Bruins Academy hosted by LYH

Updated Wednesday December 5, 2018 by Brian Boisson.

The Boston Bruins are excited to continue and grow the Bruins Academy Learn to Play presented by Pure Hockey (previously called "Little Bruins") to help aspiring, youth hockey players develop their skills. For the first time this season, the program is expanding to over 80 locations across New England and over 5,000 youth players will have the opportunity participate.

The program is available to boys and girls ages 4-9. For a registration fee of $100, the program includes a full free set of CCM equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which includes skates, a professional personalized fitting, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches.

The Boston Bruins are thrilled to share their passion for hockey with the next generation of hockey players.* This year, $2,500,000 (retail value) worth of equipment will be donated through this program. *

Equipment fittings will take place at the six stops of the 2018 Bruins Fan Fest Tour in August and at designated Pure Hockey locations in September.

Following the fitting, the gear will be shipped and delivered to participants between August 23 and September 14.

Your Set of Free Equipment Includes:

  • Skates
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

*Children that have registered with a USA Hockey association or have previously completed this program are not eligible. All registrations will be checked to ensure you have not completed program or are in a USA Hockey association. All children should be able to skate on their own, unaided. Please check in with your local rink on skating lessons before starting Bruins Academy Learn to Play program.