The 2022 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Program season will kick off this weekend with the Boys’ and Girls’ HP 16 & 17 Spring Festivals in Plymouth, the Ted Brill Great 8 Festival in South St. Paul and the Boys’ and Girls’ HP 14 Spring Festivals in Duluth.
The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs are designed to identify the best players in Minnesota and to provide the top players from each district or section the chance to play with and against the best players in the state.
“Reaching this stage of the High Performance evaluation process is a terrific accomplishment for these players, and it’s a great opportunity for them to take the next step in their development,” said CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Director, Mike MacMillan. “We are so proud of all of these boys and girls as they continue to show why Minnesota continues to produce the most college hockey players in the country.”
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For over 35 years, the Ted Brill Great 8 Festival has provided the top high school players in Minnesota an opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to coaches and scouts from junior, collegiate and professional teams.
Organized by the MHCA and Minnesota Hockey, the event features four teams of Senior players, and another four teams, referred to as HP 18’s, determined from Junior players born in 2003. The Senior and HP 18 teams are formed according to paired high school sections (Sections 1 & 3, Sections 2 & 6, Sections 4 & 5 and Sections 7 & 8) and compete in a series of round robin games Friday and Saturday before advancing to the championship round on Sunday.
Rosters and schedules for the Great 8, which will be held at Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul, can be found here.
In addition to representing their high school sections during the Great 8 Festival, players are also evaluated by qualified personnel for the chance to represent Minnesota in the Boys’ CCM National Invitational Tournament which will be held April 28 through May 1 in Plymouth, MN. Two teams of 20 players, one HP 18 team and a Senior team, will be selected to compete against the top high school players from Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
The HP 16 & 17 Spring Festivals, which are set to start Friday, April 22, will feature the top boys and girls’ hockey players from Minnesota born in 2005 (HP 17) and 2006 (HP 16) at Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, MN. The players will compete on teams representing their high school section (ex: Section 8A/AA) in a standard eight team tournament, with championship games on Sunday, April 24.
Rosters and schedules for the HP 16 & 17 Festivals can be found using the links below:
Following the Spring Festivals, the top 54 boys’ and girls’ players at each age group will advance to participate in the Final 54 Festivals to be held April 29 – May 1, with the boys playing at Plymouth Ice Center and the girls playing at TCO Sports Garden in Vadnais Heights, MN.
The top players at the Final 54 Festivals will then be chosen to represent Minnesota Hockey at a national festival/camp, sponsored by USA Hockey, where players are evaluated for possible opportunities to represent the United States at advance levels of national and international competition.
The HP 14 festivals will feature the best boys and girls hockey players born in 2008 from across Minnesota competing on district teams.
Players in the HP 14 festivals will be evaluated for the opportunity to participate in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance 14 Development Camps in June in St. Cloud, MN.
The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs are a prestigious series of tryouts, camps, and festivals that provide the top players from each district or section a chance to play with and against the best players in the state. These programs are conducted in conjunction with USA Hockey and are referred to as “Select” programs in other parts of the country.