The Maine Girls Ice Hockey Association (MGIHA) advances girls ice hockey in Maine by supporting girls’ leagues, creating more opportunities to play, and making the sport more accessible at all levels.

We aim to provide an experience that creates girls ice hockey advocates for life.

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Spring League is back!


Spring League 2015

If you are in High School or 8th Grade and have at least 25 hours of organized ice hockey experience, please join us for girls spring league.

  • Four teams playing eight games each at the Family Ice Center in Falmouth.
  • Sunday April 10th through Sunday June 12th (excluding April 17 and Memorial Day).
  • 1-hour games with referee.
  • Registration fee $150 ($75 for goalies).
  • USA Hockey registration not required.


Mail this form and check to MGIHA, P.O. Box 15005, Portland, ME 04112

2016 Spring League Registration

First come, first served.

Girls Ice Hockey Clinic in Penobscot

Girls Clinic: This Is Open To All levels never skated, Learn To Skate, to Advanced

SUNDAYS: Starting July 12th @ 5:40PM to 6:40PM With Denis Collins

Where: Penobscot Ice Arena, 90 Acme Rd, Brewer, ME 04412

Cost: $10.00 (There is no need to register. Just show up, pay at the counter, and you are on the ice.)

If you want to try hockey for the first time, continue to work on your skills, or join a Girls team in the fall then this is the clinic for you.

We suggest you get skates or rent them at the rink. The cost is $5.00 per session. If you do not have hockey gear, email Ellen White at with your height, weight, street shoe size if skates are needed, at least two days prior to the first session, and we will try to have rental gear available for you at the rink just prior to the session. If you want to purchase gear you can select your own gear at Gunn’s Sports In Brewer 989-9838.

For More Info please contact: Ellen White at REWHITE@GWI.NET, Russell Edgar at or George Bishop at

A Girls hockey boomlet in Bangor


13 girls tried hockey for the first time in Bangor last month at a free Give Girls Hockey A Try program organized with support from MGIHA and its equipment trailer. Bangor hockey organizer and MGIHA board member, Ellen White, sent this picture and wrote:

Our try hockey for free had 13 new girls ages 4 to 17, 12 current skaters, and 11 coaches on the ice.  It was awesome.

Way to go Bangor!

UNE’s Girls Summer Hockey Camp

Where: Alfond Forum Ice Arena, Biddeford, ME

When: July 6, 13, 20, 27, & August 3 from 6:30 – 7:45pm

Led by: UNE Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, David Venditti

This clinic is targeted to girls entering middle school through their junior year of high school and have at least two years of prior competitive hockey experience.

For more information and to sign up, click here: UNE Hockey Camp 2015

Sign up for Black Bear Hockey Camp

Black Bear Hockey Camp
Girl’s Development Camp – U14 & U12
July 20th – 23rd at the Family Ice Center in Falmouth, ME

This Girl’s Development Camp is designed for U14 (00-01 birth years) and U12 (02-04 birth years). The program will emphasize individual skill development, as well as team concepts, in an enthusiastic, fun, structured, and safe atmosphere. Bob Mills (Waynflete/SP/Freeport Girl’s Hockey Coach) will be leading the on-ice sessions for the girl’s camp week!

On-ice activities include skating development, skills sessions, team concepts, and small area games. Off-ice activities include street hockey, team building activities, and cross training with different sports.

Click here to learn more and to register: Black Bear Hockey Camp [PDF].

Visit today!


High School All Stars vs. Bruins Alumni

On Sunday afternoon, March 9th, a coed team made up of high school seniors was invited to participate in an all star hockey game against the Bruins Alumni Team at Cross Arena in Portland. The event was a fundraiser intended to raise money to benefit the Portland Firefighters Local 740. The All Star Team included players from North Yarmouth Academy, Portland, South Portland, Yarmouth, Falmouth, and Gorham High Schools. The Bruins Alumni Team included Bruce Shoebottom and his daughter Sami (Scarborough High School), Steve Tsujiura, Alfie Michaud, Kevin Kaminski, and John Carter, many former Portland Pirates. Lee Goldberg, from WCSH, was the game announcer, and the turnout for the game was fantastic.

The scoring began when Kristina Block from NYA broke down the middle, deked the defenseman, and put a backhander into the upper left corner of the net. It wasn’t long before the Bruins got revenge, getting a shot past Alex Barnes of NYA. In true all star fashion, there was plenty of scoring as the game went on, by the Bruins and by both the boys and the girls on the All Star team.  The All Stars played admirably, but the Bruins came away with the 10 to 6 win. Overall, the game was a lot of fun for both players and fans. There were some humorous moments as well, with some deliberate holding and ponytail pulling on the part of the Bruins.


Many of Maine’s better high school hockey players were spotlighted Sunday afternoon. It is encouraging and rewarding to observe the skill level that has been achieved by many of the Maine girls and the continued growth and improvement of girls hockey in the state. Many girls currently playing at the high school level, including a few of the girls playing in the all star game, will be moving on to play at a higher level next year and in coming years. For instance, all three graduating senior girls from NYA will be moving on to play in college. Alex Barnes will be playing at the College of the Holy Cross, Kristina Block at Chatham University and Mary Morrison will be taking a post grad year with an eye toward playing division I in college. The number of organizations, youth teams, and travel teams dedicated to girls hockey in Maine is having a very positive impact on the competitive level now seen in many high schools and beyond.

The lady all star forwards started the game with Kristina Block (North Yarmouth Academy) Emily Johnson (Yarmouth) and Lexie Michaud (Portland)


2015 Girls Spring League is here!

MGIHA logo

If you are in High School or 8th Grade and have at least 25 hours of organized ice hockey experience, please join us for girls spring league.

– Four teams playing 8 games each at the Family Ice Center in Falmouth.
– Sunday April 5th through Sunday June 7th (excluding April 19 and Memorial Day). Game 1 starts at 2:00 p.m. Game 2 starts at 3:10 p.m. Same time every week.
– 1-hour games with referee.
– Registration fee $150 ($75 for goalies).

MGIHA 2015 Spring League Player Registration Form

Mail registration form and check to MGIHA, P.O. Box 15005, Portland, ME 04112. First come, first served. USA Hockey registration not required.

Email MGIHA or call 207-450-5363 for more information.

Celebrate IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend

Celebrate IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend with the University of Maine Women’s Ice Hockey Team as the Black Bears take on the Mercyhurst Lakers

October 11th 1:00 PM at the Alfond Arena, University of Maine, Orono

Admission to all UMaine Women’s Ice Hockey games is free and is always a great opportunity to see great Division 1 College Hockey action, featuring many of the top female hockey players from the US and Canada.

Brewer Youth Hockey and Maine Junior Black Bears will host an intermission party for the girls from ANY MEAHA Hockey Team (coed, girls, travel) during the second intermission.  Prizes, pizza and more.

Immediately after the game:  Free skate for all girls. Helmets recommended, skate rentals available.

4:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Free Hockey Clinics for all USA Hockey registered girls with the UMaine Women.

On-ice skills clinic and games for younger players (under 12) – 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM.

“Ask a Black Bear”, open Question and Answer session with players, followed by an on-ice strategy clinic and scrimmage for older players (12 and up) 4:15 – 7:00 PM.

Learn more and register: 


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