For over 30 years, the CCM High Performance Ted Brill Great 8 has provided the top high school players in Minnesota the opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to coaches and scouts from junior, collegiate and professional teams. The three-day tournament has expanded from two region teams (outstate & metro), in its inaugural season, to eight teams.
Organized by the Minnesota High School Hockey Coaches Association and Minnesota Hockey, the CCM High Performance Ted Brill Great 8 is designated as a national development program by USA Hockey and continues to play a vital role in player development and exposure in Minnesota.
Ted Brill Great 8: The tournament consists of eight teams of the top high school players in Minnesota. Four teams are selected from Senior players, and another four teams, referred to as HP 18’s, are determined from Junior players born in 1999. The Senior and HP 18 teams will be formed according to paired high school sections (Sections 1 & 3, Sections 2 & 6, Sections 4 & 5, Sections 7 & 8).
Each high school coach has the ability to nominate players. Following the nomination process, high school coaches will vote on which players should represent their section. The selected teams, consisting of 20 players each, will compete in three games at the CCM High Performance Ted Brill Great 8.
All players will be evaluated at the tournament and 40 (20 HP Seniors and 20 HP 18’s) will be selected to play in the CCM Minnesota High School Hockey National Invitational Tournament.
Dates: March 31 – April 2, 2017 at Doug Woog Arena
CCM Minnesota High School Hockey National Invitational Tournament (NIT): The CCM NIT is an annual showcase tournament featuring the top high school hockey players in the country. Each year Minnesota selects two teams (Minnesota HP Seniors & Minnesota HP 18) of 20 players from participants at the Ted Brill Great 8 to represent Minnesota.
Last year, teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Massachusetts & North Dakota also participated in the CCM NIT. The showcase is held in conjunction with the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance 16 & 17 Final 54 Festival, attracting junior, college and professional scouts.
Dates: April 20 – 23, 2017 at Plymouth Ice Center
HP Senior Team Eligibility - Must be a senior on a current MSHSL Class A or AA team.
HP 18 Team Eligibility - Must be a junior on a current MSHSL Class A or AA team and be born in 1999.
Phase 1: Minnesota Hockey Great 8 Festival
March 30 – April 2, 2017 at Doug Woog Arena
Phase 2: CCM Minnesota High School Hockey National Invitational Tournament
April 20 – 23, 2017 at Plymouth Ice Center
Great 8 Program Director
Great 8 HP Seniors Program Manager
Great 8 HP 18 Program Manager
Section 1 & 3 HP Seniors GM
Section 2 & 6 HP Seniors GM
Section 4 & 5 HP Seniors GM
Section 7 & 8 HP Seniors GM
Section 1 & 3 HP 18 GM
Section 2 & 6 HP 18 GM
Section 4 & 5 HP 18 GM
Section 7 & 8 HP 18 GM