New York City Gay Hockey Games Coming Up

The New York City Gay Hockey Association (NYCGHA) is New York’s first official gay hockey organization.

The NYCGHA is a member of the Gay
Hockey International and is a Nonprofit Organization under IRS code 501(c)(3).

Developmental teams:

The Hotshots and
Polar Bears
consist of new skaters, beginning players, and a few intermediate players. The
teams are coed and compete in Sky Rink’s Developmental Division.

Novice and beginner players may try out to join a team at
season breaks. Games are always free to spectators, and everyone is welcome to
cheer them on and meet the players after the games.

Recreational teams:

The Boxers,
Westies, and
are coed teams consisting of intermediate players competing in Sky Rink’s
Divisions Seven and Eight. The teams play most Saturday nights and all are
welcomed to cheer on the teams and meet the players after the games.
It’s free!

Competitive team:

The NY Lions play a more
intense game than our developmental or recreational teams. The competitive
teams are coed and consist of intermediate and advanced players. Playing most
Friday nights, the NY Lions compete in Sky Rink’s Division Six. Skilled players
are welcome to try out and join the team. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the
team and meet the players after the games. It’s free.


Players from our competitive and recreational teams compete in international LGBT
tournaments in Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and
Washington. Schedule
of Upcoming Tournaments. Additionally, we host NYC’s annual Chelsea
Challenge tournament the weekend before Gay Pride. The NYCGHA generally fields one
to three teams at most tournaments. The level of play at the tournaments ranges from
competitive (including former Division 1 and Junior Pro players) to recreational and
novice divisions. Recreational, skilled and highly-skilled players are encouraged
to try out and join a travel team.

More info online NYC Gay Hockey


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