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.
Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey 2017-2018 Mini Lights Program
New Players are FREE for the first 3 weeks!
Learn-to-Skate / Ice Hockey Program for girls born between 2006 and 2013
The Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey Mini Light program is a girls-only hockey 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 – 2013) No experience required!
Session 1: October 1 - December 17, 2017 No ice Thanksgivng Weekend / Session 2: January 6 - March 11, 2017
Saturdays 10:30am / Sundays 9:10am
Following completion of the FREE 3-week Foundation program girls can enroll in the Mini Lights developmental program.
Cost $395.00 October to March.
Where: International Skating Center of CT (ISCC) – Simsbury, CT.
Cost:3 Weeks FREE! Includes a Northern Lights hockey jersey.
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.For registration visit NLGH.com and click on 'Register Online' off the left menu bar.
For more information, please contact Melissa Ruggieri at: email@example.com
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.
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."
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.