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

Squad Locker

NYS Championship
16U TB team advances to the State Championship game today at 5:00 pm. They will play Norfolk/Norwood. This morning they beat Oswego 3-1 in a semi-final game. The team had to kill 5 penalties in the 3rd period along with a huge penalty shot save by Ben Sfarra with 38 seconds remaining to play while the team was already killing a penalty.
by posted 03/24/2019
16U TB Team advances!
The 16U TB has advance to the Medal Round of the NYS Tournament. The team won on Friday night against Thousand Island 6-2 and then on Saturday morning they won 3-1 over Jamestown and this evening 5-0 against Palisades. The team meets Oswego at 10:15 Sunday morning in a semi-final game. GO Bears!
by posted 03/23/2019
Bedford Katonah Hockey Association Annual Meeting

The Bedford Katonah Hockey Association Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9th 2019, location TBD.


We are hopeful that Bedford Bears members for the 2018-2019 season will be able to attend.


BKHA Board



by posted 03/22/2019
Bedford Bears Travel Tryout Informational Meeting




BKHA Travel Tryout

 Informational Meeting


Wednesday, March 27th



Bedford Hills Community House

74 Main Street

Bedford Hills, NY 10507


The BKHA Board will be available to discuss the travel tryout process and answer any questions you may have.


Thanks and Go Bears,

BKHA Board



by posted 03/20/2019
2019 Spring Clinic


2019 BKHA Spring Hockey Clinic

Harvey School, Evarts Rink 240 Jay St.

Katonah, NY


Sign up ASAP-availability is limited


Register at


Monday nights (8 weeks)


Overall Program: April 22rd to June 17th


Clinic Dates: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10 and 6/17


No Clinic on Memorial Day, 5/27


Participant Ages:


 Birth Years 2011-2015 from 6:15-7:15 PM

Birth Years 2007-2010 from 7:30-8:30PM



The cost is $200 if paid before April 1st and $225 after April 1st.


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


Players will be grouped by age and ability.


Register at

by posted 03/12/2019
Pee Wee B Wins HVHL Title!!!

Pee Wee B Champs

Congratulations to Pee Wee B for winning the HVHL 12U Kensico Championship this afternoon vs. Scarsdale, 5-0!  The Bears finished with a record of 20-0 in league play while scoring 113 goals and only giving up 24!


by posted 03/03/2019
Bedford Bears 2019-2020 Travel Tryouts


2019-2020 Bedford Bears Tryout Schedule

Harvey School, Evarts Rink 240 Jay St.

Katonah, NY



Below, please find the schedule for the Bedford Bears 2019-2020 Tryouts.  The following birth years will apply to each level.


SQUIRT 09-10

PEE WEE 07-08

BANTAM 05-06

MIDGET 01-04


Monday, 4/1

6:15-7:30p SQUIRT 1

7:45-9P PEE WEE 1


Tuesday, 4/2

6:00-7:15P SQUIRT 2


Thursday, 4/4

6:00-7:15P SQUIRT 3

7:30-8:45P PEE WEE 2


Friday 4/5

6:00-7:15P PEE WEE 3


Wednesday, 4/10

6:45P-8:00P BANTAM 1

8:15-9:30P MIDGET 1


Thursday, 4/11

7:30-8:45P BANTAM 2

9:00-10:15P MIDGET 2


Friday, 4/12

6:45-8P BANTAM 3

8:15-9:30P MIDGET 3


Registration is now open.  Please sign up through our website.





by posted 02/15/2019
New York State Champs!

State Champions!

