News & Events

News & Events


The Lady Islanders will be posting tryout dates shortly for 12, 14, 16 and 19 U teams, for planning purposes they will be conducted during the first week of April.  Clinics will begin right after the State Championships (3/14-3/16) are complete. Coaching assignments are complete and will be posted once our girls finish at the NY State Championships.    Tryout applications are available in the Tryout and Clinics Tab above in the forms tabs.    
NOTE: Tryout fee for the 14U, 16U and 19U is $50 if paid in advance and $75 the day of tryouts.    Pre-paid tryout fee's must be postmarked five days prior to first tryout.  Mail applications to:
Lady Islanders Hockey
C/O Long Island Rebels
P.O. Box 1041
Huntington N.Y.  11743

The Lady Islanders will be placing at least, their senior team in the 4th annual Beantown Classic this coming July.The Beantown Summer Classic, is considered a Top Showcase Tournament for Women. The tournament will be held from July 25th to July 27th. The Beantown Tourney is scouted by many college coaches & assistant coaches.  The coaching staff is looking to place our team in the AAA Futures Division.


Tryout schedule for the Lady Islanders 10U team has been posted.

Monday March 17th  5:30 to 6:45pm @  Dix Hills Ice Rink
(in conjunction with the Rebels Mites).  This team will be coached by Dennis McGovern. 

The Lady Islanders are looking to change the way young girl players are developed.  This year we are adopting the USA Hockey ADM model for our 10U developmental team.  The 10U girls will not only follow the ADM but will be integrated into the Boys mite developmental program which will allow them to be on par with boys their age.  In addition, they will be registered as a 10U girls team allowing them to play full ice games where they will learn game strategies. 

Tryout fee is $25      Application can be downloaded here and mailed to:

Lady Islanders Hockey
PO Box 1041
Huntington NY 11743


Thats right, the Lady Islanders now have their own app.

Apple has approved and released the "Lady Islanders Hockey" app today.   It can be found in the App Store under Lady Islanders Hockey (be sure to use the capitals on each word).  The Android version will be released later this week.

The app can be used to keep you up to date with news, rosters, games, scores and practices.  When an update is completed in the app. it will notify all members of the team or organization.  

We will not be utilizing the app until next season so I will not be updating the rosters until then.




The 12U clinched a spot at the New York State Championships today.   Additional information to follow……….

The 12U Lady Isles headed up to Brewster this morning leading the NYSAHA Championship playdown series with 2 points by virtue of an opening game 2-1 win at Dix Hills.  A win or a tie with the powerhouse 12U Lady Bulldogs would secure the girls a spot in the State Chamiponships representing the Eastern Zone.  Coach John and the team knew this would not be an easy task, especially on Brewsters home ice. 

The game opened up with the Islanders dominating play in the Lady Bulldog end but at the 9 minute mark a lucky Bulldog bounce of the puck turned into an odd man rush and Brewster banged home a rebound off of a great first save by the LI netminder, Olivia DeGuire. The game remained at 1-0 Bulldogs until the the mid point of the second period when a Lady Islander flurry in front of the Bulldog net wound up in a goal by Sam Deiches. 

The Girls would carry the 1-1 tie into the third but half way through the Lady Bulldogs intercepted a clearing pass and rifled in a shot past DeGuire to go ahead 2-1.  Thoughts turned to a mini game as the clock ticked off precious seconds of the game.  It wasn't until the 5 minute mark when Callie McLaughlin rushed the puck from her own red line and made a dash to the Brewster net.  As the Brewster defense collasped on her expecting a shot, Callie made a quick move behind the net, wrapped around and found Sam Deiches wide open in front.  Sam one timed it for her second goal of the game and what would be the final tally of the day as the Lady Islanders held on to a 2-2 tie clinching the playdown series points 3-1 and gaining a spot in the states!!!!




We are pleased to announce an agreement with to broadcast Lady Islanders games on         Coming soon we will have selected games streamed live in High Definition on fasthockey utilizing the new HD multi-camera system in the Dix Hills rink.  

Call the grandparents in Florida, the family in North Carolina, they will now be able to watch your games live !!!!!!     

The Lady Islanders Facebook and Twitter pages are now online.    Get up to the minute news and information by linking to our pages.

With the holidays over and the hockey season winding down, all kinds of rumors start to fly, prompting people to panic and ask, “What’s going on for next year?”  Or “When are you announcing the coaches for the upcoming season?”   -  Click here for full letter..


Buddy Skate 2014 was undoubtedly the largest and best event to date since its inception 12 years ago. Players from the LI Rebels, Lady Islanders, and Junior Royals turned out in force to help the visiting students. Smiles, new friends, and laughter filled the Dix Hills Ice Arena with a glow.

I want to share a story, which I believe is a perfect encapsulation of the event as a whole:

Early in the evening a mother and father entered the rink with their small child who, upon seeing the swell of the crowd, worriedly clutched to his father. Volunteer players guided the parents to the skate rental area, and helped put on and tie the child’s skates; all while he still held tightly onto his father.

This continued as they walked out to the ice surface. Holding on to dad, and with mom just inches away ,the players tried to connect with the child; talking, joking and showing him how much fun skating can be. The child watched, but would not let go of his dad.   After several minutes, Coach R skated in to see if he could help.  He got down on his knees and spoke with the child, which seemed to lessen his grip on his dad.  I don’t know what he said, but the child soon let go with one hand and reached out to Coach R.

With one hand on dad and the other on his new friend, the child calmed down and then let go of dad completely. Coach R picked him up and started skating around mom and dad; first slowly and then much more quickly.  Then it came: the smile, which soon turned to a chuckle, and eventually laughter. 

Coach R reached down and put the child’s skates on the ice, pushing him in a circle around mom and dad. The four laughed together, without a care in the world, and only having met just minutes earlier.

I’m often asked “What is Buddy Skate”?   It’s a lot of things.


WE NEED YOUR VOTES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Hobey Baker award is an annual award given to the top Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player.   

Dan O'Donoghue who played for the Long Island Rebels and was a member of the

Rebels M16 National Championship team coached by Tom Cartwright has been nominated for the award.   Dan is currently attending Mercyhurst College and has participated in the Washington Capitals and NY Islanders Prospect Development Camps.

Part of the award process involves people voting everyday for Danny between now and March 20th.    All you need to do is go to and click on the award voting link, look for Danny's picture half way down on the right side of the page and click the vote button in his box.  You can vote once a day every day.  Lets make the next Hobey Baker Award Winner a Long Islander.

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