St. Paul, MN – June 2, 2020 – Minnesota Hockey today announced the registration, tryout and competition schedules for the 2020 CCM High Performance Tier 1 Fall Leagues. TRIA Orthopaedic, UBS Financial and Jimmy John’s will be the presenting sponsors of the Youth 14U, Girls 14U, Youth 15 and Youth 16 Leagues this season. Given the evolving and uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all CCM HP Tier I League events are subject to change according to city, state and national regulations and developments.
Registration for the Tier I 16U (2004), Tier 1 15 (2005 birth year) and 14U (2006 & 2007 birth years) Fall Leagues are now open. Teams will be comprised of players from Minnesota Hockey Districts, except at the Tier I 16U level which will go by high school boundaries, and will begin the tryout process in July.
Competitive regular season weekends for 14’s and 15’s will begin August 28 – 30 and host sites will include Alexandria, Blaine, Brainerd, Moorhead, and Plymouth. In addition, each team will be responsible for scheduling select league games in an effort to reduce travel and time commitment. League playoffs are scheduled for October 2-4 and the Minnesota District Playoff weekend will take place the weekend of October 10-11.
The Youth 16U League will begin its league schedule August 15-16, and its league playoff weekend is set for October 31-November 1. Host sites are set to include Blaine, Prior Lake, St. Cloud, St. Louis Park, South St. Paul and Woodbury. Minnesota District Playoffs for Youth 16U, Youth 18U and Girls 19U classifications are to be determined.
All teams from the Youth 14U, Youth 15 and Youth 16U classifications are scheduled to compete against national Tier 1 competition during the NAHL Showcase in Blaine the weekend of September 17-20. Girls 14U teams will participate in a National Invitational Tournament in Andover, MN on Oct. 16-18. In addition, Youth 14U, Youth 15 and Girls 14U leagues are set to form select teams to participate in the USHL Fall Classic in Pittsburgh, Penn. and Girls 14U August Showcase in Evanston, Ill.
Minnesota Hockey’s Tier 1 structure was established in 2016 to enhance Minnesota’s community-based association and high school model by bringing together the most talented players from all over Minnesota for high-quality training, player development and highly competitive League play as well as providing a path to compete in the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships. The League schedule is designed to allow participants to play for their association or high school team.
Three teams from the 2019 CCM High Performance Tier 1 Leagues were set to represent Minnesota at USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships, prior to the onset of the pandemic. The Lakers of District 6 and Walleye from District 3 qualified for the Girls 14U Tier 1 National Championship, and the Blue Ox Youth 15 team advanced to the Youth 15 Tier 1 National Championships.
|Dates||Youth 14U||Girls 14U||Youth 15||Youth 16U|
|Aug. 15-16||See Team Schedule||Select Event||See Team Schedule||Shakopee|
|Aug. 22-23||See Team Schedule||See Team Schedule||See Team Schedule||Woodbury|
|Aug. 28-30||Plymouth||Blaine||Plymouth||Prior Lake|
|Sept. 11-13||Moorhead||Blaine||Brainerd||St. Cloud|
|Sept. 17-20||Blaine (NAHL)||Alexandria||Blaine (NAHL)||Blaine (NAHL)|
|Sep. 25-27||USHL Select Event||See Team Schedule||USHL Select Event||Prior Lake|
|(14U/15 League Playoffs)|
|Oct. 10-11||Plymouth||Plymouth||Plymouth||South St. Paul|
|(14U/15 MN District Playoffs)|
|Oct. 24-25||N/A||N/A||N/A||St. Louis Park|
|Oct. 31-Nov. 1||N/A||N/A||N/A||Minneapolis|
|(16U League Playoffs)|
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