IMPROVING THE SPORT OF ICE HOCKEY,
ONE GIRL AT A TIME

 

  www.spinnakers.org

Looking for Girls Spring Hockey?  Go to http://www.spinnakers.org/gsh.htm.  Registration opens 1/1.
Our high school team is an active member of
Girls American League, which involves USA Hockey teams in CT, NY and NJ.  See April portion of schedule for TRYOUT information. 
Thanks to Mr. Dembofsky for taking this picture at our 2005 Reunion Game. 

Every face a wealth of memories...


(\(\(\  Enjoy the commitment of your teammates.  Be inspired by their efforts.  Work hard to do your fair share.  (\(\(\



2006-07 SCHEDULE & RECORD
Past Schedules & Records

2006-07     2005-06     2004-05
2003-04     2002-03     2001-02

2000-01     1999-00     1998-99

Roster
Profiles: Upperclassmen
Profiles: Alumnae

Pictures     College Info
Girls Spring Hockey
Wish List      GAL Hockey
Locker Room Policies
Check several times each week.  The schedule changes frequently.
Click here for driving
directions to rinks.
The Spinnakers enjoy financial support from Stamford PAL, Exchange Club of North Stamford, Lord & Taylor's, and donors who prefer no public acknowledgement.  The Spinnakers program is also benefited by our friendship with Stamford Youth Hockey Association, The Stamford Advocate, Instant Replay Sporting Goods, Terry Conners Rink, Darien Rink and Fjord's Charter & Catering.  Thanks to all our sponsors and friends for supporting community-based girls ice hockey.
Parents and friends, we need additional sponsors in order to cover our expenses while making hockey affordable.  If you know of any organization that will help us sustain and expand this opportunity for girls, please let us know.  If you multiply our annual fee by the number of girls on our roster, you can easily see why we need sponsors.
 
Off-Season     Coaches Prepare for Spinnakers' Best Season
In addition to continued participation in USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program, our coaching staff has been planning its approach to the team's NINTH and BEST season.  Players are encouraged to get in shape and participate in the Thursday night clinics. 
June-August

 

Click here to see current dates. USA Hockey registration, on-line by each player's parents.
Go to www.usahockeyregistration.com and register as a member for 2006-07.  Charge fee to credit card.  Your registration will be confirmed by an e-mail bearing a bar code.  Forward it to manager@spinnakers.org in order to participate in any of our programs after 8/31/06.  On-line registration opens on June 1.
July-August

 

  TCR's Girls (11-19) Summer League
Register at rink: 977-4514.
7/20-8/24 Thu 6:00 PM Spinnakers & Friends Weekly Pre-Season Clinics
Juniors--Girls Only
Summer Hockey Clinics, Stamford Spinnakers   
at Terry Conners Rink.  Be sure to obtain parking permit from rink office.
7/20-8/24 Thu 7:15 PM Spinnakers & Friends Weekly Pre-Season Clinics
Seniors--Girls Only
Summer Hockey Clinics, Stamford Spinnakers
at Terry Conners Rink.  Be sure to obtain parking permit from rink office.
Spinnakers Annual Team Camp by KENNEDY SCHOOL OF HOCKEY (<< click for details) at TCR
Participants include the Spinnakers and a select group of friends/opponents.
9/0806 Fri 7-10 PM Part 1    
9/09/06 Sat 9-Noon Part 2    
9/10/06 Sun 9-Noon Part 3, followed by pizza on the lawn at TCR    
9/12/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
9/19/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
9/25-29/06 USA Hockey Adult Education Week
Visit www.usahockey.com
They aren't headed for the NHL and they don't play to give us a return on our investment.
They play for fun, and nothing spoils fun faster than overwrought coaches and parents.
So let's all remember, it's just a game, their game
9/26/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
10/03/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
10/04/06 Wed   Ticket sale begins for 11/15/06 Lord & Taylor Benefit Sale.
For information, contact Katie Lorenzen or Courtney Northrop.
   
10/09/06 Mon   Columbus Day -- No School    
10/10/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
10/14/06 Sat   SAT I & II    
10/15/06 Sun 4:40 PM GAME @ Sound Shore Warriors L  
10/17/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
10/22/06 Sun 9:00 PM GAME @ Darien Spirit at Darien Rink T  
10/24/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
10/31/06 Tue   Halloween - No Hockey - But see Wednesday!    
11/01/06 Wed 7:10 PM Practice at TCR (70 min)    
11/04/06 Sat   SAT I & II (What does the SAT have to do with hockey?)
11/04/06 Sat 7:00 PM GAME vs. Polar Bears at TCR (90 min)
Canceled by Polar Bears.  Practice instead.
   
