A weekend full of girls hockey kicks off Friday afternoon as the Tompkins Girls Hockey Association hosts a three-day tournament at Ithaca’s Cass Park and Lansing’s The Rink. It’s the 18th annual Shooting Stars tourney.
TGHA’s Katie Howells says there are teams participating from across New York State, including Skaneateles, Camillus, Hamburg, Canton, Adirondacks, and Oswego. “Also returning for another fun year,” she says, “are the Lady Patriots from Doylestown, PA.” All participating teams are guaranteed at least three games between Friday evening and Saturday schedules. Championship games in each age group will be played on Sunday.
The Ithaca Shooting Stars program is fielding teams at the 12-and-under, 14-and-under, and 19-and-under age groups.
Organizers have several TGHA branded fundraising items for sale, including car stickers and cell phone card holders, and there will be several items from local businesses being raffled off. All fundraising proceeds will benefit the Tompkins Girls Hockey Association.
A full schedule of teams and where they’re playing is online at ithacagirlshockey.org.