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Oakland Bears Travel Hockey


Save the Date for 2024-25 Travel Team Tryouts!
Visit our Tryouts page for specific age groups dates and times.
See you at the Rink!!

What is Bears Travel Hockey?

Ready for the next level of challenge?  Tryout for our travel hockey teams!  With pre-season practices and games starting in mid-August and formal NorCal season games running through April, travel hockey is a way of life!  Teams are leveled at AA, A, BB, B levels by age range based on pre-season results. Players practice about twice a week and have a game(s) on weekends throughout the season. Teams also travel to 2 or 3 “Away” four-day tournaments, typically two in-state and one out of state.   


While travel hockey is a large time commitment, it is a total blast for the whole family. Teams work hard, play hard and develop through collaboration, support, and rigor- on and off the ice. With our combined travel and in-house programs, we have the level of hockey for every player and, on even our most competitive teams, we focus on development, fair ice, and learning time for ALL players.


Hockey Day Camp Summer 2024!

By Brad Martin 01/29/2024, 11:45am PST

Oakland Ice is pleased to announce our Summer '24 Hockey Day Camp schedule! 

OIC Hockey Day Camp Coaches:
Eugene Murphy, Brad Martin, plus various rink staff coaches!

Group A is "Tier", and "A" level travel players only. (36 players max)
Group B is "BB/B", In-House, and entry level players.(36 players max)

Hockey Camp is full day!
Full daily schedule TBA!
Daily drop-off 7:30am, pick up 3:00pm

Hockey Camp Dates:

Week 1: June 10 - June 13 (four-day week)

*A/BB/B tryouts begin June 14*

Week 2: June 17 - June 21

Week 3: July 8 -July 12

If you are registering for multiple weeks, please email the hockey manager Brad Martin for your discount code.


Spring Hockey Tournament League Announced!

By Brad Martin 02/13/2023, 4:30pm PST

Spring Hockey is Here!

BAY AREA BEARS 2023 Spring Hockey

Register for Evaluations Here!

Oakland Ice is pleased to announce the Bay Area Bears spring program. 

The Bay Area Bears will consist of two practices a week (both weeknights) and each team will attend one tournament during Memorial Day Weekend. 10U, 12U, 14U teams will be registered to participate at Great Park Ice Memorial Shoot Out in Irvine, CA. Tournament location for 16U TBA.

There is no league play or other games scheduled.

Coaching Staff: *subject to change*

  • 10U – (2014 – 2013) Errol Garcia
  • 12U 1 - (2012 – 2011) Brad Martin 12U 2 – (2012 – 2011) TBA
  • 14U 1 – (2010 – 2009) Jator Pierre 14U 2 – (2010 – 2011) Errol Garcia
  • 16U – (2008 – 2007) Chan Saephan


Each team will receive 2 practices a week. Schedule as follows:

March 27 – May 25

  • 10U: Monday and Wednesday’s- 5:30p – 6:30p
  • 12U: Monday and Wednesday’s- 6:45p – 7:45p
  • 14U: Monday and Wednesday’s- 8:00p – 9:00p
  • 16U: Tuesday and Thursday’s- 7:30p – 8:30p


Participants must register for evaluations starting March 20, once evaluated, team registrations will be required:

Evaluation Fee: $40.00 (evaluations March 20 – March 24) register following this link: Level - DaySmart Recreation

Team Fee: $750.00 Due after Evaluation: (Includes the following)

  • 18 practices
  • Jerseys and socks
  • Coaches’ expenses
  • Entry fee for tournament

Register for Evaluations Here!

Travel Expenses for players (travel, accommodations, transportation) are not included

Deadline to register for Evaluation spot is Monday March 6 th . Players must register for their 2023-24 USA Hockey birth years.

 Please contact Oakland Hockey Manager Brad Martin for any questions or to be considered for one of our open coaching spots:

Don't Miss Try Hockey For Free

By KT Kurita 11/03/2022, 6:15pm PDT

The Try Hockey for Free event is designed to provide kids ages 4 to 9 the opportunity to try hockey in a FUN, safe environment with trained coaching staff. 

No experience necessary! There will be plenty of assistance on hand to be sure your child has the best first hockey experience and answer any questions you might have. 

Arrive at 11:30 to gear up and get skates!  ice time is from 12:30-1:00. Gear provided on first come first served basis!

Register Here!




New Hockey Manager Announced!

Sharks Ice, Inc. announced today that Brad Martin will take the position of Oakland Hockey Manager and President of the Oakland Bears Hockey Club (OBHC), effective Monday, October 17, 2022. Martin will oversee all hockey operations at Oakland Ice Center and assume club responsibilities for the Oakland Bears. Reporting directly to Robert Savoie, Sr. Hockey Director of San Jose Sharks Ice, Brad will maintain an office in the Oakland Ice Center and be fully dedicated to Oakland programming both on and off the ice. 

“As hockey manager, my objective is to bring families, coaches, and players together in a fun and competitive hockey program that builds a stronger, healthier, happier community here in Oakland.  I will give coaches the support they need to grow and develop. These coaches will be developing quality players and even better people in our community.”, said Martin. “We will work as a coaching group to build a curriculum to give every participant the best opportunity to succeed in their goals.  Our club will strive to build a culture that unites our players and staff to work hard for each other.”

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About Brad Martin

Brad grew up in Rhode Island where he started his hockey journey. At the age of 13, Martin moved to Florida and played for the Gulf Coast Flames AA and AAA programs out of Ellenton. He quickly became one of the top goaltenders in the Southeast area. At the age of 16, Martin began coaching High School goalies and started a private coaching practice. He relocated to the Bay Area in December 2016 to be closer to his family and to work with the OBHC.  Since 2016, Martin served in a variety of Bears travel team coaching roles. He is currently the Head Coach of Bears 10U-1 and Head Goalie Coach for the UC Berkeley ACHA Club Team.

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Martin enjoys playing pick-up hockey a few times each week, golfing, and grilling with friends and family. 

We look forward to Brad facilitating the progression of our players and the overall growth of youth hockey in Oakland, CA, and surrounding communities. 

If you have any questions regarding the Oakland Bears Hockey Club, please contact Brad directly at or stop by his office at OIC as his door is always open! 

Please join us in giving Brad a warm welcome to the Bears organization!

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Oakland Bears Tryouts!

By Chi-Yin Tse 05/07/2022, 8:00pm PDT



All players are required to have the 2022-23 USAH Membership registration for tryouts. 

Please bring a copy of your players' birth certificate or passport to tryouts if you are a new player in the travel hockey program.


USAH Membership


2022-23 Tryout Dates & Times


10U (2012/2013)
June 19, 11:00 - 12:00 PM
June 20, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

12U (2010/2011)
June 19, 12:15 - 1:15 PM
June 20, 8:15 - 9:15 PM

14U (2008/2009)
June 19, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
June 21, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

16U (2006/2007)
June 19, 2:45 - 3:45 PM
June 21, 8:45 - 9:45 PM

High School - Varsity
June 19, 2:45 - 3:45 PM
June 21, 8:45 - 9:45 PM

Girls 12U (2010/2011)
June 22, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
June 23, 7:45 - 8:45 PM

Girls 14U 2008/2009)
June 23, 7:45 - 8:45 PM
June 22, 7:00 - 8:00 PM