Welcome to the December edition our girls hockey newsletter!
In This Edition:

  • Grow Girl! with Meghan Duggan: Building Confidence
  • Regionals Winners
  • Rivalry Series Excitement
  • NED 14-17 Select Evaluation
  • Girls Futures '07 & '08
  • Great Events at the Greenwich Skating Club
  • Leadership Pair at the Lady Seahawks
  • Reader Poll
Grow Girl! with Meghan Duggan
Building Confidence

Olympic champion Meghan Duggan shares tips for how girls can build and maintain their confidence.
Thank you to Stamford Twin Rinks for hosting us in their Skills Center!
Congratulations to Regionals Winners!
The CT Polar Bears won U16 Tier I & U19 Tier I Girls New England Regionals in Marlborough. They will move on to USA Hockey Nationals April 2-6, 2020, in Blaine, MN.
U19's defeated Mid-Fairfield 3-0.
U16 Majors defeated Mid-Fairfield 4-1.
Rivalry Series Excitement
The entire Capital Wolves organization attended the Rivalry Series in Hartford and held the "big flag" before the game!
2020 New England District Girls 14-17 Select Evaluation

March 27-29, 2020
Northford Ice Pavilion
Still Accepting Registrations for Girls Futures '07 & '08
Friday, January 24, 2019
5-10 pm
Northford Ice Pavilion
Great Events at the Greenwich Skating Club!
CT Whale Clinic
On December 17, the NWHL CT Whale ran a clinic for the Greenwich Skating Club girls travel teams (U10, U12B, U12A, U14B & U14A).  The CT Whale players ran 5 stations, coached the girls, and participated in the clinic. The clinic concluded with a shootout where the girls tried their moves against the CT Whale goalies! Following the clinic, the CT Whale held a practice at GSC.
"Girls Open Air"
On December 7, Greenwich Skating Club celebrated Girls Hockey with their annual "Girls Open Air." The day was kicked off with a U10 Jamboree including GSC, Shoreline Sharks, CT Northern Lights and Rye Rangers. In addition to hockey, the girls did face painting, poster making and beads.
The U10 Jamboree was followed by 4 girls travel games. All girls hockey, all day!
Leadership Comes as a Pair at the Lady Seahawks
When twins Eve and Dahlia Cooper began playing hockey 6 years ago in Milford, they were immersed in a team environment that empowered them to prove themselves among the many boys they played with. Now at SECYH in Norwich, the girls still play co-ed hockey. However, when presented with the opportunity to join the first all-girls' team in the organization's history, the girls stepped up. As the older members of a predominantly U10 team playing at the U12 level, it was natural for them to assume roles as leaders. The newer and younger players look up to the pair, and it is easy to see why.
Both girls are dynamic on the ice, as they can play any position and motivate other players around them in the process. Teamwork and bonding are two aspects of hockey that attracted both girls to the sport and keep them excited to play. When asked if she considers herself a leader on the team, Dahlia says yes, adding that "it's important to keep the team positive in any situation, whether it be from the bench or on the ice." They love the physicality of the game and being able to prove themselves while encouraging their teammates to do the same.

Both girls agree that the best part about playing on an all-girls team is the relationships that you build with your teammates and the ability to attract more girls to the sport. They love working with newer and younger players at "grow the game" events. Eve encourages girls who are unsure about hockey to give it try and create an opportunity to make lifelong friendships and have memorable experiences.
Poll Results
Last month, we asked if the girls reading our newsletter have ever had a backyard rink:

  • 46% have had their own rink before.

  • 11% of girls will have their first rink this winter!

Thank you for sharing!
December's Poll for Girls Who Play
Girls, have you been following the 2019-20 Rivalry Series between Team USA and Canada?
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