The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is excited for its first Federation Education Series guest this season. This series will feature presentations for our players, families, and coaches on the landscape of hockey and Player Development. The first presentation will feature Ken Martel from USA Hockey. 

With over 25 years of experience in player development and a long history as a coach with USA Hockey, Ken Martel was named senior director of player and coach development in November 2022. He is charged with helping provide a framework for associations nationwide to follow for optimal athlete development.

Martel has made appearances behind the bench of nine U.S. teams that have competed in International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, including four times with the U.S. National Under-18 Team (2000-04), four times with the U.S. National Junior Team (2004, 2006, 2008-09) and once with the U.S. Women’s National Team (2007).

All are welcome to attend however, the presentation is targeted toward 10U to 12U ages. The presentation will cover player development, growth in hockey, what makes for a great youth sports experience, learning in an athletic context, and more.

“Intro to Hockey”

Date: Tuesday, October 17th 

Time: 7:00 pm EST

RSVP: Register here!

This webinar will take approximately 30 minutes with time for a Q&A

The Iron Horse Invitational, powered by the NGHL, is set to take center stage in New Jersey this weekend, featuring an exciting lineup of girls’ hockey action across all divisions. Kicking off the festivities, the 19U Diamond division will open the weekend with a thrilling clash between the Florida Alliance and the Rockets. This showdown marks the first of two showcases for the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation. Stay up-to-date with live scores and schedules by visiting the Game Center.

Throughout the weekend, we encourage everyone to engage with us on social media by tagging us in your posts and using our event hashtag. Additionally, if you capture any remarkable game moments, be sure to submit your game clips for a chance to be featured in “Top 5 Plays of the Week.”

The Iron Horse Invitational promises to be a weekend filled with fierce competition and unforgettable moments. Stay tuned for all the excitement as teams battle it out on the ice in New Jersey.

The AGHF is excited to announce an official partnership with The Hockey Path, which will provide video analysis for all AGHF players this season. Please use code AGHFTEAMS to receive 10% off all sessions.

The Hockey Path is a group of current and recent college and professional hockey players who provide video analysis over Zoom to youth hockey teams & individuals. Each video coach with The Hockey Path has played at some of the highest levels and is experienced in running video sessions.

As part of the video sessions, The Hockey Path will clip the footage for you and screenshare the video on the call. As objective, outside voices who are role models for the players, they capture attention, provide mentorship and give an unbiased view on how to improve your hockey sense.

More details, including sign up links can be found on the website here:

Get ready to lace up your skates and sharpen your blades because the excitement is about to hit the ice! The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is gearing up for an electrifying start to the 2023-24 season, with the puck dropping tomorrow, September 9th, for a riveting match-up between the 16U Diamond PTL Black and MassConn United. With an impressive lineup of over 80 teams, the AGHF is set to deliver another captivating season.

In a testament to the league’s unwavering commitment to excellence, the AGHF has meticulously crafted a schedule filled with thrilling showcases, the highly anticipated All-Star event, and the prestigious AGHF Championship. The excitement kicks off with the Ironhorse Cup powered by the NGHL on September 9th, featuring teams from all divisions, promising a thrilling start to the season.

The AGHF takes pride in providing high-quality league games and showcases for over 80 teams in the Mid-Atlantic region, uniquely catering to its member-owned clubs. The AGHF currently fields girls’ hockey programs at Platinum and Diamond divisions for various age groups, including 10U, 12U, 14U (Diamond/Platinum), 16U (Diamond/Platinum), and 19U age levels. This diversity makes the AGHF a truly unique opportunity, as each of the Founders and Member clubs operates at all levels of girls’ hockey, offering an exceptional experience for all players.

Stay in the loop with the latest updates, scores, and highlights by following the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation on all major platforms. It’s game on!

The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is thrilled to announce the launch of its new exclusive merchandise store!

The AGHF League Merch Store showcases an impressive range of top-quality apparel and accessories, designed to elevate your hockey experience. The store features renowned brand CCM to bring you hoodies, shirts, and more that exude both style and performance. Our customizable items are here to help you stand out like never before. Elevate your gear by adding a personal touch – your name and number – to a selection of apparel and accessories.

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Stay tuned for more updates, promotions, and announcements

Are you or someone you know facing financial obstacles that stand in the way of playing hockey? The AGHF, in collaboration with the Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation, is proud to present scholarships designed to ease financial burdens.

Scholarship applications for the 2023-24 hockey season are now open from August 1st to September 15th. Eligible applicants include athletes aged 18 and under who have a strong passion for hockey but are in need of financial assistance to participate. An individual can apply for a scholarship once per calendar year.

Visit the application page and complete all the required fields, including the necessary attachments. Make sure to submit your application before the September 15th deadline. Once the applications are reviewed, successful recipients will be notified via email by October 10th. We encourage all eligible athletes and their families to apply for these scholarships.

For more information and to access the scholarship application, click here.

About Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation
Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation was formed in 2020 to remove financial barriers to youth hockey. Through individual grants and sponsored programming, the foundation’s goal is to increase American youth hockey participation ​and ease the financial stress that many families undertake to afford equipment and ice time. Youth hockey cultivates friendships, teamwork and accountability. Most importantly, players develop a lifetime passion for the sport. Join us today and donate as we lend a hand to the next generation of hockey players to create opportunities for all children to play ice hockey.

Are you ready to lace up your skates and take on an incredible opportunity? The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is thrilled to announce tryouts for our select team heading to the prestigious Quebec International Peewee Tournament. Held from February 7th to February 18th, 2024, this tournament is renowned worldwide, and we want you to be a part of it!

The Quebec International Hockey Tournament is one of the most prestigious minor hockey tournaments globally, attracting over 120 teams from around the world. Each year, players have the chance to compete at the impressive 18,000-seat Videotron Center, as well as participate in exhibition games and practices at partner arenas. It’s an unforgettable experience that allows young athletes to showcase their skills on an international stage.

To assemble our competitive team, the AGHF is hosting tryouts for all players born in 2011 and 2012 who will play on an AGHF team in the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

Event Details

Girls Main Tryout at Pro Skate Arena for Birth Years 2011-12

Players must attend a minimum of two sessions but are welcome to participate in all three.

Registration and More

To register for the tryouts and learn more about the AGHF, please visit the link here. We encourage all aspiring players to take advantage of this opportunity and join us in Quebec.

Please note that Quebec Tryouts are subject to the AGHF being awarded a team in October. We understand the importance of financial considerations, which is why there will be no charge for any team fees until we receive confirmation of being awarded a bid.

The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is pleased to announce the locations for the upcoming showcases. The showcases will take place in various cities across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, offering a diverse range of venues for teams to compete in. These showcases are not only an excellent opportunity for teams to showcase their talent and skills, but also a chance to foster camaraderie and sportsmanship among the participating teams.

The first showcase is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce that the hotel links for this event are now available on our website. Participating teams and their supporters can access the hotel links and make their reservations at their earliest convenience. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred accommodations.

For the second showcase, the hotel links will be made available in the next couple of weeks. We appreciate your patience as we finalize the arrangements and ensure that all necessary information is provided for a successful event.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates regarding the showcases and hotel accommodations. We are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information to assist you in planning your participation in these exciting events.

The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is thrilled to bring together teams from across the country for these showcases. It is our aim to create a positive and competitive environment that encourages growth and development in the sport of hockey.

If your team is interested in attending as a guest team, we encourage you to fill out the form here

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming showcases!

The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is thrilled to welcome the Connecticut Polar Bears, the first all-girls ice hockey program in Connecticut, to its league for the upcoming 2023-24 season. As one of the premier girls’ hockey programs in the country, the Polar Bears bring a rich legacy of success and commitment to player development. With their impressive track record of national championships, college placements, and Olympic participation, the Polar Bears are poised to make a significant impact in the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation.

Founded on the principles of skill development, teamwork, and dedication, the Connecticut Polar Bears have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in girls’ ice hockey. With their home rink at The Rinks at Shelton in Shelton, Connecticut, the Polar Bears have nurtured the talents of numerous young athletes, guiding them towards success both on and off the ice.

The Polar Bears’ extraordinary achievements speak volumes about their commitment to excellence. With an impressive tally of 12 National Championships, the organization has consistently demonstrated their ability to compete at the highest level. Moreover, the Polar Bears have seen nine of their players go on to represent their countries in the Olympic Games, a testament to the program’s dedication to nurturing elite talent.

At the core of the Polar Bears’ success lies their unwavering commitment to the development of their players. The organization’s coaching staff is renowned for their expertise and ability to provide high-level training and competition opportunities. By emphasizing both individual growth and teamwork, the Polar Bears create an environment where players can flourish and reach their full potential.

The Connecticut Polar Bears take great pride in their ability to help players pursue their dreams of playing college hockey. With an impressive track record of placing over 250 players in colleges across the nation, the Polar Bears have become a trusted pathway for aspiring young athletes. Through a combination of skill development, mentorship, and exposure to college coaches, the program empowers its players to excel academically and athletically.

As the program continues to thrive, the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation eagerly looks forward to witnessing the Polar Bears’ continued success on the ice and their invaluable contributions to the growth of girls’ hockey.

The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation is thrilled to announce that the Royals, based at the Bucks County Ice Sports Center in Warminster, PA, will be joining our league for the upcoming 2023-24 season. This marks an exciting milestone for the Royals, as they launch their first-ever girls’ teams: the Lady Royals at the 8U, 10U, and 12U age levels. With esteemed coach John Keyburn leading the 10U team, we anticipate a promising journey for these young athletes.

Girls’ ice hockey has seen tremendous growth in recent years, as more and more young girls embrace the sport and its competitive spirit. The inclusion of the Royals in the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation exemplifies this expansion and our commitment to providing opportunities for girls to participate and excel in ice hockey.

As the Royals embark on their inaugural season in the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation, we are confident that their commitment to the sport, combined with the support and guidance of their coaches and families, will propel them to new heights. We look forward to seeing the Lady Royals grow, learn, and thrive in the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation.

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