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Welcome to the Northern Lights Girls Hockey Website!

Players with the Northern Lights come from Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Vermont.  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 are 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 2017-2018 Team Tryouts

The CT Northern Lights are pleased to announce our tryout dates for the 2017-2018 season.  

We currently plan to offer teams at the following levels:

U8 & U10 - Two teams at each age level

U12 - One (Girls Tier 1) and one (Girls Tier 2 & CGHL Div 1)

U14 - One (Girls Tier 1 or 2 & New England Girls Hockey) and one (New England Girls Hockey & CGHL Div 1 Team)

U16, U19 - One U19 (Tier 1 or 2 & NEGHL), one U16 (Tier 1 or 2 & NEGHL) and one U16/19 CGHL Team

Our tryout dates are as follows:

U8      3/27 at 6:00 and 4/1 at 9:15am
U10    3/27 at 7:10pm 
           3/30 at 6:00pm
           4/1 at 10:25am
U12    3/30 at 7:10pm
           4/1 at 11:35am
           4/2 at 12:00
U14     4/20 at 6:50pm
           4/22 at 4:50pm
           4/23 at 12:20pm
U16/19     4/22 from 6-8:00pm
                 4/23 from 12-2:00pm
All Tryouts held at ISCC ( Simsbury)
Registration is now up!!
Coaches assignments will be updated shortly - please check back soon!!

by posted 02/15/2017
Gervais Commits to Saint Michael's College

 Lights Forward Set to Join Purple Knights in the Fall of 2017                               









The Connecticut Northern Lights and Coach Giordano would like to    congratulate Madeleine Gervais on her commitment to  Saint Michael's College. Maddie has been an asset to the Northern Lights and has contributed to the success of all our teams. 

Saint Michael's College was one of six institutions that announced the creation of a scheduling alliance for its women's ice hockey program, beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The Purple Knights join Division I institutions, College of the Holy Cross, Sacred Heart University, and fellow Division II members Franklin Pierce University, Post University, and Saint Anselm College.

"Maddie's skating and speed will help her play at the next level.  She has outstanding offensive abilities and has become a solid two-way player.  Her offensive skills  and "two way play" makes her an excellent special teams player.  Saint Michael's is lucky to be getting her for the next four years and she will be missed by The Northern Lights" said Coach Giordano.

"I want to thank my family for giving me this opportunity to do what I love every day, I could not have accomplished this without them. I want to thank Coach Giordano and Usseglio for helping me achieve my dream of playing college hockey. My teammates for supporting me. I'm looking forward to continuing my hockey and academic career next fall at Saint Michael's College" said Gervais.



by posted 02/14/2017
Lights forward Giordano makes NCAA DI commitment

Lights forward Madeline Giordano makes NCAA DI commitment

The Connecticut Northern Lights are pleased to announce that Madeline Giordano, (Granby ,CThas officially committed to the University of Maine. The Black Bears are members of NCAA Division I, Hockey East.
Giordano, Will be going to Maine this summer to start preparing for the 2017 - 2018 season. She has been with the Lights program since age 4, starting with the Mini-Lights and ending this season with the U-19 Team.  She has taken advantage of everything the Lights have had to offer including spring / Summer Lights during the off season. 
Maddie has worked tremendously hard to earn everything she has achieved in her hockey career.  Her consistent work ethic, positive attitude, and outstanding character have excelled her forward in achieving her goals term goals.
"I would like to thank my parents, my family, and my brothers (Joe and Anthony who have shown me what it takes to play college hockey).  Thank you to all my coaches in the past 13 years who have taught me how to work hard, be a team player, and be dedicated to obtaining my goals.  My teammates have been my best friends on and off the ice.  Without their support, I would not be going on to play college hockey," commented Maddie Giordano.

by NLGH posted 02/12/2017
Michaela Carrera Commits to Salve Regina


The Connecticut Northern Lights are proud to announce that Michaela Carrera (Southington, CT) has committed to Salve Regina University (NCAA Division III).

The Northern Lights organization would like to congratulate Michaela, on her recruitment and commitment to Salve. She started in 2012 with the u14 maroon team. With a dedicated and hard working attitude, Carrera has played a big role in the u19 team's success.

"We know as an organization that Michaela will be a great addition to Salve Regina University. Our organization is extremely proud of Michaela and wish her the best in her pursuit of a degree and her hockey career," added Coach Giordano.

"I am excited to announce my commitment to Salve Regina for the upcoming fall. Playing college hockey has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I want to thank my parents and Coach Giordano for their continuous support. I could not be more thankful for the opportunity I have been given to further my education and develop as a hockey player," commented Michaela.

by posted 01/18/2017
Giordano Spring/Summer Skills

Giordano Spring/Summer Skills and Tournament Teams
Open to all players, Not just NLGH Girls
Monday night skills April 3rd to June 12th: 10 weeks, levels are U8 to U19, the price is $225. No skills on Monday May 29th Memorial Day!
 We're also offering tournaments at an additional cost. Tournament information will be out soon. Space is limited for the skills sessions, so please register with the link below.
Coach Giordano

by posted 01/17/2017
2017 Winter Classic U19 Champs!


2017 Winter Classic Champs U19 Winter Team!

by posted 01/17/2017
Congratulations - Girls Select Participants and U19s!

Congratulations to the Northern Lights players who were chosen for the 2017 Girls Select Weekend (formerly known as the New England Festival) including Courtney Fairchild, Allison DiPrato, Cassidy Begley,Cassandra and Stephanie Nevers, Stephanie Proteau, Hannah Stone and Kori Bartko. 


Link to the full selection list: 



Congratulations also goes to our U19 Tier 2 team that is currently ranked #1 in the country!



Way to go Lights!!!



by posted 12/01/2016
2and2 Gold!

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved GOLD status for the USA Hockey 2 & 2 Challenge!

The goal of this program is is to acquire 2 new players and retain 2 additional players than the previous season in the 8 and under category.  Our Learn to Skate and Mini Lights Programs far surpassed these goals last year thanks in large part to the efforts of Amy Fairchild, Dan Giordano and others.

A few of the national programs we participated in last year were the Welcome Back Week, the Try Hockey For Free Day.

Our GOLD status earned us:

  • National recognition from USA Hockey
  • Banner for display in your rink
  • Receive $250 credit with Total Hockey. This credit can be used for items that will help your association continue its growth and development.  

Way to go Lights!


by posted 08/24/2016
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