Affiliation Announcement

Looking to build off of the success of the Lady RiverHawks inaugural season, the Connecticut Lady RiverHawks and Connecticut Polar Bears are excited to announce our new partnership. Currently, the Polar Bears offer U14, U16, and U19 teams at both the Tier I and Tier II levels while the Lady RiverHawks offer team(s) at the U12 level. Both programs will continue to offer the same programming for the 2023-2024 season.

This collaboration will provide Lady RiverHawks with a path as they continue their hockey journey beyond the 12U level. Through a collaborative practice and player development model, the Lady RiverHawks and Polar Bears teams and coaching staffs will have the opportunity to work together consistently throughout the season to further enhance the development and experience of all players. This partnership will also increase resources to help us grow girls hockey at the younger levels.

About the Connecticut Polar Bears

The Connecticut Polar Bears are the first all girls ice hockey program in Connecticut. The organization is one of the premier girls hockey programs in the country and with a primary focus on player development has placed more than 250 players in college. The Polar Bears have won 12 National Championships and had 9 players compete in the Olympic Games.

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