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2020 Tier I League Tryouts Posted

By Minnesota Hockey, 06/10/20, 3:45PM CDT


The 2020 CCM High Performance Tier 1 Fall League tryout schedules are now available online. 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.

Player must register with Minnesota Hockey to participate in tryouts, which are set to begin in July. Teams will be selected from players within Minnesota Hockey Districts, except at the Tier I 16U level, which will go by high school boundaries.

Eligibility for these Leagues include players with 2004 (Youth 16U), 2005 (Youth 15), 2006 and 2007 (Girls or Youth 14U) birth years.  Players should have played on an A/AA or high school team during the 2019-20 season. If your association did not field an A/AA team, B players are eligible to tryout.

Below are links to tryout schedules and registration for each age group.

The regular season for 14’s and 15’s will begin August 28 – 30 and the Youth 16U League will begin its league schedule August 15-16. Each age group will host in-state competition weekends, participate in the NAHL Showcase or a National Invitational Tournament and have the opportunity to compete for a chance to represent Minnesota at the USA Hockey National Championships in League and Minnesota District Playoffs.

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 Green Giants of District 10 won the Girls Tier I 14U National Championship in 2018 and were a semi-finalist in 2019.

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.

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