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CASCO BAY GIRLS HOCKEY PROGRAM 2022-23

For the 2022-23 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 and 14U levels. Players must attend tryouts for their birth year appropriate teams:

10U: Birth years 2012-13
12U: Birth years 2010-11
14U: Birth years 2008-09
16U-19U: Birth years 2004-07. 

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

Players may only tryout for their birth year team.  Players may not attend tryouts for an older age group. Team descriptions for 2022-23 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 U19 team will play 10-12 games in the NEGHL with home and away games on Sundays. They will compete in the MeAHA U19 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 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 2004-05 or for those with birth years in 2006 wishing to play up and who evaluate in the top ½ of the evaluation based on ranked scores.

Registraion fee includes tournaments, jersey, pants, and socks. See the registration for exact prices.

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 U16 team will play in the MeAHA U16 Tier II league and compete for the Maine U16 Tier II State Championship. The remainder of the games will consist of home and away games with teams in the NEGHL and other U16 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 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 2006-07 or for those with birth year 2008 entering High School that wish to play up on a split season team. 2008 Birth year players must evaluate into the top ½ of the team based on the ranked scores.

Registraion fee includes tournaments, jersey, pants, and socks. See the registration for exact prices.

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 team will compete in the MeAHA U14 Tier II league and compete for the Maine U14 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 U14 teams from Maine, VT, NH and Mass. Additionally, the team plans to compete in the 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 Casco Bay Icicle Invitational.

The focus for this team 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.

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 U14 Tier II Major team and the next highest scoring 15-18 players will be offered spots on the U14 Tier II Minor. Pending the difference in scores and drop off discretion may be used to limit the roster size to less than 15 skaters.

Registraion fee includes tournaments, jersey, pants, and socks. See the registration for exact prices.

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 U12 Girls League and compete for the Girls U12 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 U12 teams from NH, VT, and Mass. Additionally, the team plans to compete in 2 high level Tier I/II tournaments during the season. The teams 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 

Pending interest level and number of players fof evaluations we may be able to offer an U12 Tier II Minor team for 22-23. 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 the games will consist of home and away games with other top competitive Tier II and Tier III U12 teams from NH, VT, and Mass. Additionally, the team plans to compete in 1-2 tournaments during the season

The focus for these teams is to build highly competitive Tier II teams with an emphasis on skill development and team play at the U12 level.

The top 13-15 skaters and 1-2 goalies based on evaluator scoring rankings will be offered spots on the U12 Tier II Major team and the next highest scoring 13-15 players will be offered spots on the U12 Tier II Minor. Pending the difference in scores and drop off discretion may be used to limit the roster size to less than 15 skaters.

Registraion fee includes tournaments, jersey, pants, and socks. See the registration for exact prices.

10U Tier II Minor & Major

The U10 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 U10 T2 teams. Additionally, they will play girls U12 teams from Maine, NH and Mass and against Maine coed U10 T2 and T3 teams. Additionally, the team plans to compete in 1-2 tournaments during the year.

U10 Minor will 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 U10/U12 T4 teams, U10 Coed Tier III/IV teams from Maine and NH as well as possibly compete oini the NEGHL for the Winter season from November – March.

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 Tier IV team, but the plan is play as many local games as possible.

Registraion fee includes tournaments, jersey, pants, and socks. See the registration for exact prices.

Scott Matusovich

Girls Director