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2024 Girls Hockey Event Calendar

2024 Girls Hockey Event Calendar

Here is a list of 2024 Girls Hockey Tournaments, Showcases, Development Camps and Summer Camps.

This is a partial list. Feel free to submit a new event using our Feedback Form

OrganizationEventDatesLocationCityAges
College Hockey ShowcasesSpring Break ShowcaseApril 13-15, 2024Fort Meyers, FL2004-2010 Birth Years
College Hockey ShowcasesSweden Girls High Performance CampJuly 15-26, 2024Nyköpings Arenor RosvallaNyköping, Sweden2004-2011 Birth Years
College Hockey ShowcasesBoise Breakaway ShowcaseDec 13th-15th, 2024Boise, Idaho2007-2011 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsHockey Hall of Fame Future LegendsApril 25-28, 2024Toronto, ON2012 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsPIPs American DreamMay 3-5, 2024American DreamEast Rutherford, NJ2010- 2013 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsPremier Prep ProspectsMay 9-12, 2024The Edge Sports CenterBoston, MA2009-2012 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsPremier Prospects BostonMay 8-10, 2024The Edge Sports CenterBoston, MA2009-2010 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsTop ProspectsMay 17-19, 2024Jacksonville, FL2010 - 2013 Birth Year
Premier Ice ProspectsWestern Prospects CampJune 1-3, 2024Kraken Community IceplexSeattle, WA2007-2013 Birth Years
Premier Ice Prospects585 PIP ShowcaseJune 7-10, 2024Tim Horton's IceplexRochester, NY2007-2009 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsGIRLS ELITE PROSPECTS CAMPJune 23-27, 2024Tim Horton's IceplexRochester, NY2011-2013 Birth Years
Premier Ice Prospects14U PROSPECTS CAMPJune 23-27, 2024Tim Horton's IceplexRochester, NY2010 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsPROSPECTS GOALIE CAMPJune 23-27, 2024Tim Horton's IceplexRochester, NY2008-2013 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsPREMIER PROSPECTS COMBINEJuly 11-14, 2024UPMC Sports ComplexCranberry, PA2010 - 2013 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsSOUTHERN PROSPECTS CAMPJuly 18-21, 2024Community First IglooJacksonville, FL2012 - 2015 Birth Years
Premier Ice Prospects617 PIP SHOWCASE - BOSTON HARBOR STYLEJuly 1-2, 2024The Edge Sports CenterBedford, MA2025, '26. '27 Grad Years
Premier Ice ProspectsNORTHEAST PROSPECTS CAMPJuly 1-2, 2024The Edge Sports CenterBedford, MA2012 - 2015 Birth Years
Premier Ice Prospects480 SHOWCASE - DESERT STYLESummer 2024Mullett ArenaTempe, AZ2007 - 2009 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsSOUTHWEST PROSPECTSSummer 2024Mullett ArenaTempe, AZ2010- 2013 Birth Year
Premier Ice Prospects615 PIP SHOWCASE - MUSIC CITY STYLEAugust 8-11, 2024Predators' Ford Ice CenterBellevue, TN2010 - 2011 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsNIAGARA FALLS PROPSPECTS CAMPAugust 16-18, 2024Gale Centre ArenaNiagara Falls, ON2007 - 2011 Birth Years
Premier Ice ProspectsMrs. Hockey® InviteJanuary 12 - 15, 2024Ft Lauderdale, FL12U Girls - Tier 1 & Tier 2
Premier Ice ProspectsFort Laudy Daudy ShowcaseJanuary 12 - 14, 2024Ft Lauderdale, FL19U through 14U Tier 1
Premier Ice ProspectsGreat Lakes Girls FestFebruary 2-4, 2024Detroit, MI19U through 10U Tier II
Premier Ice ProspectsMotor City Girls FestFebruary 2-4, 2024Detroit, MI19U through 10U Tier I
Premier Ice ProspectsPIPs Rochester TournamentJune 21-23, 2024Tim Horton's IceplexRochester, NY2010 - 2013 Birth Years Tier I (AAA)
