St. Paul, MN – March 20, 2020 – Minnesota Hockey announced it has cancelled the 2020 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs that were to be played at locations across the state this spring and summer, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID19). The cancellations include tryouts, spring festivals and development camps at all levels: Boys & Girls HP 14, Boys & Girls HP 15, Boys & Girls 16, Boys & Girls 17, Ted Brill Great 8, Boys National Invitational Tournament and Girls National Invitational Tournament.
“We are extremely disappointed to be in this situation, but given the circumstances we’re facing as a state and a country, we feel this was the right decision for the safety of our players,” said CCM High Performance director, Mike MacMillan. “We know players in Minnesota take a great amount of pride in showcasing their skills and representing their communities in these programs. We would like to thank all of them for the passion and dedication they have shown and continue to display for our great game, and we look forward to providing more opportunities to help them in their hockey journey when it’s safe to resume.”
USA Hockey also announced today the cancellation of multiple national player development camps, which were scheduled for June and July. The CCM High Performance programs are a component of USA Hockey’s national player development and identification process. They provide the top Minnesota players in each birth year the opportunity to train with and compete against each other while being evaluated for possible opportunities to represent the U.S. at advanced levels of national and international hockey competition.
Minnesota Hockey has started the process of providing refunds to players who have already registered for this year’s CCM High Performance programs and will work to provide them as quickly as possible to the players impacted.
Update June 1, 2020: USA Hockey announced it canceled the remaining camps that had been listed as tentative, including the Boys Select 16, Boys Select 17 and Girls Under-18 Select camps. Dates and locations for the 2021 USA Hockey Player Development Camps will be released at a later time.