11/05/06 Sun   GAME vs. Fairfield University postponed to later in the season.    
11/07/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
11/14/06 Tue 6:30 PM GAME vs. Darien Spirit at TCR, followed by practice (110 min) W

 

11/15/06 Wed All day Lord & Taylor Sale for benefit of Stamford Spinnakers.
Thanks for the hard work by Katie, Courtney and Mrs. Northrop.
Thanks for everyone's support.
   
11/21/06 Tue 6:30 PM GAME vs. Darien Spirit at TCR, followed by practice (110 min) W

 

Annual Stamford Spinnakers HOMECOMING Game    
11/25/06 Sat 1:50 PM Spinnakers White vs. Spinnakers Blue at TCR (100 min)
All past and present Spinnakers are invited to play in this celebration of Stamford's girls high school hockey program.  (This event needs food.  Post-Game Tailgate Party in 2007.)
   
11/28/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
You've heard about the new emphasis on stick interference and holding penalties.  Learn the details by watching USA Hockey's video.  Click here.  If you need a format other than WMV, please visit usahockey.com.
12/02/06 Sat   SAT I & II  

 

12/02/06 Sat 2:40 PM GAL GAME @ Sound Shore Warriors at Ice Hutch
Canceled by Warriors--to be rescheduled
   
12/02/06 Sat 8:45 PM SCRIMMAGE @ Ridgefield HS at Ridgefield [W]  
12/03/06 Sun 5:00 PM GAL GAME @ NJ Quarry Cats at Floyd Hall, Montclair State W  
12/05/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
12/08/06 Fri 6:00 PM Practice at TCR (90 min)    
12/09/06 Sat 1:00 PM GAME @ Canterbury School, New Milford CT L  
12/10/06 Sun 6:40 PM GAL GAME vs. Brewster Bulldogs at TCR (90 min) W  
12/12/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
12/16/06 Sat 7:00 PM GAL GAME vs. Quarry Cats at TCR (90 min) W  
12/17/06 Sun 10:20 AM GAME @ Suffolk PAL at Sports Plus, Lake Grove, Long Island L  
12/19/06 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
Connecticut PB Tournament 
275 teams (over 4,400 girls) from all over North America, playing about 500 games on 15 different rinks in central Connecticut.
Tournament Rules Rink Directions Tournament Schedule Results
Printable schedule for Spinnakers only.
12/26/06 Tue 7:30 PM Opening Ceremony at Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport,
followed by Sound Tigers vs. Hershey Bears.
  As a team,
as always.
12/27/06 Wed 3:10 PM GAME vs. Maryland at South Windsor L  
12/28/06 Thu 8:10 AM GAME @ North Shore Vipers at South Windsor W  
12/28/06 Thu 6:40 PM GAME vs. Cape Cod Sharks at South Windsor T  
12/29/06 Fri 9:20 AM GAME @ NE Junior Falcons at South Windsor T  
12/30/06 Sat Morning Semi-Final and Final Games at Newington    
1/02/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
1/06/07 Sat 2:40 PM GAL GAME @ Sound Shore Warriors at Ice Hutch
Hutch Exit 8; left from ramp, left after Target, left to the bubble.
T  
1/09/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min).    
Adirondack Northstars Winter Classic XIII     << Note to other teams...great tournament!
1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, NY

Schedule Rules Directions.  Official schedule is subject to change, and we will try to keep this page conformed to it.
Directions to rink: I-87 (Adirondack Northway) North to Exit 18.  RIGHT from ramp onto Main Street.  After 5 lights, bear RIGHT at Stewarts fork onto Hudson Street.  At 4th light, turn RIGHT onto Rte. 9 South.  Rink on left.  (518) 926-PUCK (7825).  
19-A
CHAMPS!!!
1/13/07 Sat 11:00 AM GAME vs. Mohawk Valley at Glens Falls Civic Center W  
1/14/07 Sun 7:00 AM GAME vs. Buffalo at Glens Falls Civic Center W  
1/14/07 Sun 12:30 PM GAME @ Adirondack Northstars at Glens Falls Civic Center L  
1/14/07 Sun 4:30 PM GAME (Championship) vs. Harlem Valley at Glens Falls Civic Center W  
1/16/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
1/20/07 Sat   SAT I & II    

"...Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton."  -Duke of Wellington