Premier Ice ProspectsLabor Day Girls FestAug 30 - Sept 1, 2024Pittsburgh, PA14U, 16U/17U and 19U Tier I (AAA)/Canadian AA
Premier Ice ProspectsFrieda Falcon Girls FestSeptember 6-8, 2024Slater Family Ice ArenaBowling Green, OH12U USA Tier I / CAN A
Premier Ice ProspectsCapital Cup Girls FestOctober 12-14, 2024Northern VA19U through 10U Tier II
Premier Ice ProspectsRoc City Girls FestOctober 25-27, 2024Rochester, NY19U through 10U
Premier Ice ProspectsRoc City Girls FestNovember 1-3, 2024Rochester, NY19U through 10U Tier I (AAA), Tier II (AA), Tier III (A)
Premier Ice ProspectsBurgh Thanksgiving Girls FestNovember 22-24, 2024Pittsburgh, PA19U through 10U Tier I (AAA), Tier II (AA), Tier III (A)
Premier Ice ProspectsSmashville Girls FestNovember 22-24, 2024Nashville, TN19U through 10U Tier I (AAA), Tier II (AA), Tier III (A)
Premier Ice ProspectsErie White Out WeekendDecember 6-8, 2024Erie, PA12U and 10U Tier I (AAA), Tier II (AA)
RUSH HockeyFlorida RUSHJanuary 12-15, 2024Palm Beach Skate ZoneWest Palm Beach, FLGirls Tier 1/Tier 2/ Tier 3 (12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
RUSH HockeyRush Spring Showcase (Florida)April 25-28, 2024Palm Beach Skate ZoneWest Palm Beach, FL2004-2012 Birth Years
RUSH HockeyFLORIDA BEACHSIDE SPRING CLASSICTBD April, 2024Palm Beach Skate ZoneWest Palm Beach, FL19U through 12 U Tier2 and Tier 3
RUSH HockeyConnecticut RushTBD June, 2024Northford Ice PavilionNorthford, CT2009 - 2011 Birth Years
RUSH HockeyRush College ShowcaseJune 7-10, 2024CAA Centre BramptonBrampton, ON2006 - 2009 Birth Years
RUSH HockeyRUSH RISING STARS PRE-COLLEGE SHOWCASEMay 30 – June 2, 2024CAA Centre BramptonBrampton, ON2010 and 2011 Birth Years
RUSH HockeyRUSH ATOMIC CHALLENGEMay 30 – June 2, 2024CAA Centre BramptonBrampton, ON2012 and 2013 Birth Years
RUSH HockeyRUSH Hockey High PerformanceAugust 4-6, 2024CAA Centre BramptonBrampton, ONU11 - U22 AA
RUSH HockeyBEANTOWN CLASSICJuly 19-21, 2024New England Sports CenterMarlborough, MA2009 (08) - 2014 Birth Years,
RUSH HockeyBEANTOWN CLASSICJuly 26-28, 2024New England Sports CenterMarlborough, MAU19, College / Super Series
RUSH HockeyBUFFALO RUSH HOCKEY INFERNOTBD, Nov 2024Buffalo, NYGirls Tier 1/Tier 2 (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
RUSH HockeyTEXAS RUSHTBD, Nov 2024Dallas, TXGirls Tier 1/Tier 2 (12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
RUSH HockeyNEW ENGLAND RUSHTBDBoston, NAGirls Tier 1/Tier 2 (12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
RUSH HockeyNORTH HALTON RUSHSeptember 6-8, 2024CAA Centre BramptonNorth Halton, ONU11-U18 AA/A/BB/B
RUSH HockeyTWO NATIONS COLLEGE PREP SERIESTBD, Oct 2024Brampton, ON19U through 12U Tier 1; U13-U21 AA
RUSH HockeyTWO NATIONS COLLEGE PREP SERIESTBD, Dec 2024Detroit, MI19U through 12U Tier 1; U13-U21 AA
RUSH HockeyNORTH HALTON CHRISTMAS RUSHTBD Dec, 2024CAA Centre BramptonGeorgetown, ONU11-U22 AA/A/BB/B
RUSH HockeyToronto Aeros Holiday ClassicJan 5-7, 2024Vaughn, ON
RUSH HockeyARIZONA RUSH MATT SHOTT MEMORIALTBD November, 2024Phoenix, AZ19U through 12U Tier 1 and Tier 2
Showcase Hockey2024 Minnesota Meltdown AAA TournamentApril 19-21, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
Showcase Hockey2024 Independent ClassicMay 17-19, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
Showcase Hockey2024 AAA Summer ShowdownJune 7-9, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
