Stamford Spinnakers
The Girls Ice Hockey Association   
of Stamford, Connecticut

High School (U19) Team Schedule

 

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

  www.spinnakers.org

Contact our scheduler at u19scheduler@spinnakers.org.
Looking for U12 & U14 Girls Travel Hockey?  Go to http://spinnakers.org/u12/schedule.htm
Our high school team is an active member of
Girls American League, which involves USA Hockey teams in CT, NY and NJ. 
For high school team TRYOUT information, see April 5 on this schedule for  information.  (Same date for U12 and U14 tryouts.) 

Every face a wealth of memories...


(\(\(\   Join us for the Spinnakers' 11th year.  (\(\(\  Enjoy the commitment of your teammates.  Be inspired by their efforts.  Work hard to do your fair share.  (\(\(\  Always play to win, but always win or lose with class.  (\(\(\   In our brand of hockey, there's nothing "perfect" about never losing; it just means our scheduler needs to find tougher competition.  (\(\(\



2007-08 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, and donors who prefer no public acknowledgement.  The Spinnakers program is also benefited by our friendship with The Stamford Advocate, Instant Replay Sporting Goods, and Terry Conners Rink.  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 follow up.  We will be happy to provide program information.  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 TENTH and BEST season.  Players are encouraged to get in shape and participate in the Thursday night clinics. 
May-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 the year beginning September 1.  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 August 31.  On-line registration opens on May 1.
7/02/07 Tue 2:00 PM Spinnakers paint their logo on fresh home ice at Terry Conners
Thanks to Katie, Maddy, Alyssa, and Julie!
Congratulations to our Emily '07, recently named WSTC's Fairfield County ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.
Emily was awarded a $10,000 scholarship during a Bluefish game at Harbor Yard on July 28.
July-August

 

  TCR's Girls (11-19) Summer League
Thanks to Katie and Julie for getting some of our members out there.  These opportunities last only as long as girls participate.  Call them!

Register at rink: 977-4514.
Be sure to obtain parking permit from rink office.
While Maddy and her family spent part of the summer building homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina, they stopped to take this picture for us.
7/19-8/30 Every
Thu
7:20 PM Spinnakers & Friends Weekly Pre-Season Clinics
Juniors and 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 The Kennedy School of Hockey (<< click for details) at TCR
Participants include the Spinnakers and a select group of friends/opponents.
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, followed by pizza on the lawn at TCR    
9/11/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
9/18/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
9/24-28/07 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
9/25/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
10/02/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
10/06/07 Sat   SAT & Subject Tests    
10/08/07 Mon   Columbus Day -- No School    
10/09/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
10/16/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
10/23/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
10/30/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
11/03/07 Sat   SAT & Subject Tests (What does the SAT have to do with hockey?)
11/06/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
11/13/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)  

 

11/17/07 Sat 10:40 AM Game @ Polar Bears at Northford (75 min)  

L

11/17/07 Sat 5:50 PM Game @ CT Northern Lights at Simsbury ISCC
To be re-scheduled, we hope.
   
11/18/07 Sun 11:20 AM Game @ Mid-Fairfield Lady Blues at STR   L
11/20/07 Tue 6:30 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)  

 

Annual Stamford Spinnakers HOMECOMING Game    
11/24/07 Sat 3:40 PM Spinnakers White vs. Spinnakers Blue at TCR (90 min)
All past and present Spinnakers are invited to play in this celebration of Stamford's girls high school hockey program.  Thanks to our parents for all the great food!
   
