Connecticut Girls Hockey League CGHL Connecticut's first and only youth hockey league devoted entirely to girls


Friday, 27-JAN-2017

For Immediate Release -- Guilford, CT  -- CGHL is pleased to announce its new Scholar Athlete Award Program!  Given the self-discipline, effort, physical and mental toughness hockey demands and develops … it’s no wonder so many CGHL girls also achieve excellence in other pursuits… including academics.

CGHL will recognize hockey players achieving academic success on Saturday  February 4th, 2017 at the CGHL celebration of girls and women in sport at the Quinnipiac vs. Yale Women’s Ice Hockey game.

In addition to this recognition, the CGHL Scholar Athletes will receive a
    •    CGHL Scholar Athlete pin,
    •    recognition on the CGHL website and or inclusion in a press releases (optional)

All CGHL players who are  ‘honor roll’ students, (in general achieved a 3.33 /B+ grade point average or higher), are encouraged to add their names to the list for Scholar Athlete recognition. 

Players need to act fast!  And Players are encouraged to reach out to their Coach or team manager for further details.  In general,
    •    Players will need to document they are an honor roll students (e.g. note from school, newspaper clipping listing player on the honor roll list, a copy of player's report card, etc.) to player's NEXT PRACTICE OR GAME
    •    If a player does NOT WANT to be included in pictures, press releases, website notifications, players will need to state this clearly to her Coach/Team Manager. 

Asked about the new awards program, CGHL President, Kevin Sandor said, "Too often, deserving folks don't get recognized for outstanding achievements along the way towards bigger goals.  Many teams within our CGHL have more than a few girls who regularly achieve outstanding academic success while balancing the demands inherent with travel hockey. It's a credit to the girls. This is just a small token of how proud we are of their accomplishments and a chance to celebrate the character traits they're demonstrating that will serve them well in and out of the rink!" ~