New York State Champions: Bedford Bears Bantam A (TB)

The Bedford Bears Bantam A (TB) team captured the New York State championship title the weekend of March 23rd to 25th in Buffalo, NY.  It is the first State title in Bears history.  The Bears began their quest for the State title on Friday, March 23rd in the pool play round at CornerStone Arena in Lockport, NY.  In Game 1, the Bears faced-off against the Jamestown Lakers from Jamestown NY.  Jamestown was the number 1 seed from the West.  After a scoreless first period, Jamestown got on the board at 1:08 of the second period.  The Bears were able to answer on a breakaway goal by Jack Tuite (Shrub Oak) on a turnover by the Jamestown defenseman at 3:13. Michael McKeon (Waccabuc) gave the Bears the lead at 2-1 from an assist from Mattie Wierl (Katonah) at 6:33 of the second.  Jamestown finished out the scoring two goals in the second period at 10:29 and 14:24 to take a 3-2 lead into intermission.  The Bears were able to tie the game at 15:13 of the 3rd period on an unassisted goal by Sava Mararenko (Yorktown Heights).  The game remained that way until Jamestown scored 1:42 into overtime for a 4-3 win.  Rich Mugler (Bedford) had 36 saves in the game in goal.

On Saturday, the Bears had to play the final two games of the pool play at the Northtown Center in Amherst, NY.   The Bears opened the day against North Country (Number 2 seed) from the north.  The Bears jumped out to an early first period lead on goals by Nick Biagini (Mahopac), two by Sava Mararenko, and Mattie Wierl.  They added to the lead with goals by in the second period by Gabe Adams (Chappaqua) and 2 more from Nick Biagini.  They finished with goals by Mararenko, Tuite, Wierl and Michael Vessecchia (Bedford) in the third period.  Goalie Ben Sfarra (Armonk) had 19 saves in the game. 

In second game of the day, the Bears faced Cortland (Number 1 seed) from the Central and built an early lead in the first period on a natural hat trick by Mattie Wierl.  They added to the score in the second with goals by Gabe Adams, Jack Tuite, Nick Biagini and 3 more from Mattie Wierl.  The Bears added two more in the third by Wierl and Joe Cirpriano (Armonk).  In the game Mattie Wierl finished with 7 goals for the Bears.  Rich Mugler finished with 21 saves.  At the completion of the game the Bears found out that they would be playing HVHL rival White Plains in a semi-final Medal round game on Sunday.

On Sunday, the Bears traveled back to CornerStone Arena in Lockport, NY to face White Plains in one of two semi-final games to determine who would face-off for the State Championship at 2:00.  The game started with a quick pace that continued through the game.  Both teams had scoring opportunities through the first period until White Plains was able to break through to take a 1-0 lead with 6:21 to play in the period.  They increased their led to 2-0 on a power-play goal with 11:24 left in the second period.  The Bears cut the score to 2-1 at 10:05 of the second period on a goal from Michael McKeon on a nice give and go at the corner of the goal mouth from a feed from Sava Makarenko.  The Bears tied the game at 7:46 mark on a goal from Gabe Adams on a redirect of a shot from Jack Tuite.  White Plains took the lead on an even strength goal with 6:23 left in the second.  White Plains took this 3-2 lead into intermission.  After intermission, the Bears continued to apply pressure on White Plains and finally tied the game at 3-3 on a power play goal by Mattie Wierl from a pass by Michael McKeon at 12:22. On the ensuing face-off Sava Makerenko took the puck and flew pass the White Plains defenseman to put the Bears ahead for good it 4-3 at 12:12.  Then with 4:30 left to play Jack Tuite added an insurance goal with assists going to Nick Biagini and Gabe Adams.  Goalie Ben Sfarra finished the game with 22 saves.

