Welcome to Essex Sting Girls Hockey! The "Girls Play Hockey" message is about raising the visibility of girls in the game, whether they play on a co-ed team or on a girls-only team.
Essex Youth Hockey is open to youth from the "Chittenden Central" school district communities of Essex, Essex Junction and Westford but also welcomes girls from Richmond, Huntington, Jericho, Underhill, and the Islands.
Girls hockey in 2012-13 will include travel teams at the U12 and U14 age levels. Girls can also join our "house" hockey programs which are for younger new-to-hockey players or players whose time commitments prohibit the full travel experience. Travel Hockey includes two on-ice practices during weekday evenings and usually two games each weekend. Travel is predominently within the state of Vermont.
Any girl can try hockey at any time. It is not a sport you must start at a young age to enjoy success. In fact, many girls start as late as middle school. If you are thinking of trying out hockey as your next new winter sport, this video link has EYHA girls talking about what it's like to try hockey for the first time!
"I like the competitiveness, the drive and the entire team being like a family together"
"I like Girls Hockey because it is really fun"
"I like it because my teammates are nice"
"I like that I can mess up and know my teammates won't yell and get mad"
"I like Girls Hockey because it is really fun and it's a great way to meey new people. Everyone is really nice and fun to be around"
"I like Girls Hockey because there are no boys"
"Girls Hockey is Awesome!"
"I love that in Girls Hockey I have a team that will help and encourage me"
"I love the spirit and the friendship"
Participating in Girls Hockey may result in serious fun!
Lets face it, boys invented it... and girls have perfected it.