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.
Travel Hockey Tryouts for 2014/15 Teams
Registration is currently open for tryouts for next year in the 'Register Online' section of the website. Click here for more information.
If you are interested in coaching for the Northern Lights next year, please complete a coaching application and return it to Ashley Parker.
Coaching selections are subject to the CT Northern Lights Hockey Association Board of Directors approval. Please leave applications in the Northern Lights mailbox inside the coaches locker room, attn: Ashley Parker, Director of Player & Organization Development or email to Ashley.Parker06@gmail.com
WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL
The objective of USA Hockey’s Player Development Program is to select and train the most competitive men’s and women’s ice hockey teams to represent the United States at the Olympic, National, National Junior and Select levels of international competition. The attainment of that goal begins each summer as USA Hockey hosts a series of Select Festivals and Player Development National Camps exclusively for girls ages 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Nearly 700 athletes representing each of USA Hockey’s 11 Districts participate in the week-long Festivals and camps. These events attract scouts and evaluators from every level of hockey. Festival participants receive on-ice and off-ice training under the direction of leading USA Hockey coaches, along with current and former Women’s National Team players. Participants are chosen for these national camps through an evaluation process conducted at the local and District levels.
WHAT IS TEAM CONNECTICUT The term "Team Connecticut" encompasses all the players at all age levels selected from CT to participate in the Festival. All the teams at the NE Festival are an age appropriate mix of players from all the New England District states. There is not one team consisting of just CT players.
The CT Northern Lights are pleased to announce our plans for the 2014-2015 season.
A new addition for next season will be expansion of our highly successful Prep School readiness program and Tier 1 tournament teams. This will be a Sunday-only program for U16 and U19 prep and high school players. From this program we will field U16 and U19 Tier 1 Tournament teams for 2-4 tournaments such as the Beantown Classic and the Polar Bear Tournament. We also plan to offer Full Season Tier 2 U16 and U19 teams.
For the 2014-2015 season, we plan to field 11 teams:
1 Team - CHC Mite Open Division
Announced after tryouts
U10 Silver - CHC Squirt Open Division & CGHL (U12)
U10 Maroon – CHC Squirt Open Division
U10 Silver – Sarah Hannah
U10 Maroon – Announced after tryouts
U12 Silver - CHC Tier 1 and NEGHL Tier 1
U12 Maroon – CHC Tier 2 and NEGHL Tier 2
U12 Silver – Jenny Mancini
U12 Maroon – Jill Clark
U14 Silver - CHC Tier 1 and NEGHL Tier 1
U14 Maroon – CHC Tier 2 and NEGHL Tier 2
U14 Silver – Kelly Gillis
U14 Maroon – Announced after tryouts
U16 Tier 1 – Tier 1 Tournament Team & Sunday Skills Program
U16 Tier 2 – CHC Tier 2 and NEGHL Tier 2
U16 Tier 1 – Dan Giordano
U16 Tier 2 – Announced after tryouts
U19 Tier 1 – Tier 1 Tournament Team & Sunday Skills Program
U19 Tier 2 – CHC Tier 2 and NEGHL Tier 2
U19 Tier 1 – Bob Demers / Frank Lineberry
U19 Tier 2 - Announced after tryouts
Locations: All of our teams will be based out of the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, CT.
The CT Northern Lights are proud to announce plans for our successful Summer Lights Program for 2014. The Summer Lights provides an opportunity for all girls (not just current NLGH players) to continue to keep their skills sharp during the spring and summer in a fun and challenging environment. Our program will be run by Ashley Parker, NLGH Director of Player Development, and Frank Usseglio, Head Coach for the Northern Lights, most recently with our U14 Maroon Team. We plan to offer teams at the U10, U12, U14, and U19 levels. The schedule is as follows:
Practice / Skills Wednesdays from 4/30 – 6/25 U10/12 from 6:45-7:45
U14/19 from 7:55-8:55
Games / Tournaments U19: Three tournaments June 13-15 Summer Splash Marlboro, MA June 21-23 VT Stars Summer Classic Burlington, VT July 4-6 Niagra Falls Challenge Niagara Falls, ON
U10, U12 and U14: Two tournaments and Spring League March 17-May 11 SWA Spring League South Windsor June 13-15 Summer Splash Marlboro, MA June 21-23 VT Stars Summer Classic Burlington, VT
Available online in the registration section of nlgh.com
NLGH will hold their first annual golf tournament on Friday, September 26, 2014. The tournament will be held at Blue Fox Run in Avon where our own Jenny Mancini, U12S Head Coach, is the golf pro. We know it's a ways away, but we wanted to let you know as soon as we secured the date so you can mark the date on your calendars.