This Labor Day weekend, in partnership with the MidFairfield Connecticut Stars and Ironbound Elite, the NGHL hosted the 2019 Labor Day Challenge. Fifty-two teams across 5 divisions - 12U - 19U - played across three days. Most games were played at the Northford Pavilion Rink but some teams had the special opportunity to play on Wesleyan's beautiful Spurrier-Snyder Rink.
It was gratifying to see such passionate and talented players. Feedback from the college scouts that were there was very positive. We were fortunate to have a section of coaches from D1, D3 and NESCAC schools:
Alvernia • New England College • Nazareth • Trinity Kings • Quinnipiac • UMass Boston • Wesleyan • Manhattanville • Yale • Amherst • Maryville Buffalo • St. Lawrence • UConn • Bowdoin • WNE • SUNY Oswego • Post • Merrimack • Colby • Becker • Chatham • Sacred Heart • Aurora • CT College • Nichols • Elmira • Brown • Wilkes
We’d like to congratulate all the division winners:
- 12U - New Jersey Devils Youth
- 14U Red - Mid-Fairfield Ct Stars
- 14U Blue - Mid-Fairfield Ct Stars
- 16U Red - St Louis Blues
- 16U Blue - Boston Lady Bandits
- 19U - Mid-Fairfield Ct Stars
We truly appreciate all the teams that came out to skate and those who posted pictures and #GameDay creative on social media (@nghl_hockey), raising the level of awareness of our new league.