Teams can play TB at the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U levels.

 

The BKHA tryout fee structure for 2021 - 2022 season is as follows: The fee will be $225.00 with a late fee of $25.00 (after April 20th for 10U, 12U…..after April 27th for 14U-18U) and will have two components:

 

1. $75.00 of the fee will be non-refundable.

2. $150.00 of the fee will be:

a. Credited toward the 2021 - 2022 season fee if the player is offered a spot on a team

and accepts.

b. Forfeited if the player is offered a spot on a team and declines.

c. Forfeited if the player participates in any portion of the tryout process and withdraws       prior to the selection meeting.

d. Returned by check if the player is not offered a spot on a team.

 

In terms of how the teams are selected, the Bears use a broad in-house group approach to picking the teams.

 

The Tryout process consists of scrimmage sessions for both current BKHA players and any other outside participants.

 

The team selection process consists of the Year-end Player reviews for current Bears as well as the tryout scrimmages. Each evaluator uses a standard form on which player’s skills and abilities are evaluated and ranked.

 

As evaluators, at each level and for each team, we have our current Head coaches, assistant coaches and independent personnel participate in player evaluations.  At the end of the tryout process these same evaluators will meet to select rosters for the 2021 - 2022 season.

 

The Bears reserve the right to hold up to 4 roster spots open on the A teams, to provide an opportunity for ANY player who significantly improves over the summer months to move up.  These team spots will be filled by or about mid-October by decision of the respective coaching staff and the Board.

 

Team rosters will consist of no more than 15 skaters and 2 goalies for each team. This does not mean that each team will have the maximum number of 15 skaters or 2 goalies on each team.

 

Players will be notified as follows:

 

All “A” team members will be notified by e-mail 24 hours after the selection process. Those players will have 24 hours after those e-mails are sent to accept their spot with the team. Acceptance requires a deposit of half the tuition fee paid by either credit card or check. If by check, then arrangement will be made to meet a Board Member within this 24-hour period.

 

All “B” team members will be notified by e-mail 24 hours after the selection process. Those players will have 24 hours after those e-mails are sent to accept their spot with the team. Acceptance requires a deposit of half the tuition fee paid by either credit card or check. If by check, then arrangement will be made to meet a Board Member within this 24-hour period.

 

All wait list players will be notified by e-mail 72 hours after the selection process. If players on one of the two teams mentioned above decline their spot, then BKHA Board will notify the potential wait list player of a spot and then they will have 24 hours to accept that spot. Acceptance requires a deposit of half the tuition fee paid by either credit card or check. If by check, then arrangement will be made to meet a Board Member within this 24-hour period.


by posted 03/17/2021
Looking for Goalies!!!!!

The Bedford Bears are looking for goalies for the 2021-2022 travel season at the 10U level.  Birth years 2011 and 2012.  If you have a child or know a child interested in playing goalie for the Bedford Bears, please reach out to us at bkhabears@gmail.com.

 

Thanks and Go Bears!!!


by posted 03/17/2021
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