11/25/07 Sun 5:30 PM Game at Wonderland Wizards at Wonderland of Ice   W
11/27/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
12/01/07 Sat   SAT & Subject Tests  

 

12/01/07 Sat 3:40 PM Game @ Suffolk PAL at The Rinx, Hauppauge
[Stayed with afternoon time, due to morning SAT]
GAL L
12/02/07 Sun 7:00 PM Game @ Sacred Heart University JV at Wonderland
Canceled, due to "black ice."  Good decision by SHU.
  X
12/04/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)
Based on forecasted attendance, we asked Mid-Fairfield to postpone the game scheduled for this date.  They deserve the best competition we can provide.
  X
12/08/07 Sat 10:30 AM Game @ Mid-Hudson Lightning at McCann Ice Rink, Poughkeepsie, NY GAL L
12/11/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
12/15/07 Sat 2:40 PM Game @ Sound Shore Warriors @ Ice Hutch GAL L
12/18/07 Tue 6:40 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 ScheduleResults.
   Printable schedule for Spinnakers.
12/27/07 Thu 1:15 PM Game vs. NH Lady Monarchs at Trinity   L
12/27/07 Thu 9:00 PM Game @ Southern Flyers Fury TN at South Windsor   W
12/29/07 Sat 8:15 AM Game @ New England Blades MA at Trinity    T
12/29/07 Sat 4:30 PM Game vs. Team Rhode Island Selects at Newington Red    W (forfeit)
12/30/07 Sun 10:30 AM
10:40 AM
Semi-final 1st vs. 4th at Newington Blue
Semi-final 2nd vs. 3rd at Newington Red
   NA
12/30/07 Sun 2:10 PM Final Red Winner vs. Blue Winner at Newington Red   NA
The Battle of Saratoga, which occurred 230 years ago in the vicinity of our next tournament, was mentioned in our locker room after Thursday's second game.  The similarities are interesting.  Washington was credited with a daring redeployment of some of his most aggressive officers.  The Americans were underestimated by the British.  Importantly, Saratoga was really a series of smaller battles, and each small victory generated the confidence and unity that made the next victory possible.  No wonder they called it the war's turning point.  No wonder it was mentioned at such a pivotal moment in this challenging season.
1/05/07 Sat 1:10 PM Game @ NJ Selects at Mackay Rink, Englewood GAL L
1/08/08 Tue 4:15 PM Game @ New Canaan Country School at New Canaan Winter Club   W
1/08/07 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
1/11/08 Fri 8:40 PM Game vs. NJ Selects at Mackay Rink, Englewood (our home game) GAL L
1/12/08 Sat 1:20 PM Game @ Brewster Bulldogs at Brewster GAL L
1/15/08 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
1/16/08 Wed 4:30 PM Game @ North Haven High School at Northford   W
Adirondack Northstars Winter Classic XIII    
AN EXTRAORDINARILY TEAM-FRIENDLY  TOURNAMENT
Civic Center:
1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, NY (518) 926-PUCK (7825).
Recreation Center: 1 Fire Road, Glens Falls, NY (518) 743-0901

Schedule Rules Directions.  Official schedule is subject to change, and we will try to keep this page conformed to it.
Friday night's trip is 3.5 hours, but allow extra time for traffic.  NYS Thruway to Albany, then Northway (still I-87) to Exit 19.  RIGHT onto Aviation Rd (Rte 254), then RIGHT onto Upper Glen St. (Rte 9 south).  At 4th light, RIGHT onto Fire Road.  Rink on right after YMCA.
 
19-A
CHAMPS!!!
(again!)
1/18/08 Fri 7:20 PM Game vs. Leaside at Glens Falls Rec Center   L
1/19/08 Sat Noon Game @ Mohawk at Glens Falls Rec Center   W
1/19/08 Sat Post-Game Team Lunch Meeting at 132 Glen Bistro    
1/19/08 Sat 10:20 PM Game vs. Geneva at Glens Falls Civic Center   W
1/20/08 Sun 3:00 PM Semi-Finals at either Rec Center or Civic Center
@ Adirondack Northstars
  W
1/20/08 Sun 5:30 PM Final at Civic Center @ Mid-Hudson Lightning   W
Celebrating Hard-Earned Win at Glens Falls
Thanks to Mr. Dembofsky for capturing this happy moment.
1/21/08 Mon 1:10 PM Game vs. Polar Bears at TCR (90 min)   L
1/22/08 Tue 6:40 PM Game vs. Sound Shore Warriors at TCR, followed by practice GAL L
1/23/08 Wed 4:00 PM Game @ Canterbury School, New Milford   L
1/25/08 Fri 6:00 PM Game @ Millbrook Prep   L
1/26/08 Sat   SAT & Subject Tests    
1/26/08 Sat 6:40 PM Game vs. Rye Rangers at TCR (90 min)   W
1/29/08 Tue 6:40 PM Game vs. Mid-Hudson Lightning at TCR, followed by practice GAL W
1/31/08 Thu 5:10 PM Game @ Rye Country Day School   W
2/03/08 Sun 1:10 PM Game @ Brewster Lady Bulldogs at Brewster Rink
Leaving plenty of time for Super Bowl preparations.
  L
2/03/08 Sun    
2/05/08 Tue 6:40 PM Game vs. Sacred Heart University JV at TCR, followed by practice   W
2/12/08 Tue 6:40 PM Game vs. North Haven HS at TCR, followed by practice   W
2/15/08 Fri   "Wear Your Jersey to School"
www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com
   
