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.
Congrats To U16, U17 and U19!!!!
U19 Lights going to Nationals!!
New England Regional U19 Champs!
For the second year in a row, the Connecticut Northern Lights will be representing New England at 2017 USA Hockey Girls National Championship!
Troy, Michigan April 6-10
Congratulations to U17 Lights!!
Connecticut Girls Hockey League
U19 Division 1 Finalists!
The U17 Lights had a great weekend, losing to SCYH Stars in the First Round but they took revenge Sunday morning by beating them in the semifinals. They advanced to the finals and came up short after three hard-fought periods.
Congratulations to U16 Lights!!
Representing CT at the U16 New England Regional
The girls came out Friday night and had a big comeback win against Rhode Island. With only two teams advancing to Sunday, the Lights needed to beat Vermont. The Lights were down 2-1 with minutes to go, but could not find a way to score. Vermont went on to beat New Hampshire in the championship game on Sunday.
The Connecticut Northern Lights is the largest all girls hockey program in Connecticut. For more information on the Northern Lights teams and upcoming tryouts, go to www.NLGH.com or contact Dan Giordano at
After going undefeated in a tournament championship win the weekend before, the U10Silver again went undefeated to win the CHC Squirt Founders Division State Championship. In round robin play, the U10Silver captured the first seed in its bracket, which included squirt teams from Putnam, Southeastern and Western. In the semi-final game, the U10Silver defeated Ridgefield A1 by a score of 5-2. In a rematch from a tournament the weekend before, the championship game featured the only two all-girls teams in the Squirt bracket. The U10Silver won the GOLD by defeating the CT Ice Cats U10A team 3-1.
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.
Lights forward Madeline Giordano makes NCAA DI commitment
The Connecticut Northern Lights are pleased to announce that Madeline Giordano, (Granby ,CT) has 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.
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.
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
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