The 2022 CCM High Performance Tier I & Prospects Fall League tryout schedules are now available online for the Girls 14U (2008/2009), Youth 14U (2008/2009) and Youth 15 (2007) age groups. Tryouts have already occurred for the Youth 16U and 18U levels.
Player must register with Minnesota Hockey to participate in tryouts, which will span from early June through July depending on the district.
All teams from the Youth 14U and Youth 15 Tier I classifications are scheduled to compete against national Tier I competition during the NAHL Showcase in Blaine the weekend of September 15-18. Girls Tier I 14U teams will participate in a National Invitational Tournament in Andover, MN on Oct. 21-23. In addition, the Youth 14U and Youth 15 leagues are set to form select teams to participate in the USHL Fall Classic in Pittsburgh, Penn., and the Girls 14U league will send two select teams to the CYA Summer Invitational in Palatine, Ill.
The Prospects Youth 14U league, which has grown to nine teams, will once again offer players not selected for 14U Tier I teams with an opportunity to train and compete with each other in a fall league. New this season, Minnesota Hockey will be launching a Prospects Girls 14U League which, similar to the Youth 14U league, will mirror the Girls 14U Tier I League dates and locations.
Below are links to tryout schedules and registration for each age group.
Four teams from the 2021 CCM High Performance Fall Leagues represented Minnesota at the 2022 USA Hockey National Championships. The Green Giants of District 10 won the USA Hockey Girls Tier I 14U National Championship with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Mission, claiming their second national title (2018). The Lakers of District 6 also competed in Girls Tier I 14U Nationals and went 3-0 in pool play before falling in the quarterfinals. The Grey Ducks (Youth 18U) and Green Giants (Youth 14U Prospects) represented the leagues at the Youth Tier II National Championships, going 2-1 and 1-2 in pool play, respectively.
Minnesota Hockey’s Tier I 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 National Championships. The League schedule is designed to allow participants to play for their association or high school team.