The year 1972 was significant as Title IX was adopted nationally, Cornell women’s hockey was founded, and the Ithaca Youth Bureau made gender equity a priority at its new rink at Cass Park; 2022 is a milestone for TGHA, the oldest girls hockey association in New York State.
The City of Ithaca, County of Tompkins and State of New York have recognized this milestone. The City and County have proclaimed November “Tompkins Girls Hockey Month” with resolutions signed by Mayor Laura Lewis and Legislature Chair Shawna Black, respectively. New York State Assembly Member Anna Kelles has presented a citation that commends TGHA for “providing a variety of opportunities for females in the areas of athletics and education, including ice skating instruction and ice times for hockey practices and games, all the while building a collaborative team environment that emphasizes opportunities to play over winning.”
(Thanks to Mary Grainger for this article)