1/20/07 Sat 9:30 AM GAME @ Polar Bears at Northford T  
1/20/07 Sat 7:00 PM GAME vs. CT Northern Lights at TCR (90 min) W  
1/23/07 Tue 6:30 PM GAME vs. Ridgefield HS at TCR, followed by practice (110 min) W  
1/27/06 Sat 9:00 AM GAL GAME at Brewster Bulldogs, Brewster Rink
63 Fields Lane, Brewster NY
L  
1/27/07 Sat Noon GAL GAME at NJ Selects, Mackay Rink
130 W Englewood Ave, Englewood NJ
L  
We're fortunate to be competing with opponents who will beat us every time we fail to play extraordinary hockey.
1/30/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
1/31/07 Wed 4:00 PM GAME at Rye Country Day School W  
2/04/07 Sun 1:00 PM GAME @ UCONN Club at UCONN Rink
Don't worry.  Plenty of time to get home for the Super Bowl party.
I-91 North to I-84 East to Route 195 South to UCONN.
 See interactive campus map. Search for Freitas Ice Forum (FIF).
L  
2/06/07 Tue 6:30 PM GAME vs. Harlem Valley Lightning at TCR.
Harlem canceled.  We'll practice (110 min)
CXL  
2/10/07 Sat 6:20 PM GAL GAME vs. NJ Selects at TCR (90 min) T  
2/13/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
2/15/07 Thu 7:45 PM GAME @ Greenwich HS at Hamill
Received message from GHS on 2/12, rescinding invitation due to FCIAC prohibition of 3 games in a single week.  We offered to host a game on 2/27 and will let you know whether they accept.   
CXL  
2/17/07 Sat 4:30 PM GAME @ The Gunnery School (Directions) L  
2/20/07 Tue 4:40 PM GAME vs. Ridgefield HS, then practice at TCR (110 min) W  
2/19-23     Stamford schools winter break.    
2/24/07 Sat 4:20 PM GAME @ CT Northern Lights at Simsbury L  
2/24/07 Sat 8:45 PM GAME @ Ridgefield HS "Senior Night" at Ridgefield L  
2/27/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)

 

 

3/03/07 Sat 4:00 PM GAL semi-final GAME @ NJ Selects at Rye Country Day School

W

 
3/04/07 Sun 3:00 PM GAME @ CT Stars at Shelton

L

 

3/06/07 Tue 7:20 PM GAL Championship GAME @ Sound Shore Warriors at Rye Country Day School
[Spinnakers are excused from GSH "Tryouts"]

W

 

3/06/07 Tue 6:30 PM Jr
7:30 PM Sr
Girls Spring Hockey Placement Tryouts at TCR
This program is for ALL girls and runs through late May.
Three of our team members have participated every year since 1998!
   
3/10/07 Sat   SAT I    
3/11/07 Sun 1:30 PM DOUBLE-HEADER vs. CT Stars at Shelton. W  
3/11/07 Sun 3:00 PM W  
3/13/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO 8 AM EDT SATURDAY
Well, that was an interesting NINE-HOUR drive through blinding sleet and snow.  Everyone arrived safely.
Sound Shore Warriors exercised saner judgment, and stayed home, so the schedule was reconfigured.
At the end of the placement round, we were in first place, and scheduled to play Hershey in the semifinals.  They gave us a bag of chocolate bars, then played one of the toughest games in the tournament.
The meaning of any victory comes from the winners' respect for their opponents.  This championship means a lot to us.
Susquehanna Rapids PT Tournament   (U19 Gold Division)
Sunday's match-ups are based on placement after Saturday's games.
Games are at York City Ice Rink, 941 South Vander Ave., York, PA.  Tel. 717-848-1084.
 
Best Western Westgate Inn.  Tel. 717-767-6938.  
   
3/16/07 Fri   We do not play on Friday.  Captains enforce curfew.     
3/17/07 Sat 7:00 AM GAME @ Pittsburgh, Rink #2
We ARE a morning team.  Just ask Buffalo.
W  
3/17/07 Sat 10:45 AM GAME vs. Susquehanna Rapids, Rink #2 T )
3/17/07 Sat 6:15 PM Tournament Ceremony for All Teams (canceled to accommodate storm adjustments...replaced by Spinnakers pizza party)    
At the conclusion of the placement round, the Spinnakers were in first place.
This just in from state championships, Boys, that is...Prep 3, ND/F 2.  Congratulations, Jesuits!
 
