Training is part of every ice hockey player’s routine and who better to learn from than select D1, D3, and Prep school coaches. The NGHL College Exposure Camp on Thursday, September 3rd brought together competitive female hockey players and college coaches to train and talk hockey.

The athletes ranged from 13 – 18-year-olds, all striving towards the goal of playing hockey in college. During the day, athletes were given the opportunity to sample various coaching styles while on the ice and got to know the coaches on a personal level. The off-ice discussions included “What it takes to be a College Hockey Player”, “Skills & Conditioning” and “Scholarships & Financial Aid.”

Based on the resounding success of this event, the NGHL will present another camp this season. Stay tuned to our social platforms at @nghlhockey for that update.


This Labor Day weekend the NGHL hosted the 2020 Connecticut Face-Off. Sixty-nine (68) teams across 5 divisions – 12U – 19U – played across three days – September 4-7, 2020 – in the Simsbury area at the International Skating Center of Connecticut (ISCC), Enfield Twin Rinks, and Bolton Ice Palace. We are grateful to have been able to hold this event in the current climate and hope it was a great way for these teams to kick-off their season.

We also want to thank the players, coaches, and families for respecting the protocols that we had to put in place to ensure we all stay healthy and safe. We had very few issues throughout the weekend and that can only be attributed to the leadership of the programs, and the understanding of the parents, players, and families.

Video highlights from this weekend can be seen in our Instagram Stories Highlights at www.instagram.com/nghlhockey .

This year’s division winners were:

12U RED Springfield Jr Thunderbirds
12U BLUE Lady Boston Baked Beans
14U RED Connecticut Northern Lights
14U BLUE Rome Girls Hockey
16U RED Bay State Breakers
16U BLUE New England Wildcats
19U RED Niagara Purple Eagles
19U BLUE Connecticut Ice Cats