About Us


Bulldawgz is a southwestern Pittsburgh inline travel hockey non-profit corporation which provides opportunities for youth of ages from 6 to 18 years old to play competitive hockey against other travel organizations from across Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

There are four aspects to the Bulldawgz experience that each team may or may not choose to participate in:

               • NAYRHL - 20 games and playoff weekend - travel to Philly to meet NY, NJ, PA teams.
               • Tournaments - 5 to 10 local, regional and national weekend tournaments.
               • Local Leagues - RMU league (all ages) or local adult league for 18u players.
               • Practices - depending on your choices, up to 14 practices.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to providing highly competitive hockey for youth, in the southwestern-Pittsburgh area, who want to extend their skills and talents beyond the school leagues. We strive to offer the best hockey experience for all of our players, parents and families.

Recruiting Area:

By NAYRHL rules, we can only recruit (generally) from the following schools/areas (there are exceptions):

• Baldwin
• Bethel Park
• Canonsburg
• Castle Shannon
• Chartiers Valley
• North & South Strabane
• Peters
• Moon
• Mount Lebanon
• South Hills
• Upper St Clair
• Washington
• West Allegheny

Board of Directors

• Mike Smith - President - (412) 720-6962
• Mike Puskar - Vice President - (412) 491-6137
• Keith Thurston - Treasurer - (412) 478-8692
• Eric Bernstein - Player Development - (412) 389-9477

Key Dates

• October – Board Annual Meeting
• November 17 – Tryouts
• December 10 – Team Assignments
• December 31 – Player 1st Payment - $200
• January 15 – NAYRHL Team Deposits - $100/team
• February 1 – Player 2nd Payment - $225 (or $175 for returning players)
• February 15 – NAYRHL Team Payments - $500/team ($600 total) - After 2/15 $650/team
• February 15 – NAYRHL Rosters Input Deadline
• March – NAYRHL Local team scheduling
• April – Season Begins
• June 12-15 – Playoffs at Hot Shots - Scottdale, PA
• August – Tournament Season Ends


2020 FESTIVAL DATES (EACH TEAM WILL ONLY TRAVEL ONE OF THE TWO WEEKENDS TO PHILLY/NJ)
• April 18-19 - NJ/Philly clubs travel to either Pitts or NY
• April 25-26 - Pitts & NY travel to Philly/NJ
• May 2-3 - NJ/Philly clubs travel to either Pitts or NY
• May 16-17 - Pitts & NY travel to Philly/NJ
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2020 FINALS
• Finals weekend: June 12 - 15 @ Hot Shots


Join in the Winning Tradition

Commitment to Excellence

Competitive Hockey

Regional Travel

Great Coaches

Fun for All

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