Hockey Opportunities

ADULT RECREATIONAL

Whether you're just beginning to play hockey or are moving to a new city, there is an adult recreational league out there waiting for you to join.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

Click on NCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 3, ACHA, or DVCHC to learn more about the league and all the American Universities that are out there where females can get an education and play hockey.

CAMPS

WomensHockeyLife will be putting together elite Hockey Camps/Clinics/Showcases each summer.  These camps will include overnight camps at various destinations.  Check back each year for new and unique opportunities to compete with and against the best female hockey players from all over the world.

CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES

Click on U Sports (formerly known as CIS) or ACAC to learn more about the leagues and all the Canadian Universities that are out there where females can get an education and play hockey.

COLLEGE RECRUITING
 
IIHF

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the worldwide governing body  for ice hockey. It is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has 70 members. It is responsible for the management of international ice hockey tournaments, and maintains the IIHF World Ranking.

www.iihf.com

PROFESSIONAL TEAMS

Click on the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL), the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) or Teams Overseas to learn more about the teams in each of these leagues and countries.  You will learn about all the different opportunities to continue your hockey career in North America and abroad post university.

YOUTH HOCKEY

Youth/Minor hockey is an umbrella term for amateur ice hockey.  Players are classified by age, with each age group playing in its own league. The rules vary from class to class. In North America, the rules are governed by the national bodies, Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, while local hockey associations administer players and leagues for their region. Many provinces and states organize regional and provincial championship tournaments.

Here you will find different associations and leagues within Canada and the United States.

Prep School: A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school in the United States and Canada is commonly referred to as a prep school. Prep schools are private and independent secondary schools, funded by tuition fees and philanthropic donations and governed by independent boards of trustees. Prep schools may be day schools or boarding schools and may be co-educational or single-sex; however in both the United States and Canada, day schools are more common than boarding, and co-educational schools are more common than single-sex.

Top-tier prep schools are known for their selective admissions process, challenging academics, and reputations for sending students to highly selective colleges and universities.  Tuition fees at some of these top-tier prep schools are comparable to the costs of attending an Ivy League university.  While the tuition alone may deter some, it is important to know that financial aid packages are available as top-tier prep schools often have sizable endowments.

Among the principal benefits of prep schools is a very low student-to-teacher ratio, hence, smaller class sizes than in public schools, often only 8 to 12 students per class. Like public high schools, most prep schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and many offer a large number of other advanced courses, beyond those typically found at a public high school.

Many prep schools require students to participate in one or more of the school’s sports teams and some require students to participate in a sport during all three athletic seasons. Prep schools also provide many other activities, such as elaborate plays, musicals and many other clubs and leadership opportunities that prepare the students for college.

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    WomensHockeyLife provides what we feel is a much needed information resource for all who are interested in participating in the sport at every level - recreational, university, professional (post university) and for those who are doing it now, or have enjoyed it in the past.

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