posted on September 14, 2016 at 4:02 PM
The Lady Islander's teams have been preparing for the season opener since early May.
Practice schedule went from once a week to twice a week in the beginning of August. In addition to the practices,an amazing off ice conditioning regiment every week at the Sports Hub in Syosset has really put the girls in amazing condition. The four months of on and off ice has already shown very positive results.
This past weekend demonstrated what the program has produced.
To start, the 12u squad captured the championship at the high level Cape Cod Storm Tournament!
After dropping the first game of the round robin to the host team, Storm, 2-0, the team regrouped, worked on a few things between games, and came out strong winning the next two games placing them in the Finals again facing the undefeated Storm.
The final game did not start well for the girls, going down in the opening minutes 2-0, but the team battled back, and in the later part of the game their off ice and summer training proved to be the deciding factor as they took home the crown in a 4-3 come from behind win.
In the same tournament, the 14u girls demonstrated why the requests to play them from top T1 programs keep coming in.
Unlike the 12u team playing their first games, the 14u girls had an amazing run in the top bracket at the prestigious Bean Town tourney in July, placing in the top ten at that showcase and sparking tremendous interest from recruiters, resulting in invitations to many girls on the squad.
They opened the Cape Cod show by downing the last year champion Storm 5-1. They then defeated a strong Baystate squad 4-1 and put an exclamation point on the round robin set by overpowering the New England Pride 10-0.
The Final game pitted them against Baystate, and in a very fast paced end to end match, found them on the short side of a 1-0 score.
The 16u girls opened their season in an EJEPL game vs the New Jersey Wildcats in a live broadcast from Dix Hills (replay of game available on home page of website),
and once again the girls put on a show taking the game 7-2.
The 16u team is now preparing for their invite weekend at Harvard, where they will be playing in front of several college coaches. While the 12u squad will begin their play in both the EJEPL and for the first time ever the LIAHL PW A division vs all boys teams, 14u has a packed schedule playing EJ and top T1.
Our 10u girls are also playing in the LIAHL Squirt A division and showed this weekend that they will be competitive at that level!
The Lady Islanders organization is very proud of all our teams and is committed to grow girls hockey on the Island. We invite any one interested in joining to check out the web and schedules, we have a few openings at the T 1 and T 2 level.