Showcase Hockey2024 International CupAugust 2-4, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
Showcase Hockey2024 Easton AAA Cup TournamentAugust 16-18, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
Showcase Hockey2024 Summer FinaleAugust 23-25, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
Showcase Hockey2024 Warrior Cup AAASeptember 6-8, 2024MinnesotaGirls AAA (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
200x85 TournamentsCCM MLK GirlsJan 14-16, 2024Massachusetts12U - 19U AAA/AA
200x85 TournamentsCCM CHI-TOWN SHUFFLEApril 19-21, 2024Chicago, ILGirls Tier 1/Tier 2 (12U, 14U, 16U, 19U)
200x85 TournamentsCCM Selects Beantown Women's ClassicJul 19-21, 2024Boston2008 - 2013
200x85 TournamentsCCM Selects Training Camp - Notre Dame (Girls)May 3-5, 2024South Bend, IN2010-2016
200x85 TournamentsCCM Girls 68 (14U)Aug 07-11, 2024Chicago, IL2010 Birth Year
The National Girls Hockey LeagueNGHL NCAA Exposure ClinicTBDNorthford, CT2005 - 2010 Birth Years
The National Girls Hockey LeagueNGHL NCAA Exposure Camp in Newington, CTTBDNewington, CT2004 - 2010 Birth Years
The National Girls Hockey LeagueDawg Days of Summer - RedTBDNorthford, CT12U-19U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueDawg Days of Summer - FuturesTBDNewington, CT12U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueLabor Day Challenge - BlueAugust 30 - September 1, 2024Cromwell, CT12U-19U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueLabor Day Challenge - FuturesAugust 30 - September 1, 2024Cromwell, CT12U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueFall Classic - RedTBDSyracuse, NY14U-19U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueFall Classic - FuturesTBDBuffalo, NY10U & 12U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueNGHL MichiganTBDAnn Arbor, MI14U - 19U Tier 1
The National Girls Hockey LeagueMile High Invitational - BlueTBDDenver, CO12U-19U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueMLK Winter Classic - BlueJanuary 13-15, 2024 Haverhill, MA12U, 14U, 16U, and 19U
The National Girls Hockey LeagueMLK Winter Classic - RedJanuary 13-15, 2024 Philadelphia, PA14-19U Tier 1
The National Girls Hockey LeagueRed Division ChampsionshipFebruary 2-4, 2024Rockland, MA14-19U Tier 1
North American Premier Women's ShowcaseNorth American Premier Women's Showcase College DivisionJUNE 21-23TH, 2024Merrimack College Athletics ComplexNorth Andover, MABirth Years 2007-2011 (PG's also Allowed)
JWHLChallenge Cup 2024February 17-20, 2024Rockville/Arlington, VA14U, 16U, 19U
North American Female Elite ShowcaseThe Orion Top ProspectsJune 13-16, 2024Blaine, MN2007 - 2012 Birth Years
Pony Tail Tournament Pony Tail Tournament March 15-17, 2024Baltimore, MDU10, U12A, U12B, U14A, U14B, U16A, U16B, U19
The Rose SeriesCowgirl ShootoutApril 18-21 2024Nashville, TN2012 Birth Years
The Rose SeriesLow Country ClassicMay 9-12, 2024Charleston, SC2011 Birth Year
The Rose SeriesThe Battle at the BeachMay 9-12, 2024Fort Meyers, FL2010 Birth Year
The Rose SeriesBIOSTEEL WORLD INVITEJune 24-30, 2024Toronto, ON2009 Birth Year
The Rose SeriesQueens of VegasJuly 9-12, 2024Las Vegas, NV2013 Birth Year
The Rose SeriesPARK CITY SHOWDOWNJuly 11-14, 2024Park City, Utah2014 Birth Year
The Rose SeriesWar for the RosesJuly 8-13, 2024Edmonton, Alberta2011 Birth Year
USA HockeyUSA Hockey Girls 15's Player Development CampJuly 25-30, 2024Miami University Oxford, Ohio2009 Birth Year
