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Florida Alliance Girls Teams

Florida Alliance Girls Team Tryout Selections for 2019-20 Season

The Florida Alliance Girls program held tryouts on April 13 for the upcoming 2019-20 season at Palm Beach Skate Zone. We were amazed by the turnout! For those girls who missed tryouts, our coaches will still be evaluating players at the spring/summer training sessions being put on by Coach Shawn Ray.  Our coaches have made selections and below we announce the players who have accepted their selections thus far.

16U National Bound Team:

Sofia Alvarez, Mariana Ceballos, Mary Cossentino, Danielle DiPasquale, Annalise Dollerschell, Tristina Doyle, Emily Dray, Gianna Fortunato, Morgan Eilers, Alexis Fitzsimmons, Madelyn Pope, Ciera Porter, Bryn Prier, Jordan Ray, Hailey Wakefield

14U National Bound Team:

McKenna Brown, Angelina Garganese, Brooke Heck, Madi Icely, Gaby Matson, Marnie McCLain, Gracyn McNinch, Zoe Puc, Annalise Rocket, Melissa Skrobar, Bella Tomassio, Sara Walters, Delaney Zerfass, Gianna Zuppa

12U Elite Team:

Natalie Andelova, Kalyssa Bayne, Paulina Ceballos, Emerson Chambre, Grace Comiskey, Isabella Demeyer, Zoe Haley, Cera Luciani, Molly Marshall, Cheyenne Porter, Grace Riley, Bridget Roberts, Jenna Ruedy, Lauren Shell, Sydney Young

19U National Bound Team:

Soon to be announced

14U Select Tournament Team:

Soon to be announced

Florida Alliance Girls 2019-20 Team Tryout Registration & Payment Link (see note below)

Use this link to register and pay for $75 tryout camp fee


Looking ahead to 2019-20 Season

Although our teams are still in the latter half of their season, the program directors of the Florida Alliance Girls program are looking forward to next season so players and parents are aware. 

Our 14U and 16U national bound teams have had a successful season thus far winning several tournaments. We plan on continuing these teams into 2019-20. We plan to put together at least one team for Beantown in Boston in late July as a kick-starter to the season for many of those players. We are beginning to evaluate and secure team spots in top level tournaments and even look to host and participate in girls tournaments in Florida as well as play some added games vs local youth travel teams in Florida as we have this season. These will be full season teams with full-day team practice sessions planned on average of 2 weekends per month, one tournament/showcase per month, and local games scattered throughout the season. During our 2018-19 season thus far, our 14/16U teams traveled out of state to North Carolina, Rhode Island, Detroit, Chicago (14), and Pittsburgh and hoisted numerous championship banners during their travels.

Our 12U elite team was setup as a less-than-full-time team this season with 1 practice weekend per month and participation in several local tournaments.  We plan to increase the number of practices and tournament participation for 2019-20, but we know that some of our 12U players also play on their youth travel teams, so we try not to create too many conflicts to they can continue to do this.  We are already registered for a tournament in Chicago in late April with this group and will look to jump start the season with an early tournament as well.

With players aging out of our 16U team, we plan to add a 19U national bound team next season. The number of available players this 2018-19 season at that older age levels were not sufficient to field a solid team.  Some tournaments in Canada and elsewhere accept teams at a 17U level, so for some players on next seasons 16U/19U teams, we will field a tournament team and play an occasional high level showcase at a 17U level, rather than simply sending at 16U team so they are more in line with the age level of the competition and to give some of our 16U players a chance to compete against stronger teams and gain more prominent visibility.

One of the goals of developing a strong girls program under the Florida Alliance umbrella is to give all players in Florida a chance to compete and "be seen" without needing to leave Florida for boarding school, hockey academies, or billet-club teams up north. There are a few possible exceptions, but for nearly all girls in Florida, staying at home, attending your home school that has more academic advantages (AP/IB, college prep) and remaining connected as a family unit through the high school is important to the long term quality of life of the player, parents and family. Plus helps save a bunch of $ that can be used on other resources.

