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by posted 01/17/2021
Connecticut Updated Sports Guidance

NLGH Families,

 

Based on the State of Connecticut's latest Updated Sports Guidance Summary we are making preparations to resume practicing on Thursday 1/21! 

 

The highlights of the updated guidance include,

  • Practices for Moderate and Lower risk sports, beginning no earlier than January 19, 2021. This includes group aerobic conditioning, sport-specific non-contact skill development drills, team practices and/or intra-squad scrimmages.

  • In-state competition of interscholastic, club and recreation Moderate and Lower risk sports, beginning no earlier than February 1, 2021, subject to the continued stability of COVID-19 metrics.

  • Masks are required by all participants, spectators, and coaches at any indoor or outdoor sports activity at all times, including active play.

  • Only the necessary number of adults to hold practices and competitions shall attend, including no more than 1 parent/guardian per youth athlete, so long as the venue allows for 6 ft of social distancing of spectators, who must maintain social distancing and wear face coverings throughout the activity

  • If an out-of-state resident is a member of a Connecticut team, then they can engage in that team’s activities as allowed by these rules.

 

Please take a moment to read the full guidance summary which can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Updated-Sports-Guidance-Summary

 

Please bear with us while we wait for additional guidance from Connecticut Hockey Conference and Connecticut Girls Hockey League on how this will impact league rules and the remainder of our season.

 

Thanks

Jon Dumonski & Dan Giordano

 


by posted 01/16/2021
CIAC Approves Winter Sports Plan; Practices Can Start Jan. 19

 

Great News Announced Today!

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has approved its proposal to move forward with a winter sports season and set the first dates for practices and games. The first possible practice date for winter sports is Tuesday January 19th, with games beginning on or after February 8th.

This is a step in the right direction for High School Hockey.  We are now waiting for further instruction from the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) for guidance on youth hockey.  Once we have this information, we will update the practice and game schedules. 

Thanks for your patience.  Let's get back to the rink!


by posted 01/14/2021

CT NORTHERN LIGHTS U14 SILVER

2020 Labor Day Face-Off CHAMPS!

National Girls Hockey League

 

 

by posted 09/07/2020

NATIONAL GIRLS HOCKEY LEAGUE

 

THE NGHL IS THRILLED TO SHARE THAT THE CT NORTHERN LIGHTS WILL JOIN THE LEAGUE FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON.  

The CT Northern Lights is the only all-girls ice hockey Tier 1 and Tier 2 hockey program in Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The program is committed to supporting the development of young women as athletes, leaders, and members of society through a competitive hockey environment that instills life values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, a consistent work ethic, and respect for self and others.

The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey program was founded in 2000 as part of the Avon-Canton-Farmington-Youth-Hockey organization. Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey, then known as Avon Girls Hockey, had only one U-15 team in the 2000 - 2001 inaugural season. In the 2002 – 2003 season, Northern Lights also added an additional U-15 team and launched the Learn-to-Play and Learn-to-Skate (Foundation) program which was the first team called the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights became a standalone program in the 2003-2004 season. The program moved to the Newington Arena in Newington, CT for the 2003 – 2004 season and started a U-12 team and also a High School team. In the 2004 – 2005 season Northern Lights moved to the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, CT, where the Northern Lights call home today. The Northern Lights continues to grow and offer programs to girls of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Connecticut.

The Lights have a great history of players who have gone on to play college hockey. Below is a list of their most recent alumnae and some of their current players who have college commits.

  • Rylie Griffith - Connecticut College (2020)

  • Grace Melanson - Nichols College (2020)

  • Nora Birmingham - Assumption College (2020)

  • Kori Bartko - Western New England (2020)

  • Samantha Kulman - Kings College (2020)

  • Ellen Cook - Utica College (2020)

  • Maddy Manser - Nichols College (2020)

  • Carly Duval - Assumption College (2020)

  • Samantha Ostrowski - Sacred Heart University (2020)

  • Abby Harris - Manhattanville College (2020)

  • Jill Croteau - Western New England (2020)

  • Julia Swanson - Assumption College (2020)

  • Andy Chancio - UNE tryout offer (2020)

  • Luci Alissi - Keene State (2020)

  • Audrey McMillen - Bentley College (2020)

  • Brigitte Goeler-Slough - Wesleyan University (2019)

  • Aishling Cavanaugh - Salve Regina (2019)

  • Meghan Stepka - University of Rhode Island (2019)

  • Katheryn Pettibone - Nichols (2019)

  • Kathleen Olmstead - Grand Valley State University (2019)

  • Jacqueline Howlett - Anna Maria College (2019)

  • Kelly Worthington - R.I.T. Club (2019)

  • Georgia Kraus - Dartmouth (2019)

  • Lindsay Madigan - University of Rhode Island (2019)

  • Cassie Nevers - Sacred Heart (2019)

  • Meredith Mack - University of Delaware (2019)

  • Allison DiPrato - Lebanon Valley College (2019)

  • Maya Borden - UMass Amherst (2019)

  • Tori Amaral - Salve Regina (2019)

  • Nikki Herz - UMass Amherst (2019)

  • Rachael DeLong - Sacred Heart University (2019)

  • Holley Riva - Elmira (2019)

  • Stephanie Nevers - Trinity College (2019)


by posted 05/14/2020
MADDIE BISHOP NWHL 27TH OVERALL DRAFT PICK!

 

   NATIONAL WOMEN'S HOCKEY LEAGUE

                                     PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY

 

MADDIE BISHOP NWHL 27TH OVERALL DRAFT PICK!

CT NORTHERN LIGHT AND SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY CAPTAIN was drafted by the CT WHALE in the 5th round 27 overall. 


 

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by posted 05/13/2020
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by posted 10/23/2019
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