USA HockeyUSA Hockey Girls 16/17's Player Development CampJuly 19-24, 2024Miami University Oxford, Ohio2007 & 2008 Birth Year
USA HockeyGirls National 2006 Training Camp (2006)July 19-22, 2024Miami University Oxford, Ohio2006 Birth Year
USA HockeyUSA Hockey Girls Under 18 Player Development CampAugust 4-9, 2024Miami University Oxford, Ohio2007, 2008, 2009 Birth Year
USA Hockey2024 Women's National FestivalAugust 2024TBD
OS HockeyPROSPECTS/FUTURES WEEKEND 1 CampMay 31-June 3, 2024Bloomington Ice GardensMinneapolis, MN
OS HockeyPROSPECTS/FUTURES WEEKEND 2 CampJuly 28-30, 2024Braemar ArenaMInneapolis, MN
OS Hockey2024 OS SPRING FESTIVALMarch 16th-19th, 2024Braemar ArenaMInneapolis, MN
OS Hockey2024 WHITECAPS CUP (HS)May 3-5, 2024MInneapolis, MNHigh School
OS Hockey2024 TRADITION CUPAugust 2-4, 2024Braemar ArenaMInneapolis, MNCollege Level
OS Hockey2024 OS SHOOTOUTAugust 10th-13th, 2024Bloomington Ice Garden and Braemar Ice ArenaMInneapolis, MNU8-U19
Girls Elite Hockey2024 TRADITION NITOctober 18-20, 2024Blaine, MNU16 and U19
NCD CampsGIRLS NCDC COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT CAMPAugust 5-7, 2024New England Sports CenterMarlborough, MA2025, '26, '27, '28 Grad Years
NAHANAHA COLLEGE SHOWCASEJuly 12-14 2024Boston Sports InstituteWellesley, MA2025, '26, '27, '28 Grad Years
University of Wisconsin13 and Under CampJune 24-28, 2024LaBahn ArenaMadison, WI13 and under
University of WisconsinHigh School Elite CampAugust 4-8, 2024LaBahn ArenaMadison, WIHigh School
Princeton UniversityGIRLS ICE HOCKEY ELITE CAMPTBDBaker RinkPrinceton, NJEntering grades 10-12
Princeton UniversityGIRLS ICE HOCKEY EXPOSURE ID CAMPTBDBaker RinkPrinceton, NJEntering grades 7-9
Merrimack CollegeMerrimack Womens Ice Hockey ClinicsTBDLawler ArenaNorth Andover, MAEntering grades 9-12
RinkSportRinkSport College Development Camp JUNE 15-20, 2024Babson CollegeBoston, MA2029 High School graduates or earlier
RinkSportSCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Development CampJune 4-7, 2024
RinkSportBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Development CampJune 20-22, 2024
RinkSportWASHINGTON , D. C. Development CampJune 24-27, 2024
RinkSportANCHORAGE, ALASKA Development CampJune 21-24, 2024
RinkSportLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Development CampTBD
RinkSportGRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN Development CampTBD
Pre-Prep ShowcasePre-Prep ShowcaseAUGUST 1st-4th, 2024New England Sports CenterMarlborough, MABirth Years: 2009, 2010 & 2011
Ohio State UniversityYOUTH CAMPTBDOSU Ice RinkColumbus, OHU8/U10 and U12 age level
Ohio State UniversityELITE DAY CAMPTBDOSU Ice RinkColumbus, OHGrad Years: 2026-2028
Ohio State UniversityHIGH SCHOOL ELITE CAMPSTBDOSU Ice RinkColumbus, OHGrad Years: 2026-2028
University of Maine U16/19 High School Girls' Hockey CampTBDUniversity of MaineOrono, MEGrades 8-12
University of Maine U8/U10/U12 Girls' Hockey Day CampTBDUniversity of MaineOrono, MEU8/U10/U12 Skaters
University of Maine Women's Prospect ClinicTBDUniversity of MaineOrono, MEGrades 8-12
Brown UniversityBROWN WOMEN’S HOCKEY ELITE SUMMER CAMPAugust 5-7, 2024Brown UniversityProvidence, RIHigh school students entering grades 9-12. Therefore, 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028 high school graduates.
Mercyhurst UniversityDIVISION I WOMEN'S HOCKEY ELITE CAMPTBDMercyhurst UniversityErie, PA2006 to 2009 birth year
