The Connecticut Ice Cats, an established and competitive Tier 1 and Tier 2 girls’ hockey program, will be joining the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation for the 2023-24 season. The Ice Cats play out of Stamford Twin Rinks, Darien Ice House, and New Canaan Winter Club.
The Ice Cats program began in 2000 as a part of the DYHA Girls teams. In 2009, the DYHA Girls teams merged with the New Canaan Winter Club to form the CT Ice Cats. Since then, the Ice Cats have developed a strong reputation for their competitive play and dedication to player development. In the last 5 years, the program has sent nine teams to the New England Regional Tournament, bringing home five gold medals and four silver medals.
The U12 team has also had impressive success, qualifying for and competing in the Tier 2 national tournament in the 2009-2010, 2010-2011 (national quarter-finalist), and 2011-2012 seasons.
The Ice Cats are committed to fielding competitive teams while also developing all players’ skills and knowledge of the game. Their mission is to have fun while working hard and competing at the highest level. With the addition of three teams to the Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation, the Ice Cats will have even more opportunities to showcase their talent and compete against top teams from around the region.
We look forward to having this organization in the AGHF. Be sure to follow the Ice Cats on Instagram
The Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation (“AGHF”) is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-II Youth Hockey League that facilitates games throughout the Mid-Atlantic for its club members and families. The AGHF provides high-quality league games and showcases for over 60 teams in the Mid-Atlantic uniquely catering to its member-owned clubs. The AGHF currently fields girls hockey programs at Platinum and Diamond divisions for the following age groups: the 10U, 12U, 14U (Diamond/Platinum), 16U (Diamond/Platinum), and 19U age levels. The AGHF is truly a unique opportunity as each of the Founders and Member clubs operate at all levels of girls’ hockey, making it a unique experience for all players.