Women's Ice Hockey
Registration for womens ice hockey is for TRY-OUTs.
Locations will be listed as they become available.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE
1/7/13 CURRENT LIST OF TRY-OUT LOCATIONS:
CHELSEA PIERS NYC
Friday, December 28th, 2012 7:00-8:20pm
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 5:30-6:50pm
At Cicero Twin Rinks Thursday December 27 @ 6:15-7:15 PM
Saturday January 5 @ 8:00-9:00 PM
LONG ISLAND REGION
Sunday, December 30 @ Dix Hill Ice Rink, 7:50-9:10pm
Saturday, January 19 @ Dix Hill Ice Rink, 5:00pm-6:20pm
Saturday, January 26 @ Superior Ice Ri 8:20pm
Sunday, December 30 @ American Rink aka Lake City Stars Arena, Plattsburgh, 1:00-2:00pm
Sunday, January 13 @ Plattsburgh, 3:30-4:30pm
WESTERN NY REGION
Sat Dec 22nd, 10PM North Buffalo Rink, Tacoma Ave, Buffalo NY
Sat Jan 5th, 1030AM Nichols School, Amherst St, Buffalo NY
Sun Jan 6, 11am MCC previously ESL, Rochester, NY
Sat Jan 12th, 630PM North Buffalo, Tacoma Ave, Buffalo NY
Friday, 1/18 - 10:55pm - 11:55pm
Saturday, 1/26 - 10:45pm - 11:45pm
Friday, 2/1 - 10:55pm-11:55pm
Saturday, 2/2 - 10:55pm-11:55pm
Ice hockey is one of the fastest growing women's sports in the world, with the number of participants increasing 350 percent in the last 10 years. While there are not as many organized leagues for women as there are for men, there exist leagues of all levels including the National Women's Hockey League, Western Women's Hockey League, Atlantic Women's Hockey League and various European leagues; as well as university teams, national and Olympic teams, and recreational teams.
Women's ice hockey was added as a medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The United States won gold, Canada won silver and Finland won bronze. The chief difference between women's and men's ice hockey is that body checking is not allowed in women's ice hockey. After the 1990 Women's World Championship, body checking was eliminated because female players in many countries do not have the size and mass seen in North American players. In current IIHF women's competition, body checking is either a minor or major penalty decided at the referee's discretion. In addition, players in women's competition are required to wear protective full-face masks.