2/16/08 Sat 6:40 PM Game vs. Brewster Lady Bulldogs at TCR (90 min)

"Bring a Friend to the Rink" (but not in our locker room)
www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com
GAL T
2/17/08 Sun 4:40 PM Game vs. Suffolk PAL at The Rinx, Hauppauge (our home game)

"Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes"
www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com
GAL L
2/18/08 Mon 1:00 PM Sacred Heart University Clinic at Wonderland in Bridgeport.
Coach O'Malley personally invited the Spinnakers to wear their uniforms and participate in this training event.
   
2/18-22     Stamford schools winter break    
2/19/08 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
2/20/08 Wed 5:15 PM Game vs. Greenwich Academy at Hamill (105 min)         L
2/23/08 Sat 6:00 PM Game vs. Springfield Pics at TCR (90 min)              L
2/26/08 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)

 

 

3/01/08 Sat   SAT only    
3/01/08 Sat 10:30 AM Game @ Mid-Hudson Lightning at McCann Ice Arena, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY W
3/04/08 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
3/08/08 Sat 6:40 PM SENIOR NIGHT
Game vs. Wonderland Wizards at TCR (90 min)
  W
3/11/08 Tue 6:40 PM Practice at TCR (110 min)    
Susquehanna Rapids PT Tournament   (U19-A, Red Division)
Games are at York City Ice Rink, 941 South Vander Ave., York, PA.  Tel. 717-848-1084.
 
Full Schedule   Rules
   
3/14/08 Fri 8:15 PM Game @ Susquehanna Rapids (PA) at York #2   W
3/15/08 Sat 8:15 AM  Game @ Carolina Hurricanes (NC & SC) at York #2    W
3/15/08 Sat 12:00 Noon  Game @ Monarchs (MD) at York #2    W
3/15/08 Sat 6:15 PM Tournament Ceremony at York #2 (75 min)    
3/15/08 Sat 8:00 PM Team Pizza Party & Game Highlights at Westgate Inn    
3/16/08 Sun 12:00 Noon  Semifinal Game vs. U19-A White 2nd Place Team at York #1    W
3/16/08 Sun 2:45 PM  Final Game at York #1    L
3/21/08 Fri   Deadline date for discounted tryout fee  Postmark controls.   19-19-2
3/30/08 Sun 1:30 PM Great end of season celebration.  Thanks to thee Tiscia Family for hosting the party, to all who attended and helped with the food, and to Mr. Aubrey for the best slide show we'ever had.    
4/05/08 Sat 3:40 PM 2008-09 TRYOUTS at Terry Conners Rink (60 min)
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.  Our aim is not to recruit a great team, but to build one.
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 3/21/08.
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.    
           
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 (9/1/08-8/31/09) is required.  Registration opens May 1 at www.usahockeyregistration.com
9/06/08 Fri 7-10 PM Part 1    
9/07/08 Sat 9-Noon Part 2    
9/08/08 Sun 9-Noon Part 3    
9/08/08 Sun Afternoon Pizza Party at Cove Island Park    

 

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 full-time students who commit to the Spinnakers as their one and only hockey team during the Spinnakers season.  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
Terry Conners Rink -- USA Hockey

 

E-mail to Sherry Hynes, Manager

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