Colgate University2024 COLGATE EXPOSURE CAMP | PRE-CAMP GOALIE'S ONLYJuly 7-9, 2024Colgate UniversityHamilton, NYGoalies Only. All Female players born between 2005-2009
Colgate University2024 COLGATE EXPOSURE CAMP | SESSION 1July 9-11, 2024Colgate UniversityHamilton, NYAll Female players born between 2005-2009
Colgate University2024 COLGATE EXPOSURE CAMP | SESSION 2July 12-14, 2024Colgate UniversityHamilton, NYAll Female players born between 2005-2009
College of the Holy CrossHoly Cross Women's Ice Hockey ClinicsTBDHart CenterWorcester, MA14-19 Years Old
St Anselm CollegeTBDSullivan ArenaBedford, NH
Clarkson UniversityClarkson Golden Knight Women's Hockey Prospect Camp 2024TBDCheel Campus Center and ArenaPotsdam, NY2007-2010 Birth Years
St Cloud State UniversitySt. Cloud State Women's Hockey Camps03/29/2024 - 03/30/2024Herb Brooks National Hockey CenterSt. Cloud, MinnesotaAges 6-16
Quinnipiac UniversityQuinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Girls Camp July 8 - 12, 2024M&T Bank ArenaHamden, ConnAges: 6-13
Quinnipiac UniversityQuinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Girls Elite ClinicJuly 8 - 12, 2024M&T Bank ArenaHamden, ConnAges: rising 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade
University of MinnesotaMINNESOTA GIRLS HOCKEY CAMPSJune 24-26, 2024Mariucci ArenaMinneapolis, MN10U &12U Camp
University of MinnesotaMINNESOTA GIRLS HOCKEY CAMPSJune 27-28, 2024Mariucci ArenaMinneapolis, MNExposure Camp (ages 13,14)
University of MinnesotaMINNESOTA GIRLS HOCKEY CAMPS​June 17-19, 2024 + ​June 19-21, 2024Mariucci ArenaMinneapolis, MN​​High School/ Varsity Camp #1 & #2
University of Minnesota DuluthMinnesota Duluth High School Elite CampAugust 1-4, 2024Amsoil ArenaDuluth, MNAny and all high school girls (grad years 2025-2028) are invited
College Development ShowcaseGirls CampJune 23-25, 2024Ice DenHooksett, NHPlayers with birth years 2005-2010
Boston CollegeMaroon and Gold Women’s CombineTBDConte ForumChestnut Hill, MA2010-2011-2012 players
National Sports CenterAll American Girls Hockey TournamentNovember 8-10, 2024NSC-Super Rink (Blaine)Blaine, MNGirls U10A,B U12A,B U15A
Youth Hockey Hub2024 DANGLEFESTTBDNSC-Super Rink (Blaine)Blaine, MNGirls U10A, U10B, U12A, U12B, U15A, & U15B
Fierce Edge AthleticsFIERCE FEMALE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2024June 14-16, 2024Canlan OshawaOshawa, ONU9/ U11 (Tier 1 & Tier 2)/ U13 (Tier 1,Tier 2)
Fierce Edge AthleticsFierce ID Series - SHOWCASE EVENTJune, 2024Canlan OshawaOshawa, ON2010-2011 ; 2009-2007 + 06* (GRADUATION YEAR 2025) DIVISION
RINK Hockey Academy KelownaFemale University Showcase 2024April 4-7, 2024Winfield Arena & RINK Kelowna Training Centre Kelowna, BC2005-2009 YOB
Delta Hockey AcademyDHA Female University ShowcaseApril 9-10, 2024Planet IceDelta, B.C2006-2011 YOB
RINK Hockey Academy WinnipegFemale University Showcase 2024April 19-21, 2024Rink Training CenterWinnipeg, MB2005-2009 (2010) YOB
OneHockeyOneHockey Connecticut GIRLSMarch 8-10, 2024DANBURY ICEDanbury, CTGirls Tier II (AA) 19U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U Girls Tier III (A) 19U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U
OneHockeyOneHockey Sacred Heart UniversityAugust 30 - September 2, 2024Sacred Heart University Martire Family ArenaFairfield, CT Girls 12U Tier I & II
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Forward Recruits: The Current State of Division I Women’s College Hockey Recruiting for the Class of 2024 & 2025

