Lady Liberty, Affton Hockey’s all-female hockey program, is increasing its participation in the Northern Illinois Hockey League. For the 2023-24 season, Lady Liberty Elite will have teams at the 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16/19U age levels.
This high-level program is for girls interested in playing in a competitive environment with other all-girls teams from the Midwest. Lady Liberty Elite teams compete in an all-girls league as part of NIHL, the second largest youth hockey league in the US. This Chicago-based league is committed to providing a competitive and enjoyable hockey experience for players throughout Illinois and surrounding states. Lady Liberty Elite teams play games against other teams in NIHL as well as select local and out-of-town all-girl tournaments.
Lady Liberty Elite teams will have multiple on-ice practices weekly along with off-ice training including fitness, stick handling, and shooting. Practices begin in August and continue through March. Skills coaches will be used throughout the season based on availability and the needs of each team. Teams will receive goalie instruction throughout the season.
Tryout schedules for Lady Liberty Elite teams are listed below and all tryout skates are held at Fenton Forum Ice Rink. All players are required to bring a dark and light jersey to tryout skates. Upon arrival at the tryout, please check in to receive a tryout number and sign required waivers. There is no cost for tryouts but all players must register online. Click here to register.
Lady Liberty 10U Elite, Coach TBD
Tryout information will be released at a later date.
Lady Liberty 12U Elite, Coach TBD
Saturday, June 17, 3:40 to 4:40 pm Saturday, June 24, 11:10 to 12:10 pm
Lady Liberty 14U Elite, Coach Jason Carrera
Saturday, June 17, 4:50 to 5:50 pm Saturday, June 24, 12:20 to 1:20 pm
Lady Liberty 16/19U Elite, Coach Jeff Vann
Saturday, June 17, 2:30 to 3:30 pm Saturday, June 24, 10 to 11 am