Look for tryouts for our 14/16/19U teams to occur some time after USA Hockey National Championships in accordance with USA Hockey rules.  They cannot be advertised before March 1 as per SAHOF rules.  The tryout for the 12U team could occur later in Spring as to not create a conflict with weekends directly after their April tournament in Chicago.

2019-20 will be an exciting 2nd season for Florida Alliance Girls program! We look forward to attracting new players to join our current players in the locker room, on the ice, and participating in our program.


Florida Alliance Girls 14U Team Champions at CCM Girls Tournament in Detroit!

Florida Alliance Girls 14U Team Champions at CCM Girls Tournament in Detroit!

News about the Florida Alliance Girls Program

Players on the Florida Alliance Girls 14U & 16U National Bound Teams now set their sights on Amherst, NY and the National Championships

The Florida Alliance Girls National Bound 14U and 16U teams played in the same venue as four different Alliance boys teams March 8-10, 2019 at AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel, FL. All teams were competing in their respective divisions against team from the other affiliates of the Southeast District in the District Championships to see which team would earn the right to advance to USA Hockey's National Championships.

The younger 14U team breezed through their round robin games, knocking off the Carolina Jr Hurricanes 7-0, the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs 11-0 and Saddlbrook 12-1 in round robin play. Those three games, where they outscored opponents 30-1, earned them a bid in the championship game on Sunday March 10. Facing the Carolina Hurricanes for the second time this weekend (and for the 9th time this season), the entire season was on the line to see which team would advance to Nationals. The Alliance won the game 4-1 and will play their first game on Thursday April 5 at the Northtown Center at Amherst, NY, just outside Buffalo.

The Alliance Girls 16U team also advanced from round robin play with victories over Carolina Elite Prospects 4--1, Northern Virginia Ice Dogs 4-2 and Tri-City Eagles 9-0. They too handily outscored opponents 17-3 in those games. Facing the Carolina Elite Prospects in the final game, the Alliance held off the Prospects 2-1.  They too advance to Nationals and will play their first game April 5 at the same location in New York.

CONGRATULATIONS to both Alliance Girls 14U and 16U teams for winning the Southeastern District Championships and extending their season another month as they prepare for USA Hockey National Championships! 

The Girls program wants to congratulate the Florida Alliance Boys 14U Tier I team for also winning their division this weekend and advancing to their National Championship tournament in Pittsburgh the same weekend in April.

Alliance Girls 14U & 16U Teams Stormed Rhode Island

10/17/2018, 7:00pm EDT
By Jeff Novotny

Players on the Florida Alliance Girls 14U NB & 16U Tournament Rosters traveled to Rhode Island for an amazing Columbus Day weekend!

The Florida Alliance Girls sent our 14U and 16U teams up to compete in the Columbus Day Invitational being hosted by the Rhode Island Sting organization. The 14U National Bound team competed along with a tournament roster for the 16U team.

An absolute amazing weekend was in the works for the players and families making the trip. The tournament was held at various locations around the Providence area.  Both teams played three round robin games and competed in their respective semi-final rounds. The 16u team took the banner in their division.  Play in the tournament kicked off Saturday afternoon, October 6 and concluded mid-day on Monday, October 8.

Playing in the Invitational was only one element of the weekend for the teams. Starting Friday night and continuing Saturday morning, the teams experienced a wide array of activities leading up to their round robin games.

On Friday, the players and families joined with teams from the NY Islanders Girls Elite Hockey program for a group dinner and workshop/panel discussion with active and recent college players from the University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina, Johnson & Wales and Brown University. The session was hosted as part of a celebration of female hockey with United Women's Sports founder Digit Murphy. The players and parents were able to ask recent players questions and gain an insight about the tricky navigational process of college advising. Following the workshop, the Alliance Girls played the NY Islanders Girls Elite teams in scrimmage games. The games were held at the Benny Maggiera Ice Arena at the West Warwick Civic Center. The 14U game started at 8pm and 16U game at 9am. These games where the Alliance were victorious, allowed the players to "kick the jet-lag" off their legs with most of them arriving mid-day on Friday.

