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CASCO BAY GIRLS HOCKEY PROGRAM 2021-22

For the 2021-22 season The Casco Bay Girls Program will be offering Tier II teams at the 10U, 12U, 14U,  16U and 19U levels. We plan to have both Major and Minor Tier II teams at the 10U, 12U, and 14U levels. Players must attend tryouts for their birth year appropriate teams:

10U: Birth years 2011-12
12U: Birth years 2009-10
14U: Birth years 2007-08
16U-19U: Birth years 2003-06. 

All teams will play the majority of their schedule in the New England Girls Hockey League (NEGHL), the top girls hockey league in the country. The expectation is that the Major teams will play in the American Upper or National Lower Division in the NEGHL. The Minor teams will play in the most competitive division for their team.

Tryouts

Casco Bay Mariners Girls tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the week of TBD. Registration for the tryouts is closed.

Players may only tryout for their birth year team.  Players may not attend tryouts for an older age group. Team descriptions for 2021-22 are listed below.

Please reach out Girls Hockey Director, Scott Matusovich, with any questions at girlshockey@cascobayhockey.com.

Team Descriptions
 
19U Tier II
 

The team will begin in the first week of September with 1 weekday night practice and 1-2 games on Sundays for 10 weeks ending the first week of November.  The 19U team will play 10-12 games in the NEGHL with home and away games on Sundays. They will compete in the MEAHA 19U Tier II league and compete for the Maine Tier II State Championship.

There is a target of 20-22 games and 12-15 practices. Additionally, the team plans to compete in the August Tier II Showcase hosted by the East Coast Wizards and the Middlesex Islanders Holiday tournament in Lowell, MA.

This team is open to girls with birth years 2003-2004 or for those with birth years in 2005 wishing to play up and who evaluate in the top ½ of the evaluation based on ranked scores.

Estimated Cost will be $1050.00 including tournament fees, jersey, and socks. 

16U Tier II

The team will begin in the first week of September with 1 weekday night practice and 1-2 games on Sundays for 9 weeks ending the first week of November.  

The 16U team will play in the MEAHA U16 Tier II league and compete for the Maine 16U Tier II State Championship. The remainder of the games will consist of home and away games with teams in the NEGHL and other 16U teams from Maine and NH.

There is a target of 20-22 games and 14-15 practices. Additionally, Additionally, the team plans to compete in the August Tier II Showcase hosted by the East Coast Wizards and the Middlesex Islanders Holiday tournament in Lowell, MA.

This team is open for evaluation to girls with birth years 2005-06 or for those with birth year 2006 entering High School that wish to play up on a split season team. 2007 Birth year players must evaluate into the top ½ of the team based on the ranked scores.

Estimated cost will be $1050.00 including tournament fees, jersey, and socks. 

14U Tier II Major and Minor

The teams will begin in the first week of September, with 2 weekday night practices for a target of 60-65 practices.  The target is for 45-50 games with 1-2 games on Saturdays and Sundays through the middle of March. The team will also be doing off-ice training 3-4 times a month with a certified athletic trainer to work on core strength and improve overall athletic conditioning.

The teams will compete in the MEAHA 14U Tier II league and compete for the Maine 14U Tier II State Championship.  They will also play in the NEGHL Fall and Winter season for 25-30 games. The remainder of the games will consist of home and away games with other top competitive Tier I and Tier II 14U teams from Maine, VT, NH and Mass. Additionally, the teams plans to compete in  2-3 high level tier I-II tournaments such as the top level of the Cape Cod Thanksgiving Classic, the Middlesex islanders Holiday Tournament and the Casco Bay Icicle Invitational.

The focus for these teams is to create a highly competitive national bound Tier II team, with an emphasis on skill development, promoting a better understanding of the game of hockey, and preparing the girls for competitive high school hockey.

Estimated Cost will be $1800.00 including tournaments, jersey, pants, and socks.

Teams will be selected with 15-18 skaters and 1-2 goalies per team. Players will be evaluated on their skating (forward, backward, agility), stick skills (passing shooting and stick handling), and hockey game skills (offensive play, defensive play and hockey sense).  The Evaluators will consist of current and past Casco Bay coaches as well as high school coaches and others with proven hockey credibility with little to no knowledge of the players being evaluated.

The top 15-18 skaters and 1-2 goalies based on evaluator scoring rankings will be offered spots on the 14U Tier II Major team and the next highest scoring 15-18  players will be offered spots on the 14U Tier II Minor team. Pending the difference in scores and drop off, discretion may be used to limit the roster size to less than 15 skaters. 

12U Tier II Major

The team will begin at the end of September, with 2 weekday night practices, for a target of 50-55 practices.  The target is for 40-45 games with 1-2 games on Saturdays and Sundays through the Middle of March. The team will play in the MEAHA 12U Girls League and compete for the Girls 12U Tier II MEAHA State Championship. They will also play in the NEGHL for 18-20 games. The remainder of the games will consist of home and away games with other top competitive Tier I and Tier II 12U teams from NH, VT, and MA. Additionally, the team plans to compete in 2 high level Tier I/II tournaments during the season. The team will also be doing off-ice training 2-3 times a month with a certified athletic trainer to work on core strength and improve overall athletic conditioning.

12U Tier II Minor

The team will begin in early October with 2 weekday night practices, for a target of 50-55 practices.  The target is for 40-45 games with 1-2 games on Saturdays and Sundays through the Middle of March. They will also play in the NEGHL for 18-20 games. The remainder of their games will consist of home and away games with other top competitive Tier II and Tier III 12U teams from NH, VT, and MA. Additionally, the team plans to compete in 1-2 tournaments during the season

The focus for both teams is to build highly competitive Tier II teams with an emphasis on skill development and team play at the U12 level. Estimated cost for both will be $1500.00 including tournaments, pants, jerseys and socks.

The top 13-15 skaters and 1-2 goalies based on evaluator scoring rankings will be offered spots on the 12U Tier II Major team and the next highest scoring 13-15  players will be offered spots on the 12U Tier II Minor team. Pending the difference in scores and drop off, discretion may be used to limit the roster size to less than 15 skaters. 

10U Tier II

The 10U Tier 2 Major team will begin in the late October, with 2 weekday night practices for a target of 45 + practices.  The target is for 40+ games with 1-2 games on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February. The team will play games both in the NEGHL both home and away games with other competitive 10U T2 teams. Additionally, they will play girls 12U teams from Maine, NH and MA and against Maine coed 10U T2 and T3 teams. Also, the team plans to compete in 1-2 tournaments during the year.

10U Minor will begin in late October, with 1-2 weekday night practices for a target of 45 + practices.  The target is for 40+ games with 1-2 games on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February. The team will play a mix of Girls 10U/12U T4 teams, U10 Coed Tier III/IV teams from Maine and NH.

The Teams will be selected with 13-17 skaters and 1-2 goalies. Players will be evaluated on their skating (forward, backward, agility), Stick Skills (passing shooting and stick handling), and hockey game skills (offensive play, defensive play and hockey sense).  The Evaluators will consist of current and past Casco Bay coaches as well as high school coaches and others with proven hockey credibility with little to no knowledge of the players being evaluated. 

The focus for these teams will be on individual skill development and understanding team play. There will be more traveling involved than with traditional coed Tier IV team, but the plan is play as many local games as possible.

Estimated Cost will be $1050.00 for 10U Minor and 1350.00 for 10U Major including tournaments, jerseys and socks

 

Scott Matusovich

Girls Director