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 Danielle Marmer, assistant women’s ice hockey coach  at Connecticut College. 


 The NLGH is excited to announce that  Danielle  will be helping with the Monday  Night Spring  Skills.
 Marmer most recently appeared in 133  games  as  a member of the Quinnipiac  University  women’s  ice hockey team during  its most successful run in program history between 2013 and 2017. The Bobcats made their first two NCAA Tournament appearances, won the first-ever ECAC Hockey regular season and tournament titles in school history, and finished each season nationally ranked with Marmer on the roster. Individually, the forward tallied 15 career points, made the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team and was a recipient of the Quinnipiac Scholar-Athlete Award every season.
Off the ice, Marmer was actively involved in various community service endeavors with the team as part of the school’s Positive Play initiative. This included volunteering with the New Haven Evening Soup Kitchen and the Best Buddies Organization, mentoring at-risk high school students and raising awareness of mental health issues by partnering with the Do It For Daron (DIFD) grassroots movement. Quinnipiac’s women’s ice hockey program won the athletic department’s Positive Play Challenge for contributing the most community service hours during Marmer’s freshman and sophomore years and finished second on another occasion.
Marmer, who earned 12 letters in ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse on the scholastic level at Loomis Chaffee, graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies in 2017. The Dean’s List student, who was also a member of the Lambda Epsilon Chi Legal Studies Honor Society, is a native of Dorset, Vermont and currently resides in the area.

by Daniel Giordano posted 02/18/2018
Hannah Stone, Lady Lynx of Lindenwood University


 The NLGH, along with Coach Giordano, are excited to announce that goaltender Hannah Stone has signed and will join the Lady Lynx of Lindenwood University for the  2018-19 season.

"Stone has been a huge part of the Northern Lights U19 National run the past two years and she will be greatly missed," said Coach Giordano. "Hannah has been a great goalie for us. I am excited to continue to follow her as a college goalie. Her hard work and commitment has paid off and I could not be happier for her."

 "Hannah is a huge asset to our program, a solid goaltender, who will come in and compete as a freshman," said Lindenwood Head Coach Katherine Hannah. " She is a competitor and will always challenge the shooter. She is great on the initial shot and is equally impressive with her play down low. She communicates very well with her teammates. We are very happy to add Hannah to the squad."

Stone, a resident of Killingworth, Connecticut, is leaning towards majoring in Criminal Justice. When asked why she decided to commit to Lindenwood-Belleville, Stone noted a family type atmosphere surrounding the women's team.

"When I visited Lindenwood-Belleville in the fall, I immediately felt that I could easily make this my second home," said Stone. "I also loved how the team seemed to be a very close-knit family that can rely on each other on and off the ice." 

Hannah would like to thank her family, friends, teammates and Coach Giordano for all their hard work to help her achieve her goal of playing college hockey. 

by posted 02/11/2018
Syd Rice Commits to University of Rhode Island Rams

The Northern Lights Girls Hockey Program is proud to announce that u19 player Syd Rice (Southington, CT) has committed to the University of Rhode Island for next season. Syd has been with the Northern Lights program for over five years. We are very excited to have her join former Northern Light  and assistant captain Monica Darby at a great school, with a strong hockey program like URI. URI competes in ACHA division 1 and are in second place in their division behind Umass Amherst.  

Syd has been a great role model for the Northern Lights both on and off the ice. Her hard work and dedication in the rink and in the class room has given her the opportunity to play hockey in college. 
"We are very happy for Syd," said Coach Giordano. "Her development over the past 5 plus seasons with us has really shown and we are looking forward to following her career at URI. They are getting a tremendous person and player."
Syd Said, "I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to play and attend school at URI. I would like to thank Coach Giordano and Carrera, and all my teammates for helping me develop to the player I am today. I would also like to thank my family and friends for supporting me along the way, especially my mom. I am very excited to be a ram!"

by posted 02/04/2018
Lawrence to Connecticut College

The Northern Lights are proud to announce that u19 player Catherine Lawrence has committed to Connecticut College. The Camels play in the New England Small Collegiate Athletic Conference (Nescac) where they currently stand in 1st place and 9th in the country with a record of 11-3-3. 
Catherine has been a force on the back end for the Northern Lights this season. Her defensive game is very steady and her ability to contribute offensively is one of her best attributes. Catherine has a very strong shot from the point and contributed many big goals from the blue line this season. 
Coach Dan Giordano said about Catherine, “First I would like to congratulate Catherine on committing to Conn. Her hard work has paid off and I could not be happier for her. She is going to a great academic school and will get the opportunity to play for a very strong college program. Catherine is a very strong defenseman who plays a solid defense game and can contribute on both the penalty kill and power play. I am very excited for Katherine and want to which her the best next year at Conn.”
Catherine would like to thank her family, friends, and Coach Dan Giordano for helping her in the college process. She is very excited to get the opportunity to play for one of the strongest division 3 women’s hockey programs, as well as earn a degree from an excellent school. 

