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Additional Tryouts (CGHL and U12 Tier I/II)

Non-National Bound Tryouts

U08, 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 U08, 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 is 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 2023-2024  tryout process for U12s will include two primary tryout sessions on March 21 and 22.  A third session will be held on March 23 as a callback 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 2023 -2024 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

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.  

U14 - U16/19

Tryout Session U14 CGHL U16/19 CGHL
#1 April 16: 12:00 - 1:15 pm April 16: 1:25 - 2:40 pm
#2 April 18: 5:30 - 6:30 pm April 18: 6:40 - 7:40 pm

U8 - U12

Tryout Session U8 CHC U10 CGHL U12 Tier I/II
#1 March 21: 5:00 - 6:00 pm March 18: 9:00 - 10:10 am March 18: 10:20 - 11:30 am
#2 -- March 21: 5:10 - 6:10 pm March 21: 6:20 - 7:20 pm

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 opens on February 1, 2023  
  • 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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Click here to request a comprehensive tryout packet that tells you everything you need to know about playing with the Shoreline Sharks.

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