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2021-2022 Tryout Overview

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

We are excited about the 2021 - 2022 season.  With 14 projected teams at all age brackets (U8 - U19) in three leagues (NEGHL, CHC, and CGHL), we offer a spectrum of options for all types of players -  from new to hockey to advanced.

Our explosive entry into national-bound competition with our Tier II program provides highly competitive play that challenges players and leads to advancement opportunities.

Want to know more about our projected teams, season commitments, and tryout process?  Request a comprehensive 2021 - 2022 Tryout Packet.

Click here to request a comprehensive tryout packet.

Nat'l Bound Tryouts

All Other Tryouts

Best Tier II Program

Multiple Tryout Options


As a newcomer to national-bound play, we've become known for having the best Tier II program in the state.  Our five-year record is unparalleled and includes numerous tournament titles, including back-to-back USA Hockey Championships (2017 & 2018), 30+  boarding school placements, and the best program leadership. We're proud to be the destination program for players looking to advance to their next level of play.  

U08, 10, 12, 14, 16/19CGHL
U10 TIER I & II, U12 TIER I & II)

Over the last 20 years, we've built one of the strongest development programs in the state.  The Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL) provides our teams with predominately state-based competition at multiple levels of play.   For 2021-22, we are pleased to announce Tier I and II U10 and U12 teams.  The hockey experience we deliver is focused on player advancement, hard work, camaraderie, and of course, fun.  

Tryout Approach

Tryouts for our national bound and non-national bound teams are separate.  National bound teams are focused on experienced players looking to play at the highest level of competition.  Our national bound teams are comprised of players that have long-term hockey goals, including college hockey.  The tryout options offered for the upcoming season include:

  1. National bound (Tier II) Tryouts:  National bound teams include U14, 16, and 19 age groups and teams that are eligible for the USA Hockey National Championship.  These teams are highly competitive, USA Hockey national bound teams that require significant time and travel commitment.
  2. Additional Tryouts (CGHL, U10 Tier I and II, U12 Tier I and II):
    • U08 (cross-ice team)
    • U10 (Tier I, II, and CGHL)
    • U12 (Tier I, II, and CGHL)
    • U14 (CGHL)
    • U16/19 (CGHL)

Want to know more about our projected teams, season commitments, and tryout process?  Request a comprehensive 2021 - 2022 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:  All pre-tryout skates 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 March 1  
  • 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 


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