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CYHA: Greater Boston Youth Roller Hockey League!

Charlestown Families,

The Greater Boston Youth Roller Hockey League is forming this Spring.  Games will be played at roller hockey rinks around Boston neighborhoods including Charlestown.  

If your daughter or son is interested in forming a team with their friends or teammates, please see the information sheet below.

Board of Directors


What: Youth roller hockey league in the City of Boston and surrounding towns/communities, with the purpose of providing a fun, developmental experience of learning the game of hockey away from the ice rink, focusing of player skill development, skating, competitiveness, team-work, and enjoyment of the game of hockey.

Who: Teams at the ages U8, U10, U12, U14, & U16 from South Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, Allston-Brighton, West Roxbury, Hyde

Park, Milton, Dedham, Quincy, Canton, Norwood, Weymouth, Braintree.

Where: City of Boston roller hockey rinks, town roller hockey rinks.

Team Format: 8-10 players per team (includes 1 goalie)
1 adult coach per team (mandatory)
8 games minimum
May 1 – June 12, 2021 (7 weeks) – 1 game per week (playoffs tournie final weekend)


GBYRHL Director – Larry Rooney, Catholic Memorial Varsity Hockey Coach 2016-2021, resident of Milton, grew up playing hockey in South Boston Youth Hockey program, Thayer Academy ‘87, Providence College ’91, Buffalo Sabres 1986 NHL Draft.
1 Site Supervisor per program (rink/location) responsible for game supervision, referees at site, and teams from that neighborhood/town.
Referees – Local high school hockey players
Potential Sponsorship: Pure Hockey, Monkey Sports, or Play-it-Again-Sports (t-shirts and supplies).


Larry Rooney
mobile: 617-620-0367


“I think roller hockey is truly beneficial for growth as young hockey players. I played just about every day growing up. It develops stick handling & creativity, as well as a love for the game. There aren’t many things I’ve done on the ice that I didn’t first try in roller hockey.” Charlie Coyle, Boston Bruins

by posted 04/03/2021

Thanks to our teams and coaches that participated in the 2021 Mayor's Cup

The following CYHA teams are Mayor's Cup Champions


 Midget A                     U14 Girls

 Bantam A                    U12 Girls

 Pee Wee AA                 U10 Girls

 Squirt AAA                   Mite AAA

 Squirt A                        Mite AA




Thanks to the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department for organizing this year's event.


by posted 02/28/2021
CYHA COVID-19: 2020-2021 Games Update

CYHA Families,

As we head into CYHA hockey, the board wanted to share some information about how our program will operate in the era of COVID-19. First and foremost, the safety of the players and coaches is our top priority, and we will follow the current state and local guidelines, as well as the guidelines set forth by MA Hockey.  These guidelines are linked below. Following these guidelines is mandatory and will give our program the best chance of being able to continue to operate throughout the season.

Parents, you are the first line of defense. If your player is not feeling well, coughing, has a temperature (above 100.4) or is congested, please keep them at home.  If we see that a player is showing signs of any sickness, coaches and board members will contact parents and have them exit the ice. If anyone in your immediate family has had contact with someone with COVID, or if your player is subject to quarantine or testing from another organization, please do not send your player to practice, quarantine him or her for the recommended 2 weeks, or until you can show a negative COVID test. Please contact the CYHA Board if a family has been exposed to COVID-19. 

Coaches, you will be asked to take attendance at practices and games in case there is a need to assist with contact tracing. In addition, please check the rink specific guidelines prior to games and let parents know about any waivers that must be signed in advance.

Even with adherence to all of the guidelines, we must be prepared for cases to emerge within CYHA. We have heard from other programs who have had individual cases in their program. Given that the CDC has defined exposure as at least 15 minutes within less than six feet of someone with COVID-19 (see link), we do not intend to inform the entire program if a player or parent has tested positive. Rather, we will inform the families of the players who have had direct exposure and follow Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) guidelines. 

These are challenging times, and we appreciate all of the positive feedback and support we have received as we get the kids back on the ice. Please let us know if you have any questions.


CYHA Board


Mass Hockey Guidelines:


VHL Rink Guidelines:


Rink specific guidelines - We are required to follow individual rink guidelines, which may include signing waivers. when we play at other rinks. Please see link below for rink specific guidelines.


by posted 09/25/2020
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