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MAKING IT HAPPEN! The Northern Lights U13 Silver team went undefeated at the Rumsey Hall School Girls Invitational. It was a 4 team one day tourney, featuring the Northern Lights U13 Silver, Upland Country Day School, Rumsey Hall School and Shoreline Sharks. Our girls played spectacular with two hard fought round robin play wins against the the prep schools. The championship game against Upland Country Day went to double OT and 16 rounds of shootout before Jess Pollack netted the winner. Notable mention to Kelsey Kowal, the U13 Silver goalie - she was named the championship game MVP! The team played awesome, out of their head hockey. Pure grit and heart against talented teams.#CTNorthernLights #StrongGirlsBecomeStrongWomen

by posted 02/19/2019

by posted 02/11/2019
Proud Member of the NEGHL

by posted 02/07/2019


The Northern Lights Girls Hockey Program is proud to announce that Cassie Nevers has committed to Sacred Heart. Cassie has been with the Lights for over 10 years. 

"I’m excited to be a Pioneer next fall and play hockey at Sacred Heart. The Lights organization has helped me grow into a competitive player and I owe it all to my coaches and teammates for pushing me to the next level. Also a special thanks to my family for believing in me and getting me to every practice and game."

"She has been a big part of our success at the national level.  She is a solid defenseman with great offensive ability," said Coach Dan Giordano.  


by posted 02/03/2019
Allison DiPrato Commits to Lebanon Valley College

DiPrato Commits to Lebanon Valley College

The Northern Lights are proud to announce that Allison DiPrato has committed to playing at Lebanon Valley College starting in the fall of 2019. 

"I'm excited to continue my academic career while playing hockey at Lebanon Valley College starting this fall. Thank you to my parents, teammates and coaches along the way who have made this all possible," says DiPrato. 

Coach Giordano says "Allison has been with us for the past six seasons and in that time she has grown tremendously as a student athlete.  One of Allison's greatest assets on the ice is her skating ability; her skating speed and strength will be huge benefit at the next level. Lebanon Valley is fortunate to have Allison play for them in the fall, as she will step right in and contribute to the season."

Congratulations Allison, wishing you continued success at Lebanon Valley College next year!

by posted 01/27/2019
Borden Commits to UMASS Minuteman

Maya Borden Commits to UMASS

The Northern Lights Girls Hockey Program is proud to announce that Maya Borden has committed to UMASS Amherst for the 2019 season. 

"I would like to say thank you to my mom for always supprting my love for hockey and my dad who was there for every game, tournament and showcase.  This would not have been possible without you," says Borden.  "Thank you to CJ and the entire NLGH coaching staff, who helped me realize that I could play college hockey and helped me get there. I love you all."

Coach CJ Kenney says "Maya has worked incredibly hard over the past two seasons to achieve her goal of playing college hockey.  She has stayed laser-focused on her dream of making it to the next level and has shown remarkable passion for the game and commitment to being the best player she can be. She has been a great teammate and leader, and always wants to know how she can be better and improve her game. We're confident that she'll bring competitiveness and a positive attitude to UMASS and look forward to her success in her college career."


Coach Giordano and the Northern Lights would like to congratulate Maya on her achievement! GO MINUTEMEN!

by posted 01/20/2019
Katheryn Pettibone Commits to Nichols College!!!!!

Katheryn Pettibone has committed to Nichols College for the Fall 2019.

"I am really excited to get a great business education at Nichols College while continuing to play competitive hockey," says Pettibone.  "The Lights have been my family for more than ten years, and I am grateful for all the friends I've made along the way and the guidance of the coaches.  Thanks to my family for allowing me to continue playing hockey all these years."

"KP is a solid defenseman, and her size and strength is an asset on the ice," says Coach Dan Giordano.  "Growing up as a Light, she has worked hard every season, pushing herself to become a college hockey player.  Everyone at NLGH is extremely proud of her and wish her luck at Nichols."

by posted 01/13/2019
NLGH @ Women's Frozen Four


The NLGH board is excited to announce that we have been working with the Organizing Committee at Quinnipiac to help plan and participate in the events surrounding the 2019 Women’s NCAA Frozen Four Championship.

We have reserved 200 seats together (we can get additional tickets if needed) so that NLGH can show up in full force and celebrate the sport of Women's Ice Hockey. Tickets are $15/person and will get you into the 2 semi-final games on Friday March 22, 2019. The games are at 4:00 and 7:00 PM. We are also invited to participate in the tailgating event and in the players red carpet event that day. 

If tickets are not purchased through NLGH, there is no guarantee that you will get seating with or near our group. There are no limits to the number of tickets you can purchase and as previously mentioned, we can get additional seats if needed as long as we request them by January 15th.

We need to act fast so we can guarantee we have enough reserved seating!!!

Please click the link below to purchase your tickets. The deadline for ticket purchases is January 14th.

Once we have the final ticket count and tickets are in hand we will work out getting them to everyone prior to the games.

We hope to see all of you at the event!


Kim Falconer

NLGH Events/Fundraising



by posted 01/10/2019

Lights High School Team Wins CGHL!

