In July of 2014, the Federal Hockey League awarded an expansion team to the area. The league was forming the Berlin Hockey LLC, to own and manage the new team until local ownership is found. That team would be moved to North Adams, Massachusetts before it would play. Another team would take to the ice for the 2015-16 season. The team would withdraw after the 2016-17 season due to travel expenses. The owner of that team had tried to join the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey for the 2017-18 season but was unsucessful. They would join the league for the 2018-19 season.
Teams[edit | edit source]
- Berlin Mountaineers
- Berlin Maroons (1937-1974, 1975-1979) won United States National Senior Hockey Championships in 1954, 1967, and 1968 as well as several New England AHA championships
- Berlin Jr. Maroons (International Junior Hockey League, 2010) were listed on team directory in the summer of 2010 but don't appear to have played
- Berlin River Drivers
- (Federal Hockey League, 2014) franchise was moved by the league to North Adams, Massachusetts on September 8, 2014 due to what was hoped to be more business support in North Adams.
- (Federal Hockey League, 2015-2017) withdrew