Established in 1972, TGHA is the oldest girls hockey association in NYS, and one of the oldest in the US!
Dear TGHA Families,
With snow flurries in May, it seems like a good time to reach out to our TGHA hockey family and share some of what has been happening in our local hockey world since the abrupt season end in March.
The TGHA board has maintained our monthly meetings. Our meetings have taken place via Zoom and we are all focused on planning for the 2020-21 season. Although it is not clear what USA Hockey will permit for the coming season, the board is communicating with The Rink, Cass Park and NYSAHA about how each organization is planning to address the 2020-21 season.
All organizations have similar limitations—how to plan for a “normal” season, recognizing that government mandates, health department guidance and USA Hockey may change “normal” as we get closer to the season.
The TGHA Board has approved a team structure noted below. The general format will follow that of our prior season. All practices and home game slots will be based at The Rink, there will be combined skills sessions hosted by CRC professional instructors. The current plan is that TGHA will pick up additional ice slots on Saturdays through the season, so the organization expects more ice time for practices throughout the season.
The following head coaches were approved for the 2020-21 season
8U- Mark Lorentzen
12U (two teams that will include 9-12 year olds)- Jason Browning
14U- Mike Lunger
19U- Brian Crane
Two new board members will join the TGHA board after the June meeting- Mark Lorentzen and CJ DelVecchio. Brian Crane, Michelle Hallock, MaryAnne Camel, Hank Gerson, Kim Budd, Trent Paskins and Beth Heck continue on the TGHA board. Eric Eisenhut and Raimona Rowe come off the board.
Please ask questions or express your concerns, TGHA board members and coaches are all looking forward to seeing our players and families in the months ahead.
Follow the TGHA Facebook page for updates as well as checking back here at www.ithacagirlshockey.org!
I wish you safety and health during these trying times.
Eric Eisenhut, TGHA President
Founded in 1972, Tompkins Girls’ Hockey Association (TGHA) is the oldest girls’ hockey organization in New York State and one of the oldest in the country! TGHA teams and programs include girls ages 5-19 of all levels and abilities.
Our current Board of Directors for 2019-2020 Season: