Welcome to the February edition our girls hockey newsletter!
In This Edition: 
  • Grow Girl! Meghan Duggan on the Importance of Having Fun
  • How the Sharks Keep It Fun
  • Wrap-Up: Girls Futures '07/'08
  • Tournament Schedules & Scores
  • Watertown Girls Reach Championship Game in Brattleboro, VT
  • Audrey Rowen's High School Journey
  • Reader Poll
Grow Girl! with Meghan Duggan
The Importance of Keeping Hockey Fun
Olympic champion Meghan Duggan explains why having fun with hockey is so important...and offers suggestions on how to keep it that way!
Thank you to Stamford Twin Rinks for hosting us in their Skills Center!
How the Shoreline Sharks U14 Green Team Keep Hockey Fun!
The Sharks 14U Green Team Manager, Sierra-Marie Gerfao, and Head Coach, Chris Andersen understand how making the season fun keeps the players motivated, engaged, and fosters team bonding.
This season, the 14U Green girls hosted an "Autographs and Hot Chocolate" event for Learn to Play clinic participants to watch a game and get the 14U players' autographs! Manager Sierra-Marie even created autograph books!
Coach Chris doesn't cut his hair for the entire season. Then, he lets the player who scores more than 4 goals in a single game shave his head before the state tournament!

Chris has been coaching for over 20 years. His goal is for the girls to leave the ice with a smile!
Wrap-Up: Girls Futures '07 & '08
On Friday night, January 24, 150 female players skated in a series of 3 vs 3 and 5 vs 5 competitive drills. The the top 12 & 13 year old players were vying to represent Connecticut at the USA Hockey's New England District Futures camp in March. The event featured a fast-paced set of competitive situations.

In its second year, the Futures tryout continues to attract players of every skill level, which is exactly what the Grow the Game mentality is looking for. "We are lucky to have a deep pool of talent in our state," said Graham Gill, Women's Director for the CT Hockey Conference. "The evaluators are looking for raw hockey talent, not just who can hog the puck and monopolize the time on ice. Passing and body language away from the puck are key. The kids who asked really smart questions on the benches or on the ice showed us they are trying to develop."

State results have been passed along to the District, and those who made the Camp will be notified directly. Current and future participants are encouraged to visit the Futures Info/Tryout page to learn firsthand about next season's opportunities: http://www.chchockey.org/Page.asp?n=122672&org=chchockey.org
Girls Tier 1 & Tier 2 Tournament Schedules & Scores
Watertown Girls Reach Championship Game in Brattleboro, VT
The Watertown U14 team played in the Green Mountain Girls Hockey Tournament in Brattleboro, VT January 3-5, 2020. On Friday the team defeated the CT Ice Cats in a 4 to 2 win. Saturday they battled the Rutland, VT team in a 4 to 3 win, advancing them to the championship game against the Springfield Thunderbirds. The Watertown team lost in the final game 6 to 0. 
Rowen Enjoys Play
with Shoreline Sharks & Guilford High
Audrey Rowen was recently profiled by Zip06.com as a member of Guilford High's girls ice hockey team. Audrey played for the Shoreline Sharks U16/19 Green split team in the Fall and their U16/19 Winter team to complement the high school season.

Read on to learn more about Audrey's journey through high school hockey. Read Profile
Poll Results
We asked if girls reading our newsletter are following the 2019-2020 Rivalry Series between Team USA and Canada.

  • 86% are following the Series!

  • 14% have not been following.

Thank you for sharing!
February's Poll for Girls Who Play
Girls, will you participate in a summer hockey camp or program this year?
Yes, I will be on the ice!
No, I am taking a little break.
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