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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.  

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NLGH Golf Tournament
The Northern Lights is tremendously grateful to everyone who sponsored,...
Weekend Recap
Our girls played a lot of hockey this weekend and many of our teams...
Lights Participate in Yale Clinic
Many of our Lights attended Yale's exhibition game vs McGill...
Summer Lights Success
We recently wrapped up our Summer Lights programs.  For the...
Learn to Skate Program Starts October 18th
We are pleased to announce that our Foundation Program starts on...
1st Annual NLGH Golf Tournament
The 2014 Northern Lights 1st Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled...
New England Festival Information
All - more information about the New England Girls Festival - see...
Northern Lights is now registered with AmazonSmile, so please remember...
NLGH Golf Tournament

The Northern Lights is tremendously grateful to everyone who sponsored, participated in and contributed to the annual NLGH golf tournament on October 17th

Special thanks to those who worked hard to make this event happen:  Stacey McMahon, Jenny Mancini, Scott Madigan and Ashley Parker and to our many sponsors.  We couldn’t have done this without you!

Hole sponsors:

Pomfret School

Powr Cover USA, LLC

A&M Clips, LLC

King Cadillac/GMC

ChemStation New England

Graphics One, Inc.

Hop River Concrete, Inc. 

Hallisey, Pearson & Cassidy Engineering Associates

Import Auto, LTD.

The Jensen Machine Co.

Performance Plumbing and Heating, LLC 

Superior Energy, LLC

Smith & Walker Funeral Home

Trademark Contractors, LLC

Complete Interior Systems, Inc.

Stanton Equipment, Inc. 

Farmington Bank

P.J. Lodola & Sons, Inc

Loomis Chaffee School

High Tide Sales & Marketing, LLC

Metayer Bonding Associates

Hallisey & D'Agostino, LLP

MPP Polishing & Plating

Northern Lights U10 Maroon Team

JAM Pro Shop - Dan Giordano

The Eselunas Family

Maher's Paint & Wallpaper, LLC

Hallisey& D'Agostino, LLP

Imperial Decorating & Upholstering

United Financial Services

Unified Wealth Management

The Kunzelmann Family

The Madigan Family

The Old Well Restaurant

R&B Ceramic Tile and Floor Covering

Lim's Health Food Store

What in the World is going on here?And the Winner is??I will take 5 Beers, please

by posted 10/20/2014
Weekend Recap

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!

Go Lights!

by posted 10/14/2014
Lights Participate in Yale Clinic

Many of our Lights attended Yale's exhibition game vs McGill and participated in a clinic afterwards with the Yale women's ice hockey team.

by posted 10/12/2014
Summer Lights Success

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.

by posted 08/28/2014
Learn to Skate Program Starts October 18th

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.

by posted 08/09/2014
1st Annual NLGH Golf Tournament

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.

View the documents below for more information on:



We are in need of the following:

•   Volunteers 

•   Hole sponsors 

•   Raffle prize donations

If you would like to make a donation or help out, please contact:

Stacey McMahon at    or Ashley Parker at 

by posted 08/09/2014
New England Festival Information

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:

  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001

Tryout Registration Link

The tryout times are as follows:

Rink    Year    On Ice             Off Ice

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.


by posted 07/12/2014

Northern Lights is now registered with AmazonSmile, so please remember to select our organization the next time you shop on Amazon.

How do I sign up?

This will link you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Sports: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0769496

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.


by posted 07/11/2014
Program Sponsors