Updated Dec. 19, 2023

This is the second of 3 posts about where things stand for each position – Goalies, Forwards and Defense – for the incoming classes of 2024 and 2025.

Read Part I of this series here: Navigating the Tight Goalie Market: The Current State of Division I Women’s College Hockey Recruiting for the Class of 2024 & 2025

Read Part III of this series here: Analyzing the Defensive Lineups: The Current State of Division I Women’s College Hockey Recruiting for the Class of 2024 & 2025

Women’s DI College Hockey Total Forward Players & Commits by Year

as of December, 2023

At first glance things seemed to have returned to normal for forwards with respect to the DI women’s college hockey recruiting class of 2023. There are 157 first-year players across all the Division I rosters this season. However, 18 of those spots are freshmen players at either Assumption or Robert Morris (“new” programs for both these schools), so the number is a little inflated compared to the 152 sophomore players playing DI hockey.

For the incoming Class of 2024, it seems almost all schools have finalized their rosters by now. Most schools have been announcing on social media their inbound players after the signing day earlier this month. Other than a few spots at NEWHA schools and maybe the odd player at other schools filling in a final roster spot, there are likely only a handful of opportunities remaining for forwards. Our 2024 F analysis now has 166 players, but there are likely some European and other commits who haven’t been publicly announced.

In addition, without knowing the plans for individual players, it is unclear how many of the 105 Seniors (granted an extra year of eligibility due to Covid) will decide to return for a 5th year either at their current school or find another school for their grad year. If all of them continue to play for the 2024-25 season then there may not be any spots open to 2024 high school graduates.

As for the incoming Class of 2025, there are certainly many spots still open. While most of the Top 10 schools have snagged the best players in the country, there are openings at many other programs. Until recently, many of the NEWHA schools have been focused on filling their 2024 rosters, so they will likely only shift their attention over the next month or two for their 2025 forwards.

Women’s DI College Hockey Forwards and Commits by School & Year

as of December, 2023

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Navigating the Tight Goalie Market: The Current State of Division I Women’s College Hockey Recruiting for the Class of 2024 & 2025

Updated Dec. 14, 2023

This is the first of 3 posts about where things stand for each position – Goalies, Forwards and Defense – for the incoming classes of 2024 and 2025.

Read Part II of this series here: Forward Recruits: The Current State of Division I Women’s College Hockey Recruiting for the Class of 2024 & 2025

Read Part III of this series here: Analyzing the Defensive Lineups: The Current State of Division I Women’s College Hockey Recruiting for the Class of 2024 & 2025

The last couple of years have been tough for high level goalies looking for a spot to play Division I women’s college hockey.  With the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility for current seniors and grad students, it was anticipated that there were less openings available for the upcoming classes. In a typical year there should be 33 freshman goalies (3 goalies per team x 44 teams  ÷ 4 years of eligibility).   However, with the two new teams that started in 2023 (Assumptions and Robert Morris) and 10 teams carrying 4 goalies, it was surprising to see that there were 39 first-year goalies on DI teams this year – significantly more than in previous years.

Women’s DI College Hockey Total Goalie Player & Commits by Year

as of December, 2023

This is in addition to the transfer portal, which was very active for goaltenders this past off-season with 22 goalies looking for new teams.  Of note, only 7 of them found new DI teams, made up mostly of experienced goaltenders with only 1 or 2 years of eligibility left.

(December Update) From my analysis it looks like there probably are no more spots left for the class of 2024.  Any schools which appear to still have openings are likely intentionally waiting to see who becomes available via the transfer portal – there are already Covid 5th year players in the portal for next season.

As for the incoming class of 2025, it appears as there still me be many spots open – possibly as many as 10-15 slots still available. However, there may be schools that have already filled spots with commits that haven’t been publicly announced or tracked.  In addition, with 2023 having an above average number of first year goalies (8 teams having 2 freshmen) and 10 teams carrying 4 goalies, the outgoing college class of 2024 goalies may not all be replaced.  But on the positive side, there has only been one 2025 goalie publicly announced commit amongst all 8 of the NEWHA teams – so there are likely still some openings on several of those teams.

Women’s DI College Hockey Goalies and Commits by School & Year

as of December, 2023

One last thought to keep in mind.  Some schools might be happy to carry 4 goalies – this helps with practices and in case of injury to a goalie or two. I have had several coaches tell me that recently they have had serious injuries to at least one goalie, so having depth can be very helpful. Therefore, if you want agree to be a 4th goalie you may be able to be rostered and practice on a team but you probably won’t be guaranteed playing time – almost surely will not see any scholarship money unless you move up in the depth chart.  If the school is more important to you than playing time, this could be an option.