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MINI-LIGHTS FOUNDATION PROGRAM!

Where Strong Girls
Become Strong Women

Free Learn-to-Skate – Ice Hockey Program Just for Girls
For girls and boys born between 2009 and 2016

The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey 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 10 (born during 2009 – 2016)
No experience required!

Session I:    October 3rd – December 20th
Saturdays 10:25 am – 11:25 am & Sundays 9:00 am – 10:00 am
No Practice 11/28 or 11/29

Session II:    January 2nd - March 7th
Saturdays 10:25 am – 11:25 am & Sundays 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where:  International Skating Center of CT (ISCC) – Simsbury, CT.

Cost:  FREE for the first three weeks – NEW PLAYERS ONLY! Includes a Northern Lights hockey jersey. 
$199 fee for each Session
USA Hockey Registration fee of $56 per person is required and covers player insurance while on the ice (no fee for players 6 and under).  To register please go online to www.usahockeyregistration.com.

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.

www.nlgh.com

 

How do I register?

Online registration forms and instructions are available at www.nlgh.com under the Learn to Play/Foundation section

or use this link: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=2:205291

For more information, please contact Melissa Ruggieri at Melissa.Ruggieri@hotmail.com

 

 

How do I register?

Online registration forms and instructions are available at www.nlgh.com under the Learn to Play/Foundation section

For more information, please contact Melissa Ruggieri at Melissa.Ruggieri@hotmail.com


by posted 09/14/2020

CT NORTHERN LIGHTS U14 SILVER

2020 Labor Day Face-Off CHAMPS!

National Girls Hockey League

 

 

by posted 09/07/2020
NEGHL (New England Girl's Hockey League)
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by posted 08/01/2020

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
Congratulations to our CT Northern Lights ‘07 and ‘08 girls
Congratulations to our CT Northern Lights ‘07 and ‘08 girls on being selected for USA Hockey New England District Futures Development Camp. The girls will be heading to Burlington, VT next month to represent Connecticut and the CT Northern Lights at this highly competitive camp along with other top ‘07 and ‘08 female players. We are proud of you!
 
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by posted 03/02/2020
Proud Member of the NEGHL


by posted 10/23/2019
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