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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
Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Hockey
2018-2019 Mini Lights Program

FREE FOR NEW PLAYERS for the first 3 weeks! 
Learn-to-Skate / Ice Hockey Program
for girls born between 2007 and 2014 

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 2007 – 2014)
No experience required!
Session 1: Can Start on any Sat. or Sun. - December 2, 2018
(No Practice 11/24 & 11/25)
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 am - 10:00 am     
Session 2: December 8, 2018 - March 10, 2019
(No Practice 12/29, 12/30, 1/26, 1/27, 2/23, 2/24)
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 am - 10:00 am      


Cost: Once New Players complete the FREE 3-week Foundation program,
Girls can enroll in the Mini Lights developmental program for $199 per session.


Where:  International Skating Center of CT (ISCC) – Simsbury, CT.
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 click on 'Register Online' off the left menu bar.

For more information,
Please contact Melissa Ruggieri at 

by posted 08/15/2018

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
Grace will join teammate Anna Tittman

The Northern Lights Girls Hockey program is proud to announce that u19 player, Grace Love, has committed to Manhattanville College Valiants. Grace will join teammate Anna Tittman next year as a freshman at Manhattanville. They compete in the UCHC NCAA division 3 women’s league, where they finished with a 6-8-2 record in the first year of the league. The UCHC is a very a strong league with teams like Utica College and Elmira who are currently in the Women’s Division 3 final four.

Grace has had a drastic improvement in her play throughout her time with the Northern Lights, starting with her time on the u16 team with Coach Kelly Keane. It was here where she began to take hockey seriously and work hard every day to improve her skills. With her hard work and dedication over the last couple of summers, she has put herself in a position to be able to play division three college hockey next season.

Coach Dan Giordano said, “ I am so happy for Grace and this is a great opportunity for her. Her hard work has gotten her to this point and she has earned her the spot at Manhattanville next season. Coming into the season, Grace was thinking about playing another year with our u19 team and taking some college courses locally, but I am happy that she has found the right fit in Manhattanville. I am excited to follow her in college next year and wish her all the best.”

Grace would like to thank her family, friends, former Lights coaches, and Coach Dan Giordano for helping her realize her dream and potential to play college hockey.

by posted 03/18/2018
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
DiBattista has committed to Suffolk

The Northern Lights girls hockey program is proud to announce that Izzy DiBattista has committed to Suffolk University Rams in Boston, MA. The rams will be competing in the NCAA at the division 3 level. Izzy will be joined at Suffolk by current Lights u19 players Halle Usseglio and Molly Dowd.

Izzy has been with the lights for many years and is currently a Freshman at Suffolk University and travels back and forth to play on our u19 team. She has played on our u19 team for several years now and has been a very good player for our program. She shows up and competes hard every game and is a great team player. As a sophomore next year at Suffolk, Izzy will be able to step in right away and help Suffolk build a new program. 
Coach Dan Giordano said, "I have been Izzy's coach for the past couple of seasons and cannot say enough good things about her. She gave it her all every game and it has been a pleasure to coach her over the years. I am  very excited for her opportunity at Suffolk and wish her the best next year."
Izzy would like to thank her family, friends, teammates, and Coach Dan Giordano for all there support over the years. She is very happy to have played for Coach Giordano and appreciates his help in getting her to the next level.

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
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
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

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
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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