After a short rest back at the hotel the Bears had to pack their bags and check out of for the 2:00 championship game at the Northtown Center against Jamestown (1 seed from West) who they had lost to in the Pool play round 4-3 in overtime.  The Bears came out strong and showed no signs of a letdown after beating White Plains.  The teams stayed knotted at 0-0 until Jack Tuite won an offensive zone face-off to Brien Suchanek (Somers) who fired a shot to the net that Tuite deflected down through the goalie legs to give the Bears a 1-0 lead with 6:13 left in the first.  The goal may not have happened if it was not a heads up play by Michael McKeon to force the face-off in the Lakers end of the ice.  Michael noticed that group of players from both teams were changing and that the Laker goalie was going to try to move the puck so he raced in to force the goaltender to freeze the puck before making his own change.  The first period end with the Bears leading 1-0.  The Bears started the second period on a powerplay and the Lakers were called for another infraction shortly after the start of the period.  The Bears took advantage of the 5 on 3 powerplay and added to their lead on a goal by Jack Tuite with assists going to Matt Wierl and Michael McKeon at 15:26 of the start of the period.  The Lakers were able to cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal from the high in the slot area on a shot that was originally blocked by a Bear player with 3:15 to go in the second.  The 3rd period was filled with strong up and down play by both teams.  Both goalies made several key saves to keep the game at 2-1 until Mattie Wierl out battled a Jamestown defenseman in the corner. He then made a pass to a streaking Gabe Adams who was coming from the bench to which he redirected the puck to the top corner and put the Bears up 3-1 with 12:10 left to play.  The Bears took a penalty with 4:44 to go in the game and were able to kill the penalty off but Jamestown had pulled their goalie for an extra attacker for the final 55 seconds of the penalty.  The Bears were not able to get control of the puck and the Lakers scored with 1:28 left to play.  The Lakers won the ensuing face-off and were able to pull their goalie again as they attacked the Bears zone.  Ben Sfarra had to make a couple of more key saves before the Bears were able to ice the puck with 35 seconds to go.  The Bears were able to win the face-off to the right of Sfarra but were unable to get the puck out until there were 12 seconds left on the clock but Jamestown quickly attacked the Bedford zone again when Joe Cipriano block the first shot attempt to the goal and then Chris Stiller (Mahopac) blocked the second attempt in which the puck rolled on goal and Ben Sfarra covered with .5 seconds remaining.  The face-off went to the left of Sfarra in which Mattie Wierl pushed to the sideboards and the horn sounded to start the celebration with a BEARS victory.  BEARS STATE CHAMPIONS!!!


Our forwards were led by the following players:

Gabe Adams (Chappaqua) (80 points)

Nick Biagini (Mahopac) (53 points)

Sava Makarenko (Yorktown Heights) (71 points)

Michael McKeon (Waccabuc) (65 points)

Jack Tuite (Shrub Oak) (99 points)

Michael Vessecchia (Bedford) (20 points)

Matt Wierl (Katonah) (92 points)


Our defense were led by the following players:

Joe Cipriano (Armonk)(26 points with a plus/minus of 61)

Aidan Dermody (Pleasantville) (10 points with a plus/minus of 43)

Ryan Kaplan (Katonah) (8 points and a plus/minus of 50)

Chris Stiller (Mahopac) (18 points with a plus/minus of 58)

Brien Suchanek (Somers) (11 points with a plus/minus of 46)


Our goaltenders were:

Rich Mugler (Bedford) (19-3-2) with a Goals Against Average of 1.59 and Save % of 89.91%)

Ben Sfarra (Armonk) (20-2-4) record with a Goals Against Average of 1.52 and a Save % of 91.14%)

by posted 04/01/2018
Harvey School Rink Rules

Harvey Rink Rules


Food: Food is not permitted in the rink area or locker rooms at any time. This includes donuts, pretzels, cookies, popcorn, etc. Please note that popcorn is not allowed anywhere in the building.
Parking: No parking is ever allowed on the driveway leading to the rink parking lot. Should the lot be full, you may either park on the grass, or you may temporarily double park behind someone that you know.
Parents With Children: We welcome you to bring your young children, but they must be supervised at ALL TIMES. They MUST stay in the lounge with you. The stairs, lobby, and rink area are off limits to running and playing. They cannot leave the lounge without a parent, and will not be allowed to run through the building. There will be zero tolerance toward individuals not following this policy at all times.
Grid or Fire Zone: Cars are not permitted to enter the grid area near the rink steps for any reason. This is a fire zone, not a loading zone, or drop off zone. This will be strictly enforced.
Rink Area: Please do not leave rubber matted areas. All non-rubber matted areas are off limits at all times. No one is permitted to walk in the area past the engine room. Only coaches, and officers of the club are permitted to be in or walk to the home bench area.

by posted 04/30/2014
Rink Status
Harvey School - Katonah OPEN (3/26) 
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