The Connecticut Northern Lights currently fields multiple teams in the age brackets of:

  • Developmental - Learn to Play
  • 8 and Under
  • 10 and Under
  • 12 and Under
  • 14 and Under
  • 16 and Under
  • 19 and Under
  • High School Teams

The Northern Lights leads a learn-to-play program for girls between the ages of 3 and 9 with no previous ice hockey experience. For girls with a year of experience, Northern Lights offers the cross-ice Mini-Lights program. Mini-Lights allows girls another year of in-house skill development and play prior to participation on a Northern Lights travel team. 

Players with the Northern Lights come from Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, NY and Rhode Island. Connecticut Northern Lights teams compete at the highest level in state, regional and national play as members of the New England Girls Hockey League Connecticut Hockey Conference and the Connecticut Girls Hockey League. However, the Northern Lights 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. 


The Northern Lights Girls Hockey program is committed to supporting the development of young women as athletes, leaders, and members of society through a competitive hockey environment that instills life values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, a consistent work ethic, and respect for self and others.


Our vision is to be the female hockey program of choice in Connecticut for girls ages 3-19 years old. To provide competitive Tier 1 and Tier 2 girls hockey programs, and a best-in-class skills development program.


Sportsmanship – Conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity on and off the ice.

Teamwork – Everyone on the team is included as we work to achieve collective goals.

Respect – Develop self-confidence and self-esteem; it is built on respectful behavior toward all.

Leadership – Leaders are developed; doing what is right to stand above those who don’t shows that actions speak much louder than words. 

Competition – Giving everything to compete at your highest level is more important than winning.

Development - High-quality instruction provided by experienced, knowledgeable coaches will provide the platform for player development.

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