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Early Bird Registration Now Open For Winter 2018-19

Registration is now open for the Winter 2018-19 session! Early bird pricing is $525 through 9 pm on August 26. After that, the price is $625 so go to NCWHL Winter 2018-19 registration and get it out of the way!

We are also pleased to be able to offer an Assistance Fund again, which is 50% off the early bird price. If you have played at least one season in our League, you are eligible. Please fill out this form before August 20.

NOTE: Our registration deadline ends before your 2018 USA Hockey membership expires on August 31st. We recommend you get a new USA Hockey number before registering. Your number will be checked before the season starts and you cannot get onto the ice until your membership is current.

Give Hockey a Try on August 18

Give Hockey a Try Day has been announced!

Aug 18th, 5:30 p.m.
at Nazareth San Mateo
2202 Bridgepointe Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94404

Give Hockey a Try on Aug 18, 2018:  Reserve My Spot >


The NCWHL holds “Give Hockey a Try Day” (GHATD) twice a year prior to the new season starting to give women with no playing experience an introduction to ice hockey. Absolutely zero experience in skating or hockey is needed! Full gear and on-ice coaching through light drills are provided. Participants then enjoy a fun, controlled scrimmage towards the end of the session. Cost is $25 a session.

After GHATD, participants are invited to shop at our used Gear Sale where lightly-used, donated gear is sold for a fraction of the cost of buying new. This is a great way for new players to get into the sport on a budget! Then stay and watch a Green division game. Donations of used equipment are always welcome.


Volunteers needed for GHATD

Interested in helping out at GHATD? We need lots of help from getting newbies dressed to hit the ice to setting up for the popular Gear Sale event after. Stick around to cheer on the skaters as they scrimmage for the first time ever! Come join us introduce our favorite sport to new friends.

Volunteer on Aug 18, 2018:  Sign Up >


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Community Outreach: Children’s Book Project

Donation Box is at Nazareth Ice Oasis, San Mateo, along the wall by the dressing area.

Our next Community Outreach effort will be to collect for the Children’s Book Project. You can learn more about it here: childrensbookproject.org/

Please bring your new or very gently used books to any game you have in San Mateo for the entire month of June. We will be collecting books there. Please remember these books are going to children in high need areas and we really want to support their love for and valuing of books. Please only donate books of condition and quality in service of those values.

From Children’s Book Project:

We always need new or gently used, recent-vintage books for children of all ages, from infants through teens.

We especially need:

  • board books
  • early readers
  • elementary chapter books
  • books in Spanish or Chinese
  • graphic novels
  • popular series for 8-12 year olds

We can’t use and don’t accept:

  • textbooks and curriculum materials
  • encyclopedias
  • audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • library discards
  • obsolete books
  • dirty, dusty, wet, or mildewed books
  • nonfiction over ten years old

If you can’t donate books but still want to help, please consider making a donation on behalf of NCWHL to the Children’s Book Project. You can donate directly on their website here:

http://www.childrensbookproject.org/donate/

Please contact Eula at ncwhl.community@gmail.com if you have any questions! Thank you for helping our league make a positive impact on our community!

Community Outreach: Sunday Friends

On Sunday, May 27th a group of 11 volunteers representing the League visiting Lowell Elementary School in San Jose to help teach children how to play hockey. We worked with a wonderful community based non-profit called Sunday Friends. They host classes for parents (ESL, immigration, tax workshops, etc) and utilize the local elementary school to provide the children with opportunities for art and crafts, cooking lessons, and physical activities. The families who attend earn points through their participation and are able to turn those points in for necessities such as house wares, cleaning supplies, and school supplies. We hosted a game of street hockey on the black top and had a few skills clinics going on for the youngest ones. The kids were great and so excited to get to play hockey! We were lucky enough to have just a handful of high sticks and boo boos. The executive director dropped by and asked us to come back any time!

Next Up: Children’s Book Project

Our next Community Outreach effort will be to collect for the Children’s Book Project. You can learn more about it here: childrensbookproject.org/

Please bring your new or very gently used books to any game you have in San Mateo for the month of June. We will be collecting books there. Please remember these books are going to children in high need areas and we really want to support their love for and valuing of books. Please only donate books of condition and quality in service of those values.

From Children’s Book Project:

We always need new or gently used, recent-vintage books for children of all ages, from infants through teens.

We especially need:

  • board books
  • early readers
  • elementary chapter books
  • books in Spanish or Chinese
  • graphic novels
  • popular series for 8-12 year olds

We can’t use and don’t accept:

  • textbooks and curriculum materials
  • encyclopedias
  • audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • library discards
  • obsolete books
  • dirty, dusty, wet, or mildewed books
  • nonfiction over ten years old

Please contact Eula at ncwhl.community@gmail.com if you have any questions! Thank you for helping our league make a positive impact on our community!

Community Outreach: Second Harvest Food Bank

NCWHL participated in our first community service event on Saturday, May 19th at the Second Harvest Food Bank’s San Carlos location. We helped sort out protein donations and packaged them for distribution to local charities. We had 8 awesome volunteers who worked hard and managed to out pace the group of 12 working with us! We had a blast while answering many questions about our league. Many of the other groups had never heard of us and were so impressed that such a diverse and unique group of people were helping out in the community.

We have another opportunity coming up on Sunday, May 27th from 2:30 to 4:00pm with Sunday Friends at Lowell Elementary in San Jose. We have 5 more spots available and are planning on playing street hockey with a group of under-privileged kids.

Learn more about Sunday Friends here: https://www.sundayfriends.org/

Please consider signing up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/xHRqSAzUdHiQi3Wh1 or, if you can’t volunteer, you can check that option and let me know more about what you are interested in participating in the future.