Watching your daughter play a sport on a college campus offers an insight that playing on a regular rink can’t. It offers the vision of what could be - what it could be like if your player was drafted by a college and you made campus visits to see her play.
This past weekend was like that. The NGHL’s Ohio State “Big Ten” (September 13-15) hosted teams across 3 divisions. The skaters had the opportunity to play on the Ohio State University Ice Rink, home to the Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey team, and the aptly named Chiller Dublin Rink.
7 Clubs traveled to play in the showcase, most brought multiple teams.
- Carolina Junior Hurricanes 14U, 16U, 19U
- Chicago Fury 14U, 16U
- NoVA Ice Dogs 14U, 16U, 19U
- Nashville Junior Predators 14U, 19U
- Cleveland Lady Barons 14U
- Gilmour Gladiators 16U
- Ironbound Hockey 14U, 19U
The showcases throughout the season, help us get a clear gauge on what level the teams should participate at the end of season NGHL Championships to be held in St. Louis in February. One of the goals of the NGHL is to promote girls' hockey so that those who want to play college hockey will have the opportunity for exposure and hopefully reach their goal.
Division results from this weekend are:
- 14U winner Cleveland Lady Barons
- 16U winner Gilmour Gladiators
- 19U winner Nashville Junior Predators
The next NGHL event will be the Nashville Country Classic, November 29 - Dec 1, 2019, which will host T1 & T2 girls' hockey teams across four divisions, from 12U to 19U. The event will also give the teams the opportunity to watch Women’s NCAA hockey. Four top 20 ranked women's teams - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Boston College & Harvard - will be playing in a showcase tournament. Looks like a great weekend for girls and women’s hockey!