by posted 01/25/2018

The Connecticut Northern Lights girls program is proud to announce that Ana Tittmann has committed to Manhattanville College for next season. Ana is a forward from Salisbury, Connecticut, and currently plays for our u19 team. The Manhattanville College Valients are a NCAA division 3 women's hockey team that compete in the UCHC. Manhattanville currently has a 4-3-1 record coming off a very strong season last year where they finished with a 17-9-2 record. Their season ended with a loss to Norwich in the league championship game and Norwich went on to play in the Women's NCAA division 3 final four.
Ana is one of our most skilled players. Her combination of skill and speed along with a very accurate shot has made her one of the top scorers on our u19 team. Since the day Ana joined the Northern Lights program she has always been committed to improving her game. Ana attended almost every summer skills session and was always looking for extra ice and extra opportunities to skate. Along with her commitment on the ice, Ana is always thinking about hockey in her free time. Ana really is a hockey junky. At home her father Mike is constantly summoned to help pass her pucks in the basement to improve her shooting. Ana has worked very hard to improve her skills away from the rink and is putting in an effort to improve her strength in the weight room. Ana's hard work will pay off in helping her become a very successful college hockey player.
Coach Dan Giordano said, "Ana has been a pleasure to coach and get to know. Ana really loves hockey and has shown that passion for the game every time she steps on the ice. Ana has very good offensive skill, a great work ethic, and a sense of determination in everything she does. These skills will help lead Ana to a very successfully college hockey career. I want to congratulate Ana and her family and wish her the best of luck at Manhattanville next season."   
Ana would like to thank her Family, teammates, and coaches for helping her attain her goal of playing college hockey. Coach Giordano played a very important role helping to expose Ana to college hockey coaches starting with the Beantown Showcase this past summer. Ana eventually narrowed her choice down to 3 schools before eventually choosing Manhattanville. The Northern Lights program could not be more happy for Ana!

by posted 12/23/2017
Lights Forward Maddie Paydos, commits to Utica College


The Connecticut Northern Lights girls hockey program is proud to announce that U19 forward Maddie Paydos, from Simsbury, CT, has officially committed to Utica College for next season. Maddie has been with the Northern Lights since mini lights at the age of 5 and continued through at every level. Maddie is very eager for her chance to join the Utica College Pioneers women's program next year.
On every Northern Lights team Maddie has been on, she has always been one of the hardest workers. She is a great team player who prides herself in being a solid two way forward. Maddie is just as concerned with denying a goal against as she is trying to score a goal herself. 
Utica competes in NCAA Division 3  women's hockey in the UCHC and is currently off to a 7-4 start having just beat the number ten ranked team in the country Hamilton College. Utica finished last season with a 17-9-1 record and Maddie is looking forward to joining Utica's strong hockey tradition. 
Maddie caught the eye of several college coaches playing for the Northern Lights at Beantown and they continued to watch Maddie at the Burlington Vermont Jamboree in late September. After watching Maddie several times, Utica invited Maddie up for an overnight visit and this helped Maddie determine that she was the right fit for Utica. Maddie's hard work really helped her get to this position and the Northern Light's Staff could not be more happy for her. 
Coach Dan Giordano said about Maddie, "She has the ability to contribute offensively, but her defensive ability as a forward is what truly separates Maddie from most. She is a tremendous two way player and her determination and work ethic make Maddie a special player to coach. I Feel very lucky to have coached Maddie through the years and am proud of all the work she has done to achieve her goals."   
Maddie would like to thank her parents, teammates, and Northern Light Coaches, especially coach Giordano for his support and guidance over the years. Maddie said, "Without the Northern Lights Program I would not have been able to achieve my goal of playing NCAA division 3 hockey." 

by NLGH posted 12/12/2017
Northern Lights U16 Silver, Burlington, VT

The Northern Lights U16 Silver team had a great weekend up in Burlington, VT playing in the 2017 Fall Hockey Jamboree.


They won their first game against the Rochester (NY) Edge 2-1 on Saturday afternoon after tying 1-1 and then winning the game in a shootout. They played a few hours later to a 6-0 shutout win against the Montclair (NJ) Blues.  


Sunday morning they started bright and early at 7:00am against the Vermont Shamrocks after a late night team dinner at a local restuarant.  The game ended in a 2-1 win after we scored with just 18 seconds remaining in the game! This made the Lights the #1 seed for the final game.


The final game was against the North Country Wild. The game went into overtime after finishing with a tie score of 2-2.  The Lights won the game in a shootout to wrap up a great weekend.

by posted 10/01/2017
Bartko To National Camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey Program is pleased to announce that Kori Bartko has been named to the 2017 USA Hockey National Development Camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to represent the New England district. 
Kori will be playing on our U16 team next year and is extremely excited for this opportunity. Our program would like to wish Kori good luck at the camp this summer, as this is a great honor to go to national camp. The Northern Lights are very proud to be represented by Kori, "a fast, powerful, and passionate player with strong commitment and the desire to reach the next level", says Coach Giordano. 
Kori becomes the second player in the past two years to represent the Northern Lights at the USA National Development Camp. 
Good luck and congratulations Kori!

by posted 06/07/2017
Lauren Munster Commits to Connecticut College


Lauren Munster Commits to Connecticut College

Connecticut College Camels Logo, Before and After


Congratulations to Lauren Munster on her NCAA Division III commitment to Connecticut College for this coming fall!! Last season the camels ended 2nd place in the NESCAC division, only 2 points behind Middlebury. They are expected to be a top contender in their league for years to come. 

"Munster, who will be graduating from Northampton High School, is a player that every team needs. She is a great competitor and a two way player. Lauren will bring her outstanding character, work ethic, and the desire to win to the camels next season", said Coach Giordano. "She has great ice awareness and is patient with the puck. Lauren was a pleasure to coach and have as a part of our organization", Giordano continued.

"I want to thank all members of my family, but especially my parents, for taking me to every game or practice and being there to support me no matter what", said Lauren. "I would also like to thank Coach Giordano, Carrera, and Keane, without their guidance on and off the ice, I know I would not be the hockey player or person I am today. My teammates these past few years have become my best friends and I know they will continue to be for many years to come. I cannot wait to start my college hockey career at Connecticut College this fall."

by posted 05/13/2017
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  @aol.com.


by posted 03/20/2017

U10 Silver WIN

SQUIRT FOunders division STATE Championship!

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. 



by posted 03/05/2017
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
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