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The Amherst Hockey Association hosts a thriving Girls’ Division that recruits, retains, and builds solid skills for girl players with on- and off-ice training, social events, scrimmaging, co-ed and girls’ teams, and more. 

For the 2019/2020 season, we will offer a full-time 14U girls’ team, part of the Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL). Evaluations will be in March 2019, and girls who are in the 2005-2008 birth years are encouraged to attend. For details on this team, email our Girls’ Division coordinator and CGHL representative Karen Skolfield at .

For the 2018/2019 season, we are again offering part-time girls’ teams. We are fielding teams at the CGHL Division I and Division II levels, and teams play 10-15 games. Both newer and more experienced hockey players are welcome. Girls who play with other organizations may also join these part-time teams to get the added benefits, camaraderie, and confidence boost of playing with all girls. As this is a secondary team, we recognize that their full-time co-ed or girls’ teams have priority.

Also for 2018/2019, we will again offer our Girls' House Team. Last year the house team had 18 girls, many of whom were brand-new to hockey. Historically, 2-5 of our house team players move on to travel teams each year.  

The Amherst Hockey Association is delighted to be one of the leaders in promoting girls’ hockey in Western Massachusetts. Visit the registration page for pricing and to register. If you have questions about the girls’ division, please contact our Girls Division Director, Karen Skolfield at  .

The best way to build our girls’ division is through word of mouth and friends inviting friends. Parents, please consider telling others about our new division and our efforts to get more girls playing hockey. 
 
If you have questions or ideas about building the girls’ division, please send an email to Karen Skolfield at   

 
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All-Girls House Team
by posted 03/01/2017


The 2015/2016 girls' house team

The all-girls house team was started in 2015 and has been a roaring success, with 19 girls the first year, and in the second year 27 girls plus a waitlist. No skating or hockey experience is required and girls ages 8-18 are eligible. The team skates twice per week and has occasional games against other House teams in Massachusetts. Girls who also skate on co-ed travel teams with the Amherst Hockey Association are also welcome to join this team's practices. The all-girls house team is supported, in part, by a 2016 Massachusetts Hockey grant. The journalism program at UMass did a nice write-up and video on the team, which you may access here: http://amherstwire.com/14886/tvmovies/all-girls-youth-team-breaks-sports-stereotypes/

For more information on the house team or on the girls' division of AHA, please email Karen Skolfield at skolfield@engin.umass.edu

 


 
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