On Saturday, the players and families had an opportunity to buzz past area college campuses in a bus tour led by United Women's Sports. The Providence area is home to women's college hockey programs at two NCAA D1 schools, one NCAA D3 school, and an ACHA university club program.  The teams visited the campuses of Johnson & Wales and Brown.

The weekend was packed full of memorable experiences beyond the tournament games. To learn more about United Women's Sports, go to http://www.unitedwomenssports.com/.  To find out more about how you can become a part of the Florida Alliance Girls program, contact Jeff Novotny at JNovotny@sahofhockey.org.

Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel will be host to the inaugural Mrs Hockey Invitational showcase for elite 12U teams. The showcase will take place over MLK weekend (Jan 18-21 ,2019). Legacy Sports developed this showcase in honor of Colleen Howe, the late wife of hockey legend Gordie Howe and in recognition for all she meant to hockey.

Elite girls 12U teams from across the US, Canada and Europe are planned to attend.

The Florida Alliance Girls 12U team will serve as the host team for this prestigious tournament.

To learn more about the showcase, go to http://mrshockeyinvite.com/

Alliance 14U Tournament Team wins 4 Affiliates Cup in North Carolina!

Tournament Roster for 14U Team Wins 4 Affiliates Cup!

09/04/2018, 12:00pm EDT
By Jeff Novotny

The Florida Alliance program sent tournament rosters at the 14U and 16U age levels to North Carolina over Labor Day to compete in the 2nd Annual 4 Affiliates Cup.  These were not our national bound rosters, but both teams competed just has hard. 

The Alliance 14U girls team only faced one opponent during the weekend, the Carolina Eagles.  The Alliance team was victorious in all 3 games by a score of 10-1, 7-0 and 4-0.

The Alliance 16U girls team ended the first game in a 4-4 tie to the Carolina Eagles.  Then they went on a tear, not allowing another goal by defeating the Carolina Elite Prospects 7-0 and the Nashville Girls 17U team 5-0 landing them in the championship game.  There they defeated Nashville again by a score of 3-0.

The Alliance Girls 14U and 16U Tournament teams will be traveling to Rhode Island to compete in the Rhode Island Sting Columbus Day Invitational in early October. That same weekend, the teams will help the teams participating celebrate IIHF Girls Hockey Weekend.

Alliance 16U Tournament Team wins 4 Affiliates Cup in North Carolina!

Tournament Roster for 16U Team Wins 4 Affiliates Cup!

09/04/2018, 12:00pm EDT
By Jeff Novotny

The Florida Alliance program sent tournament rosters at the 14U and 16U age levels to North Carolina over Labor Day to compete in the 2nd Annual 4 Affiliates Cup.  These were not our national bound rosters, but both teams competed just has hard. 

The Alliance 16U girls team ended the first game in a 4-4 tie to the Carolina Eagles.  Then they went on a tear, not allowing another goal by defeating the Carolina Elite Prospects 7-0 and the Nashville Girls 17U team 5-0 landing them in the championship game.  There they defeated Nashville again by a score of 3-0.

The Alliance 14U girls team only faced one opponent during the weekend, the Carolina Eagles.  The Alliance team was victorious in all 3 games by a score of 10-1, 7-0 and 4-0.

The Alliance Girls 14U and 16U Tournament teams will be traveling to Rhode Island to compete in the Rhode Island Sting Columbus Day Invitational in early October. That same weekend, the teams will help the teams participating celebrate IIHF Girls Hockey Weekend.



Florida Girls Hockey Level 3 - Florida Alliance Girls Elite and National Bound Teams

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 events to bring these teams together, and a set of elite/National Bound Girls teams under the Florida Alliance program.  

The Florida Alliance Girls Hockey teams is the 3rd level of the statewide Florida Girls Hockey Program.

The Florida Alliance Girls program includes girls teams at four age divisions:

  • Girls 19U - National Bound* Team (starting 2019-20)
  • Girls 16U - National Bound* Team
  • Girls 14U - National Bound* Team
  • Girls 12U - Elite Travel Team

*USA Hockey National Championships include 19U, 16U and 14U age divisions for Girls.

Pages for each of our teams is located on the left.