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Wonderland Tryouts (U12 & U14/19)

Non-National Bound Tryouts

U12 & U14 - 19 CGHL TEAMS

New to the 2024-2025 season, we're offering two new Sharks CGHL teams at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport. The U12 and U14 - 19 teams will play a CGHL schedule and be coached by Bill Garfield and Matt Sather. Tryouts will take place at  Wonderland.

The partnership's catalyst was to give Fairfield County hockey families an option to play on an all-girls hockey team at a more convenient rink location. It also unlocks access to higher levels of NEGHL and Tier II play with a program dedicated to girls’ hockey since its founding more than twenty years ago. 

Additionally, the partnership allows younger girls to become familiar with the Sharks organization in anticipation of moving to an all-girls team at the Bantam/U14 age group.

The Shoreline Sharks' current Northford offering remains unchanged; as previously announced, we will field Tier II, NEGHL, and CGHL teams at all age brackets (U8 - U19).

Tryout Schedule

The chart below shows the non-national bound U12 and U14 -19 Wonderland tryout times.  Tryouts for these two teams will be at the rink in Bridgeport. 

Tryout Session U12 CGHL - Wonderland U14 - U19 CGHL-Wonderland
Session 1 March 8: 7:30 - 8:30 pm April 9: 5 - 6 pm

Wonderland Partnership Q& A

Why are you partnering with the Wonderland Wizards?
Fairfield County doesn’t have any all-girls recreational/development hockey programs. By partnering, they can leverage our expertise as a 20-year all-girls organization while playing out of a more geographically convenient rink. The Wonderland players will have a chance to experience the Sharks organization, which can provide more opportunities, including access to national-bound play. 

What is the benefit for the Shoreline Sharks?
It supports our mission to grow girls' hockey in the state by providing opportunities for girls to advance to their next level of play. We are fully committed to running all-girls teams, now and in the future.

What are the Wonderland-based Sharks teams offered for 2024-2025?
Wonderland will have two CGHL teams, U12 and U14 -19. These are the only all-girls teams offered at Wonderland for the upcoming season.   
How does this impact the Sharks 2024-2025 teams?
It doesn’t. We plan to field Tier II, NEGHL, and CGHL teams at all age brackets (U8 - U19) that will be based out of Northford, as previously announced. 

Certainly, the current Sharks who prefer the Bridgeport location or Wonderland players who aspire to play on a NEGHL or Tier II team are welcome to try out at the appropriate rink. Please reach out to to discuss the logistics. 

Are the Shoreline Sharks skating out of the Wonderland of Ice? 
The Sharks have a great relationship with Northford and have no plans to change rinks in the foreseeable future. This partnership is about adding two teams to our existing offering to give girls in Southeastern CT all-girls teams options.  

Are players encouraged to dual roster on Wonderland’s co-ed teams? 
Dual rostering is an individual player choice. We believe that the competitiveness of girls' hockey today is outstanding and provides the level of development and success for those looking to play in high school, college, or beyond. 

Will the Sharks pursue other partnerships?
The Shoreline Sharks Board of Directors expects to explore similar partnerships with other hockey organizations.

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Click here to read the partnership announcement.

Click Here to visit the Wonderland Wizards website.

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