We strive to be the leading provider of educational sporting opportunities for girls in Northern Connecticut.

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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.  

2015-2016 Foundation Program

FREE for the first 3 weeks! 

Learn-to-Skate / Ice Hockey Program Just for Girls
for girls born between 2005 and 2011 
Session II begins January 9th


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Try Hockey For Free Day!
On Saturday, February 20th at 12:45, CT Northern Lights will be participating...
NLGH 2016-2017 Team Tryouts & Skills Sessions
Update 2/6 - a few dates/times have been modified.  Please check...
Spring Skills and Sunday Game Days
The CT Northern Lights are proud to announce plans for our 2016 Spring...
NEWJHL and NLGH Announcement
The Northern Lights continue to grow and expand girls hockey...
Dan Giordano Girls High School Spring League
LAST SPRING WAS SOLD OUT!!! Dan Giordano Girls High School  SPRING...
U19A Polar Bear Tournament Champions
The Northern Lights Winter Team went through the U19A bracket...
U12M - 2015 Simsbury Holiday Tournament
Try Hockey For Free Day!

On Saturday, February 20th at 12:45, CT Northern Lights will be participating in USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free Day!  USA Hockey and 300 local associations across the country will host Try Hockey For Free Day, presented by Kraft Heinz! Participating locations encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come try youth hockey as part of Hockey Weekend Across America. All locations will have limited equipment available for use.

by posted 02/02/2016
NLGH 2016-2017 Team Tryouts & Skills Sessions

Update 2/6 - a few dates/times have been modified.  Please check the schedule below for updates.

The CT Northern Lights are pleased to announce FREE skills sessions and our 2016-17 tryout dates.  Registration is now available on our website at nlgh.com in the Registration section.


Free Pre-Tryout Skills Sessions!



Mon, Mar 14 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mon, Mar 21 6:30pm-7:30pm



Tues, Mar 29 5:40pm-6:40pm 

Thur, Mar 31 6:30pm-7:30pm



Tues, Mar 29 6:50pm-7:50pm 

Thur, Mar 31 7:40pm-8:40pm



2016-2017 TEAM TRYOUTS


U8 Tryouts

Thurs, Mar 24 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mon, Mar 28 6:30pm-7:30pm


U10 Tryouts

Thurs, Mar 24 7:40pm-8:40pm

Mon, Mar 28 7:40pm-8:40pm


U12 Tryouts

Sun, Apr 3 3:00pm-4:00pm

Mon, Apr 4 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thurs, Apr 7 6:30pm – 7:30pm


U14 Tryouts

Sun, Apr 3 4:10pm-5:10pm

Mon, Apr 4 7:40pm-8:40pm

Thurs, Apr 7 7:40pm-8:40pm


U16/19 (Fall Season & Winter Season Teams)

Sun, Apr 17 6:50pm-7:50pm

Mon, Apr 18 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Thurs, Apr 21 6:30pm – 7:30pm



by posted 01/25/2016
Spring Skills and Sunday Game Days

The CT Northern Lights are proud to announce plans for our 2016 Spring Lights Program run by Coach Dan Giordano. The Spring Lights provides an opportunity for all female youth hockey players (not just current NLGH players) to continue to keep their skills sharp during the spring season in a fun and challenging environment.

We are offering opportunities to players at the U8, U10, U12 and U14 levels.

Skills Sessions

Thursdays from 4/14 - 6/16 (10 weeks)

U8/U10 from 6:20-7:20
U12/U14 from 7:20-8:20

Cost: $225

Sunday Game Days

Sunday afternoons (exact time TBD) from 4/10 - 6/12 (10 weeks)
U8, U10, U12, U14
Cost: $225

Discounted price for both Skills Sessions and Sunday Game Days: $425

All events will be held at the ISCC in Simsbury, CT


Register online for Skills Sessions and/or Sunday Game Days using the registration section of nlgh.com or by clicking on the links below:

Spring Combo Skills & Sunday Games
Spring Skills Sessions
Spring Sunday Games

For additional information contact Dan Giordano at danielgiordano@aol.com or 860.539.0218. 

by posted 01/24/2016
NEWJHL and NLGH Announcement

The Northern Lights continue to grow and expand girls hockey opportunities for female athletes across Connecticut.  We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the youth division of the NEWJHL which will provide competitive girls hockey opportunities and new showcases for players who aspire to play prep/college.  For additional information, please see the official announcement below.

SIMSBURY, Conn. – The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey Club is announcing participation in the New England Women’s Junior Hockey League (NEWJHL) for 2016-17.  The NEWJHL recently announced the addition of divisions at the U12, U14 and U16 levels.  The goal of the NEWJHL youth division is to coordinate a stable, showcase-based platform and operate a well-organized system that will:

• Provide an entertaining atmosphere at showcases for girls and their families to attend.

• Provide an easy method to schedule a number of competitive games each year, whether teams are looking to compliment their schedules or create solid bases for their schedules.

• Work towards the future to create a network of teams on the East Coast that will bring solid definition to girls youth hockey and keep travel costs under control, while providing each club with like-minded teams and parity in competition.

Club president Eric Herbek noted, "we are very excited and feel the goals of the NEWJHL align very closely with our mission statement - 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. Participation in NEWJHL will provide greater opportunities for our teams without increasing travel and expenses for our families.  Given the league’s emphasis on showcase tournaments, it will also provide opportunities for players who wish to continue to play after high school."

The Lights plan to field teams in the U12, U14, and U16 youth levels and participate at the U19 level in NEWJHL showcases.

The CT Northern Lights was founded in 2000 and is the only all-girls hockey program in Connecticut with programs from the learn to skate level through U19.  The club is based at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury.

The Northern Lights will commence tryouts for next season in the late March and April.  Information on joining the Northern Lights can be found at nlgh.com.

by posted 01/20/2016
Dan Giordano Girls High School Spring League


Dan Giordano Girls High School 


STARTING April 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Sundays Only


Game times between 1:00 & 6:00 pm



Graduating Seniors are welcome!!

Cost $249 


Dan Giordano

 or (860) 539-0218




CURRENT TEAM:___________________________________________________________



Make checks out to:  J.Giordano

Mail to:  Giordano
​1375 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

by posted 01/13/2016
U19A Polar Bear Tournament Champions

The Northern Lights Winter Team went through the U19A bracket of the Polar Bear Tournament undefeated, and dominated the championship game with a 4-1 win over the Skaneateles Lakers.  Way to go Lights!

by Larry Hallisey posted 12/31/2015
U12M - 2015 Simsbury Holiday Tournament

Squirt A1 Champs

by posted 12/30/2015
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