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Vote for Karen Ota for NHL Award!!

he NHL nominated Karen Ota, founder the Lucky Pucks team and of the Florida Women’s Hockey League, for the Willie O’Ree community award this year. Karen (KO) is the reason why we have a women’s program in south Florida and why Florida as a whole, has a league. The program she created gives us all a space for women to support women through life. She’s brought together such an amazing community of women through hockey, that offer support, inclusion and a sisterhood unlike any other.

Voting ends on April 16th and you can vote once per day, so follow the voting link below! If Karen wins this award, she would be the first female to be honored.

Florida Alliance Teams

The Florida Alliance Girls program is a strong program of elite and national bound teams for girls from 10U to 19U. They have their own website providing all details of their program. 

Go to the website for more information. 


Welcome to the Florida Girls Hockey pages.  We have structured these pages to provide you up-to-the minute information.  Information about our overall program.  Information about upcoming learn to play events and hockey clinics for girls, and information about teams - those girls teams at local programs and our STATEWIDE Florida Alliance Girls Teams.  

Below is information about our program .

To the left you will see information about all aspects of Girls Hockey in Florida.  Our Florida Girls Hockey program, upcoming statewide events for Girls and other neat information related to Girls Hockey in the Sunshine State.

The Florida Girls Hockey page contains a growing clearinghouse of data on all 3 levels of our program.

  • Level 1 contains information on upcoming grassroots Learn to Play events and clinics happening at a local rink near you.
  • Level 2 contains will contain information on intra-state girls teams and will include upcoming regional training/development and tournaments/jamborees.  These jamborees will be events where teams from all over the state can come together and train and play games against each other.  
  • Level 3 contains information about our elite level of teams under the Florida Alliance Girls program.  This aspect of our program includes National Bound teams at 14U/16U/19U age levels and 10U/12U Elite Tournament teams that will compete with other youth and girls teams from around the US.  The Florida Alliance Girls program website contains all information about the program and current teams.  Go to

Content on all of these pages is rapidly evolving as we finalize various components about our holistic girls hockey program. So bookmark this page and return again in the near future to see what other elements we are adding.

If you have any questions on the information on these pages, feel free to contact Jeff Novotny at

What is Florida Girls Hockey?

There are three levels of focus for growing the number of girls hockey players in Florida, expanding their development opportunities, collaborating with rinks and associations to create more intra state teams and development opportunities, and a set of elite/National Bound Girls teams under the Florida Alliance program.  The images below show how the program and these levels are structured.