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2020-2021 Tryout Overview

Welcome to our travel team tryouts!  We are proud to be one of the biggest girls programs in the state with a broad offering of travel teams from highly competitive Tier II to CGHL. The spectrum of options allows us to give girls at all levels of play the opportunity to advance to their desired next level of hockey.

We are excited about the 2020 - 2021 season.  With 14 projected teams at all age brackets (U8 - U19) in three leagues (NEGHL, CHC, and CGHL), we have something for every type of player, from advanced to new to hockey.

Want to know more about our projected teams, season commitments, and tryout process?  Request a comprehensive 2020 - 2021 Tryout Packet.

Tryout Options

Tryouts for the tiered and development teams are separate.  We believe it's critical to a player's development to place her with peers of similar abilities and backgrounds, as this enhances their game, practice, and social experience.   The tryout options  offered for the upcoming season include :

  1. Tier II Tryouts:  At the U14, 16 and 19 age levels we will hold separate tryouts.  These teams are highly competitive, USA Hockey national bound teams that require significant time and travel commitment.
  2. Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL) and AA Tryouts:  At the U10 and 12 age levels, we will combine CGHL and AA tryouts to help save parents money.  We will also offer U14 and U16/19 (combined age group) tryouts for our CGHL teams.

Take a look below for a high-level overview of the tryout process, including team structure, tryout fees, and dates.   

Tier II & AA Tryout Overview

We are committed to delivering a competitive hockey experience that is synonymous with development, opportunity, and academic achievement.

We've only competed at the Tier II level since 2017.  In that short period, we've built a reputation for hockey excellence that includes  20+ boarding school placements,  participation in the regional tournament every year of eligibility, and two USA Hockey National Championship titles.  In fact, we are the only girl's organization (Tier I or Tier II) in the state to win a National Championship title since 2012!

In just four seasons,  we've become the destination program for players looking to advance to their next level of play.  We look forward to building upon our legacy in the 2020 - 2021 season. 

Want more detailed information about the teams, season and tryouts?  Request a comprehensive 2020 -2021 Tryout Packet. 

Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL) Division 1 & 2 Tryout Overview

Our development-focused teams promise the same great Shoreline Sharks experience.  We are proud of our strong sense of community, along with our focus on skill development, commitment, hard work, and fun. With these ingredients and our talented and dedicated coaches, caring managers, and supportive parents, we have a winning formula. 

Our goal is to provide all girls that want to play hockey the opportunity.  If we get the appropriate level of interest, we will always add teams to our portfolio to offer more opportunities for girls to play at all levels. 

Want more detailed information about the teams, season and tryouts?  Request a comprehensive 2020 -2021 Tryout Packet. 

Tryout Information

Our tryout program is designed to provide all participants with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their hockey skills.  We utilize independent evaluators to eliminate any potential player bias.  Additionally, our on-ice instructors will do everything possible to maintain a relaxed environment so players can perform to their potential. 

Here is some additional information about tryouts: 

  • Pre-Tryout Skates:  U10 and U12 pre-tryout skates that will comply with USA Hockey regulations
  • Tryout Packet:  Request a comprehensive packet that provides families with tuition, travel, tournament, skill development, practice schedules, etc.
  • Registration: Our registration opened on February 16th  
  • Sequencing:  For girls on the edge of national bound play, we've coordinated tryout times with the Mid Fairfield Stars to provide players with options at both levels of competitive play
  • Player Loyalty:  We promise our registered players that we will find a place for them to play hockey with our "Once a Shark, always a Shark" philosophy 


Click here to request a 2020 2021 Tryout Packet.

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