Bernards-Somerville SHIHA

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Change Team: 

Thank you for your interest in the SHIHA Bernards/Somerville

Middle School Club Team!


Who are we:

  • The MS Club team is managed and supported by the Somerset Hills Ice Hockey Association (SHIHA) Board Members and plays under the Bernards/Somerville Team Name. 

  • The Bernards/Somerville Middle School Team is managed as a Club team and is not sanctioned by the Middle School or Board of Education.

  • Our goal is to promote the development of Youth Ice Hockey in the Bernards and Somerville School Districts.

  • Our Middle School program is open to players in grades 6 through 8 residing in Bedminster, Bernardsville, Branchburg, Far Hills, Peapack- Gladstone and Somerville. Students entering 5th grade will also be considered.  Players from surrounding towns who do not have a club team in the league will also be considered.

  • The program offers a great opportunity for kids to play with other kids from town, at different age groups and skill levels who will potentially play together in High School on the Bernards/Somerville Varsity Team.   


League & Games:

  • The Middle School Team has participated in the Bridgewater Middle School League for 12+ years.

  • The league is run by BSA with all games played out of BSA on Sunday (early evenings) and a few Friday evenings. 

  • Typically it is a 12 game season plus playoffs.

  • Other middle school teams we compete against include teams from Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Hunterdon, Watchung and Westfield; many of which also compete in the Skylands Conference with the High School Program.

  • The Season begins in mid-October and ends in mid-March.



  • The head coach is Ron Pace.  He is a qualified coach who also coaches with the Hunterdon Bears. 



  • Depending on skill level and player interest, Coach may schedule a few team practices; approximately 4-6 per season.

  • Practices are limited since many players also to play for other travel teams that are usually a much bigger commitment and have regular practices and games during the same season.



  • A pre-season skate/evaluation will be scheduled in September timeframe to determine the skill level of the players.

  • There is no official tryout and we welcome everyone regardless of gender or skill level.



Tuition includes league fees, jersey, socks, non-parent coach, end of season team dinner and player gift.

  • The MS Tuition for the 2016-2017 season was $475 per player and is determined by the number of players rostered.

  • A $200 deposit is due in September/ October timeframe to secure a spot on the roster with the balance due in November.



  • The SHIHA coordinates an Ad Journal fundraiser with the High School Program to help offset the cost to families.

  • Fundraising usually starts in June/July Timeframe through October.

  • Approximately 80% of individual player sales is returned to players via tuition credit. 

  • Middle School players are asked to sell $250 in ad sales.

  • Check out the Booster Club section of this site for samples of previous season journals.



  • As a parent run organization we need your help!  

  • We are always looking to add some fresh faces and new ideas into the program.

  • We Invite you to get involved...if you are interested in becoming a board member, want to be a team manager or coordinate various team activities such as the end of season banquet and team uniforms, simply contact the coach.


For More information on the Middle School Program contact:  Coach Ron Pace