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Additional Tryouts (CGHL) and U12 Tier I/II)

Non-National Bound Tryouts

U8, 10, 12, 14, 16/19 CGHL TEAMS

We offer a wide range of non-national bound teams (not eligible for USA Hockey National Championships).  Our teams include Tier I and/or  II U12 as well as CT Girls Hockey League (CGHL) teams at U8, 10, 12, 14, and 16/19.  

USA Hockey rules stipulate that only U14, 16, and 19 teams are eligible for Nationals.  However, the U12 Tier I and II teams are eligible for state playoffs (U12 eligible for regionals).

The CGHL provides players from beginner to experienced the ability to play competitive hockey in a development environment.  The CGHL travel and time commitments are significantly less than the Tier I and Tier II teams.

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. 

The 2022-2023  tryout process for U12s will include two primary tryout sessions on March 14 and 15.  A third session will be held on March 16 as a call back for those players being considered for a Tier I or II roster spot.  

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 2022 -2023 Tryout Packet. 

Tryout Summary

The chart below provides the key information about the non-national bound tryouts for U8 - U19 teams, including all CGHL and Tier I/II  U12 teams: 

Tryout Schedule

UPDATED 4-1-22

The chart below provides the tryout times for the non-national bound U8 - U19 teams, including U12 Tier I/II.  All tryouts are held at Northford Ice Pavilion.  

U8 - U10

Tryout Session U8 CGHL U10 CGHL
#1 March 14: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm March 14: 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm
#2 -- March 15: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
#3 Call Back -- March 16: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

U12 - U16/19

Tryout Session U12 Tier I/II & CGHL U14 CGHL U16/19 CGHL
#1 March 14: 7:10 - 8:10 pm (Group1) April 6: 5:00 - 6:10 pm April 6: 6:30 - 7:40 pm
#1 March 14: 8:20 - 9:20 pm (Group 2)
#2 March 15: 6:10 - 7:20 pm (Group 1) April 7: 5:00 - 6:10 pm April 7: 6:30 - 7:40 pm
#2 March 15: 7:30 - 8:40 pm (Group 2)
#3 Call Back March 16: 6:40 - 8:00 pm (Tier I/II)

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: 

  • Tryout Packet:  Request a comprehensive packet that provides families with tuition, travel, tournament, skill development, practice schedules, etc.
  • Registration: Our registration opened on February 8, 2022  
  • 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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