Welcome to the Northern Lights Girls Hockey Website!
Players with the Northern Lights come from Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Connecticut Northern Lights teams compete at the highest level in state, regional and national play as members of the New England Girls Hockey League and the Connecticut Hockey Conference. However, the Northern Lights also provide multiple opportunities for girls who are looking for a less serious or more recreational commitment to participate in the sport of ice hockey.
NLGH Golf Tournament 10/20/2014 The Northern Lights is tremendously grateful to everyone who sponsored,...
Weekend Recap 10/14/2014 Our girls played a lot of hockey this weekend and many of our teams...
Our girls played a lot of hockey this weekend and many of our teams had success.
Our organization was well-represented at the Yale Clinic on Sunday - many of our U10s, U8s and one of our Mini Lights even participated.
U8s had a hard fought loss against Western Mite A and a nail biter of a loss (9-7) to West Hartford Mite B. The girls skated really well.
U10S traveled to Stamford to take on the u12 Greenwich Panthers on Saturday night. The girls showed no fear, while they outshot Greenwich in a scoreless 1st period. The Lights had several chances that went begging. After they realized they could skate with these girls, they found the back of the net early in the 2nd period. Lia Ernest scored 3:12 into the 2nd stanza with an assist from Ashley Kunzelman. 47 seconds later Thora Clark banged a shot pass the goalkeeper after a nifty pass from Shelby Little from behind the net. The girls had only one defensive lapse allowing a goal 2 minutes later in which Kellie Matteo had no chance in blocking. After that, the defense buckled down and did not allow a tying goal to the Panthers. The Silvers defense was stifling. They killed two power play opportunities to hang onto their lead. The lights also out shot their opponents in every single period. It was a well-balanced game for the girls who improved their record to 6-2-1
On Sunday morning, they faced off with Darien girls team for the 2nd time this season. The first game was a lopsided affair with the Lights winning 6-1 at ISCC. This time Darien played us close all the way at Twin Rinks in Stamford. Our girls seemed a little tired playing the 2nd half of a night-day back-to-back road game. One player who was not feeling the effects of fatigue was Sophie Blais. She scored both goals for the Silver, in a 2-1 win. She scored the 1st on a breakaway weaving through the Darien defense to take a 1-0 lead. Darien tied the game on a breakaway of their own in the 3rd period. Sophie put the game away late with a dynamic shot from the blue line that beat the Darien goaltender. Kellie Matteo was strong again between the pipes only allowing 2 goals in 2 games. This wrapped up a very successful road weekend in Stamford. The 2 wins improves the Lights record to 7-2-1.
U12S - participated in an international '24 hours of hockey' program
U14 Maroon had a great weekend of hockey!! We played our first CHC Tier II game of the season against West Hartford – a big game for us, since every CHC game is important to help us qualify for the State Tournament. We were missing several players and were outshot 36 to 13, but our defense kept the opponent out of the slot and our goalie was up to the task, and we came away with a 2 to 1 victory! On Sunday we played an evenly matched game against the Boch Blazers (shots on goal were 17-17), and we outscored them 2-0 to win that NEGHL matchup. That raises our record to 5-5-1 in NEGHL, which means we’re perfectly positioned in a competitive bracket, and 1-0-0 in CHC, which is a great start to the season there!
U14S, U16, U19 - swept the FLAG (Fight Like a Girl Tourney) - all won their brackets!
We recently wrapped up our Summer Lights programs. For the spring/summer, we had a total of 133 players, ages U8 to U19, participate on 8 teams in the South Windsor Spring League, the Marlboro Summer Splash, the Vermont Stars Summer Tournament, and the Women's Beantown Classic, including numerous non-NLGH girls from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. Feedback we heard from both the kids and parents is that they love spring/summer hockey....different experiences with different kids; a great experience overall.
We are pleased to announce that our Foundation Program starts on October 18th!
The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey Foundation program is a girls-only hockey program serving Northern Connecticut. In the Foundation Program, our goal is to teach girls the fundamentals of ice hockey – skating, stick handling, passing and shooting – while emphasizing skill development, cooperation, fair play, fitness, safety, and most importantly, fun!
Age: For girls age 4 thru 9 (born during 2005 – 2010) No experience required!
Session I: Begins October 18 through November 2
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
Session II: Begins January 3 through January 18
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
Following completion of the FREE Foundation program, girls can enroll in the Northern Lights developmental program for a nominal fee.
Where: International Skating Center of CT (ISCC) – Simsbury, CT.
Cost:FREE! Includes a Northern Lights hockey jersey.
Equipment: JAM Pro Shop (located at ISCC) is offering a starter equipment package that includes skates, helmet and hockey gloves (youth sizes only) for $125. Players should visit the Pro Shop two weeks prior to their first session to be sized.
Registration will be available soon on our website.
The 2014 Northern Lights 1st Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2014 at Blue Fox Run with dinner to follow. This is sure to be a fun, worthwhile event that brings together our friends, families and coworkers to raise money for our organization.
All - more information about the New England Girls Festival - see below. Information for '02s and '03s is still forthcoming!
The New England District will be holding a combined, multi-state, one day tryout for selection to the NE District Girls Festival (March 20-22, 2015) on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Tri-Town Ice in Hooksett, NH. The following birth years will attend the November 2 tryout:
1 2001 7:10 AM 8:25 AM
1 2001 8:35 AM 9:50 AM
1 1999 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
1 1999 11:25 AM 12:40 PM
1 2001 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
1 1999 3:10 PM 4:10 PM
2 2000 7:25 AM 8:40 AM
2 2000 8:50 AM 10:05 AM
2 1998 10:15 AM 11:30 AM
2 1998 11:40 AM 12:55 PM
2 2000 2:15 PM 3:15 PM
2 1998 3:25 PM 4:25 PM
Girls who are selected for the NE District Festival after the first morning tryout (note there are 2 tryout times for each group - morning & afternoon) will be notified at the rink shortly after the tryout is complete. Girls who who do not make the first round will be required to attend a second tryout (Afternoon) later in the day. Once registration closes we will assign each player a tryout time and notify you via the email you provide on the registration form.
Each age group will have a specific on ice evaluation by a group of independent hockey evaluators. The cutoff for online registration ($60) will be October 20, 2014. The walk-in registration fee is $125.
The 2002/2003 birth years will remain an in state tryout for the 14/15 season. Information about these tryouts will be distributed by each respective state.
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