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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.  

 

 

 

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09/25/2016
The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey program is a girls-only...
Girls Festival (Birth Years 00-03)
08/26/2016
Greetings-   Welcome to hockey season! The link below...
2and2 Gold!
08/24/2016
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved GOLD status for...
Welcome Back Message
08/21/2016
Northern Lights Families   Hockey Season begins on Thursday,...
 

Mini Lights Learn to Skate Program

The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey 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 10 (born during 2006 – 2012)
No experience required!

Session I: October 1st - December 18th
Saturdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sundays 9:10 am – 10:10 am

Session II: January 7th - March 12th
Saturdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sundays 9:10 am – 10:10 am

Where:  International Skating Center of CT (ISCC) – Simsbury, CT.

Cost:  FREE for the first three weeks! Includes a Northern Lights hockey jersey. 
$99 fee for the remainder of the program through March (covers both Sessions 1 and 2)
USA Hockey Registration fee of $40 per person is required and covers player insurance while on the ice (exception, birth year 2009 and after).  To register please go online to www.usahockeyregistration.com.

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.

Coaching Staff:
Dan Giordano – Experience coaching and developing players at all levels from Mites through Juniors over the last 18 years.
Paul Faulkner – Lead Instructor for Simsbury Hockey Stars developmental program since 1996, focusing on young skaters ages 4-12.

 

How do I register?

Online registration forms and instructions are available at www.nlgh.com under the Mini Lights section.

For more information, please contact Amy Fairchild at 860-778-8490


by posted 09/25/2016
Girls Festival (Birth Years 00-03)

Greetings-

 

Welcome to hockey season! The link below will allow you to register for the New England District (NED) Select team tryout being held at Tri-Town Ice in Hooksett, NH on Sunday, October 23. Your daughter must attend the tryout in order to be eligible to be selected to attend the NED Festival being held in May 2017 at a location TBA. There will be no exceptions unless granted by USA Hockey Girls/Women's Department.

 

Online registration ($80) will close October 1. The walk in fee for the tryout will be $175. A list will be posted online and emailed to the email on record regarding tryout details and which tryout ice slot your daughter has been assigned. This tryout is for birth years 2000-2003. 

 

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need assistance.

 

http://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=newenglandusahockey.org

 

Bill Leidt​
New England District - USA Hockey
Girls/Women Section


by posted 08/26/2016
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
Welcome Back Message

Northern Lights Families

 

Hockey Season begins on Thursday, September 8th!  If you are a new family to the Northern Lights – Welcome!  If you are returning – welcome back!  On behalf of your board of directors, coaches, and staff, we are very excited to kick off the 2016-17 season!

 

Schedule Notes

- Our teams will have their first night of practice on Thursday, September 8th.  After that we will practice on our typical Monday and Thursday schedule.

- Off ice will begin the week of September 12th for U8 – U12 teams.

- Your team schedulers have begun scheduling your games and you should see games on your team web page.

Note all practices and games are posted on the website under ‘Team’ at nlgh.com.  As always, please check the schedule regularly for updates, changes, etc.

 

Key Personnel

We’re excited to bring back a great staff to ensure all of our teams have a fantastic season.  Dan Giordano will continue to lead our player & coaching development program this season, including all on and off-ice activities.   Our Division Directors are also available to assist with any on or off-ice questions you may have:

U8/U10 – Matt Boehm

U12/U14 – Eric Fairchild

U16/U19 – Larry Hallisey

Note all contact info is available under ‘contacts’ at nlgh.com.

 

Uniforms

Just a reminder that ALL teams are transitioning to the new uniforms this season.  If you have not placed your order, please contact Dan Giordano.  Please also note that our standard is black or navy blue helmets and pants.

 

Season Kickoff Party

Our annual season kickoff will be Saturday, Sept 10th at the ISCC – please block the whole afternoon to be able to play some scrimmages and to participate in the cookout! 

 

Golf Tournament

Our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Harvest Fair will be held at Blue Fox Run on Friday, October 14th.  Please SAVE THE DATE and plan on joining for golf or (for non-golfers) dinner & drinks!

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me, Dan, or your NLGH staff if you have any questions.  Now let’s hit the ice!

 

GO LIGHTS!

 

Eric

President, CT Northern Lights


by posted 08/21/2016
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