As we all know, since the early 1990’s, girl’s hockey has taken off both at the national level, and here in the state of CT. It is an area that still remains under supported in many parts of our state. We are pleased to announce that Watertown and Northwestern youth hockey have joined forces to start a girls hockey program for players in the Greater Waterbury and Western Connecticut areas. It has long been a desire of our associations to offer a top flight local girls program for area girls who are not fans of the drive to Simsbury, Northford, or Stamford. With the increase of registered girls in our respective programs at the lower age levels we feel the time is right to start this new venture. For the 2016-17 season, our intention is to start with a U14 Tier 2 team and build from there. We will be having an open hockey hour on Friday February 5th, and invite all girls with birth years of 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 to come for a free observation. The skate will be held at 8:00pm at the Taft School Mays rink. We would like to get a good idea of just how strong the interest would be for this new program. The session will be conducted by Bob McCoy, former head coach of the Gunnery Girls Varsity and Ct. Polar Bears U14 Tier 1 nationally ranked team. Tryouts for the Lady Eagles will be held in late March with exact dates and locations to be announced shortly.
Should you have any questions please contact Larry Erickson of WYHA at
or Larry Schopfer of Northwestern at
for additional information.