In order to ensure that all the NGHL events are of the highest quality and have the same great features, it is important that each team participating adhere to the procedure listed below.

Approval and Registering:

  • In order to compete in a tournament, teams must receive consent from NGHL Hockey.


Full payment must be received 60 days prior to the event.

  • Online:
    • While completing registration for an event, teams have the option to pay in full by using a credit card or sending payment in the mail by check.
    • Accepted credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
    • In the event of needing a refund, please note that processing fees will not be refunded.
  • Check:
    • Check must be made out to “National Girls Hockey League”
    • For Check payment mailing address, contact info@nghlhockey.com


In the event that a team must withdraw from a tournament after committing, please refer to the following policies:

  • The $500 deposit made within 30 days of registering is non-refundable.
  • Teams that paid by credit card will not be refunded the processing fee.
  • If teams withdraw less than 30 days before the tournament begins, they forfeit the full cost of the tournament fee.

Other Requirements:

  • Teams must submit both a copy of their signed official USA Hockey or Hockey Canada roster, as well as one that includes players' full names, jersey number, and position to NGHL Hockey <info@nghlhockey.com> no later than 10 days before the tournament.
  • Teams must stay in the hotels provided by NGHL Hockey. nghlhockey.com/hotel-policy
  • Teams must be prepared to play by 7:30 am on the first day of the tournament and have their final game end at 4:00 pm.
  • There may be circumstances when the schedule will change; please DO NOT make any plans that can not be refunded.


NGHL Hockey is governed by the rules of USA Hockey, and it is the responsibility of each player, coach, and team manager to be familiar with these rules and ensure all participating players and coaches are registered with USA Hockey for insurance purposes.

Zero Tolerance Policy
NGHL Hockey is aligned with USA Hockey in its commitment to creating a safe and fair environment for all participants. Respect for the game, the opponents, coaches, and officials is a critical part of the environment that is created. This Zero Tolerance Policy summarizes required actions to be taken when violations occur.  https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0c3c-2461734/USAH_Zero_Tolerance_Policy.pdf  


  1. Alcoholic products are prohibited outside of the common viewing area upstairs. Anyone abusing alcoholic products will be asked to leave.
  2. Damages - Any person causing damage to the tournament facility will be fined commensurate with the damage and will be removed from the premises and/or suspended from all facility activities until the fine is paid in full. All persons are subject to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
  3. NGHL Hockey supports the USA Hockey zero tolerance initiatives for verbal abuse of any player, official, parent, or spectator. The tournament director or rink staff reserves the right to remove any violator from the premises.
  4. All on-ice officials are currently and completely registered and in good standing with USA Hockey and their respective State Association or the International lce Hockey Federation, (IIHF)or Hockey Canada.
  5. Ambulance Service - To ensure the quickest response time, anyone may contact the EMT Services (911) in the event of an emergency. Any trips to the hospital using the transportation of an ambulance service or any other means that require payment of service fee is the responsibility of the transported.
  6. Monitoring: It is the policy of USA Hockey that all teams have at least one responsible adult (head/assistant coach or other approved team personnel) directly monitoring the locker room during all tournament events to ensure that only participants (coaches and players), and other approved team personnel are permitted in the locker room to supervise the conduct in and around the locker rooms at all times while participants are present and also make sure the locker room is appropriately secured during times when minor participants are on the ice. All responsible adults serving as locker room monitors should be gender correct and the co-ed locker room policy must be followed. Monitors must be screened per USA Hockey screening standards and USA Hockey SafeSport certified. Unapproved, non-team personnel, including parents and family members, are discouraged from entering locker rooms unless it is necessary.
  7. Cell Phones and Other Mobile Recording Devices: Per USA Hockey policy, cell phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras, and video cameras, are not permitted to be used in the locker rooms. If phones or other mobile devices must be used, they should be taken outside of the locker room.


The NGHL requires accurate and complete rosters for college coaches. Please use this template and send to info@nghlhockey.com