Congratulations to the Northern Lights for winning the inaugural CGHL U19 November Tournament.  Great game tonight.  Congratulations also go out to the Stars for making the finals.  Nice job by all involved.  This is a great way for the girls to finish their club season and head off to their high school seasons on a high note.

by posted 11/18/2018

U16 CHAMPS !!!!

 CT Northern Lights U16                        Women's Beantown Classic Champs!!!! 

July 20-22 & 27-29 2018 | NESC (Marlboro, MA)

# Team GP W L T Pts GF GA Diff
1 CT Northern Lights U16 7 6 1 0 12 17 9 8



posted 07/22/2018
Odnoga has committed to Dartmouth College

The Northern Lights Girls Hockey Program is proud to announce that U19 player Lotti Odnoga has committed to Dartmouth College. Dartmouth plays in the ECAC Division one league and is also a member of the Ivy League. Dartmouth has a great hockey tradition and is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country.

Lotti has been a tremendous player for our U19 team this season. Her size and strength make her a very good defensemen, but her ability to skate and make good breakouts is one of her best assets. Lotti is a very offensive defensemen who helped contribute a ton of goals for us with her strong shot and her ability to rush the puck up. 
Lotti has a tremendous hockey background before coming to the Northern Lights. She is from Hungary and played on the country's world junior team and National team growing up. She has also played in all of Hungary's Olympic Qualifier games leading up to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
Coach Dan Giordano said, "Lotti is a very special player and I could not be more happy for her. I felt very strongly that Lotti is a division one player and that is why I am very happy to finally have her commit. She had a ton of great division three options, but to see someone work so hard to achieve her goal of playing division one is very rewarding."
Lotti Would like to thank her family and friends, as well as Coach Dan Giordano and her Northern Lights teammates for welcoming her into the program. 

by posted 03/14/2018
Usseglio to Suffolk University Rams

The Northern Lights girls hockey program is proud to announce that Halle Usseglio has committed to Suffolk University Rams in Boston, MA. Halle has been with the light for over 10 years and is one of the goalies on our u19 team. 

Halle currently attends Suffolk as a freshman and commutes back and forth to play for our u19. Next year will be Suffolks first season with a NCAA division 3 women's program, which makes it a perfect fit for Halle to step right in as one of the teams goaltenders next season. 
"Halle has been a great goaltender for our program over the years and it is very exciting for her to get this opportunity" said Coach Giordano. "She has worked extremely hard to improve as a goaltender and it has been great to see her grow throughout her time with the Lights. I am very happy for Halle and with her all the best next year as she makes the jump to division 3 college hockey."
Halle would like to thank her family for all the time and effort they put in for her to play hockey, as well as coach Dan Giordano for pushing her to become the goalie she is today, and all of her lights teammates over the years 

by posted 03/13/2018


The Connecticut Northern Lights u19 are proud to announce that Molly Dowd has committed to the Suffolk University Rams for next season. Suffolk will compete in NCAA Division 3.

Molly worked extremely hard this year and never missed an opportunity to try and get better. She has had a great season so far in helping our team reach the regional tournament coming up in Maine. Molly has been one of our most consistent goal scorers coming up with timely goals all season. 
Coach Dan Giordano stated, "I am very proud of Molly for achieving a goal of hers. Since the start of the season she has been very active in the college process and when I heard about her interest in Suffolk, I knew it would be a good fit. The coach at Suffolk is very eager to build a strong program and Molly will play a part in that. Molly is a great kid and worked hard to achieve her goals. I could not be more happy for her."
Molly would like to thank her family, as well as Coach Giordano, the Northern Lights program, and her teammates for helping her along the way. 

by posted 03/09/2018
Proteau Commits to Franklin Pierce University

Stephanie Proteau (Wolcott, CT) has committed to Division 1 Franklin Pierce University for the fall of 2018. FPU was 16-12-2 this season finishing in 3rd place of the NEWHA beating Holy Cross in double OT. Proteau has contributed a strong offensive presence for the NLGH the past few seasons helping the Lights in their National tournament runs at the U19 level. Proteau continues to develop as a person, and player through her time with the Lights. "She will bring tremendous value to the community, and a scoring presence at FPU. Proteau will bring her speed and scoring to FPU, which will allow her to contribute immediately to the team. Her work ethic and determination to be successful continues in driving her development to the next level", said coach Dan Giordano. Proteau would like to thank her parents, and her brother for the continuous support throughout the years.


The Northern Lights would like to congratulate Stephanie and wish her the best of luck at Franklin Pierce University!

by posted 03/01/2018
Monday Night Spring Skills


 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
U10 Silver are CGHL Division 1 Champs!!!

U10 Silver are CGHL Division 1 Champs!!!

Congratulations to our U10 Silver players and coaches as they went undefeated in the CGHL this season to clinch the title of regular season champions. In the tournament, the team went 4-0-1 going into the championship game. Maya Fanelli scored midway through the second period but the excitment was short lived as the Shoreline Sharks answered back right away. The game remained tied 1-1 through regulation time and a 6 minute overtime period. The Sharks began the shoot out and were quickly shut down by goalie Isabella Boehm. The Lights clinched victory with shoot out goals from Zanycca Kelsey and Danica Morden. Teamwork makes the dream work as these girls showed what it means to play AS ONE!! 

by posted 01/01/2018
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
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