3/18/07 Sun 9:30 AM 1st Place Spinnakers vs. 4th Place Hershey Bears, Rink #1 W  
3/18/07 Sun 2:00 PM Championship, Spinnakers vs. Pittsburgh (winner of 2nd vs. 3rd game) Rink #1 W 21-12-7
5-3-2
3/23/07 Fri   Deadline date for discounted tryout fee  Postmark controls.    
4/03/07 Tue 8:10 PM 2007-08 TRYOUTS at Terry Conners Rink (60 min)
If, due to religious observance or other serious reason, you cannot attend on this date, please contact us by 3/23 to arrange for an alternative assessment.

Open to all eligible high school players.  To avoid undermining the competitiveness of similar programs in other communities, we favor local candidates and others who have no high school team opportunity. 
Consistency of commitment: If you play for the Spinnakers, you play only for the Spinnakers.  Our season runs from September through March.  Subject to game & practice schedules of fall interscholastic teams, candidates should be available for the entire season.

Click here for registration formRegister by 3/23/07.
Now!
(Or sooner!)
    Make early reservations for hockey camp!  College coaches who want their camps promoted here are welcome to attend one of our games and personally describe their programs to our players.    
4/28/07 Sat TBD End of Season Celebration    
July 19-August 30 Thu 7:20 PM Spinnakers Summer Girls Hockey Skills Clinics at TCR
Junior and Senior groups share the ice once per week for intense training and practice.
   
In order to join the Spinnakers on the ice for any reason, you must give us a current USA Hockey registration confirmation.  Every player registers herself (with parents assisting minors) on-line at www.usahockeyregistration.com for the year beginning September 1.  You will need a credit card to pay the registration fee.  Forward the confirming e-mail (the one with the bar code) to manager@spinnakers.org.  Please register early, so we can complete the process by registering our team and our camp participants before the new season begins.  On-line registration for the coming season opens on May 1.
Spinnakers Annual Team Camp by TBD at TCR
By invitation only
Proof of USA Hockey on-line registration (9/1/07-8/31/08) is required.  Registration available in June at www.usahockeyregistration.com
9/07/07 Fri 7-10 PM Part 1    
9/08/07 Sat 9-Noon Part 2    
9/09/07 Sun 9-Noon Part 3    
9/09/07 Sun Afternoon Family lunch details TBA    

 

Join the team--become a financial sponsor.
Stamford Spinnakers, Inc. is a qualified non-profit organization.
(Verification available in IRS Publication 78.)

For more information, contact manager@spinnakers.org.

 

 

Spinnakers Fashion Line

Instant Replay (the real authority on sports in Stamford) can offer team clothing and equipment at lower prices when orders are consolidated.  Parents wishing to order any of these items may want to arrange a pre-holiday order in mid-November.  Subject to minimum quantities, the prices* are:

Navy fleece zippered jacket, with team and personal embroidery, $65.

Navy hooded pullover sweatshirt, with team and personal screening, $35.
This item is for team members only.

White version of above, $35.
Appropriate for family members and fans.

Vinyl hockey bag, with team and personal screening, $60.

Dark blue nylon pants, with team and personal embroidery, $65.  Note: This item takes at least five weeks and minimum quantity is six.

Current cost of Boathouse "Spinnakers Hockey" pullover jacket is about $100 in small-volume orders.  (Not through Instant Replay.)

*Indicated prices were in effect during 2001-02 season and are subject to change.  Instant Replay is authorized to use the Stamford Spinnakers name and logo in the production of these items.  All other uses are prohibited without the team's express permission, which can be solicited through the Manager.  Remember, when wearing the Spinnakers name and logo, each of us represents all of us. 

 

Candidates must be high school students who commit to the Spinnakers as their one and only hockey team.  Each of us represents all of us, so we strictly maintain high standards of conduct, on and off the ice.  Despite the payment of a fee, anyone who does not abide by these high standards will not be with us.
Our "one team" requirement enhances the quality of this experience for the Spinnakers teammates.  It is not a common requirement, so an individual who cannot abide by it should have no trouble finding more suitable teams for herself.

Girls Spring Hockey -- Girls Summer Clinics -- Home Page -- Current Roster -- Alumnae -- Player Profiles -- Pictures
Schedule 2001-02 -- Schedule 2002-03 -- Schedule 2003-04 -- Schedule 2004-05 -- Schedule 2005-06 -- Schedule 2006-07
SYHA -- Terry Conners Rink -- USA Hockey

 

E-mail to Sherry Hynes, Manager

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