Minnesota Hockey, in conjunction with CCM and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association (MHCA), announced today the kickoff of the 2018 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance season beginning Friday, March 23. The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs are designed to develop, train and identify the best players in Minnesota and to provide top players from each district or section the chance to play with and against the best players in the state.
The action kicks off this weekend with the Ted Brill Great 8 Festivals being held at Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul beginning Friday. For over 35 years, the Ted Brill Great 8 has provided high school seniors the opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to coaches and scouts from junior, collegiate and professional teams.
The event’s new format, which was initiated in 2017, features eight teams consisting of four teams selected from Senior players, and another four teams, referred to as HP 18’s, determined from Junior players born in 2000. The Senior and HP 18 teams will be formed according to paired high school sections (Sections 1 & 3, Sections 2 & 6, Sections 4 & 5 and Sections 7 & 8).
“The Ted Brill Great 8 is a fantastic way to start off the High Performance season,” said CCM Minnesota Hockey HP Director, Mike MacMillan. “We’re proud of these upperclassmen for their hard work and growth over their tremendous careers. Each year, Minnesota produces the most Division 1 hockey players in the country and our CCM High Performance Programs provide the opportunity for those coaches and scouts to see our top players perform.”
Organized by the MHCA and Minnesota Hockey, the Ted Brill Great 8 is designated as a national development program by USA Hockey. Players are evaluated by qualified personnel, and 40 are selected to represent Minnesota in the Boys’ CCM National Invitational Tournament April 19 through 22 in Plymouth, MN.
Rosters and schedules for the Great 8 can be found here.
CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance events for the top hockey players will continue throughout the spring and summer:
|CCM HP 16 & 17 Festival||April 13th - 15th||Plymouth, MN||Plymouth Ice Center|
|CCM Boys HP Final 54 / CCM NIT||April 19th - 22nd||Plymouth, MN||Plymouth Ice Center|
|CCM Girls HP Final 54 / CCM NIT||April 19th - 22nd||Vadnais Heights, MN||Vadnais Heights Sports Center|
|CCM Boys HP 15 Festival||April 20th - 22nd||Plymouth, MN||Plymouth Ice Center|
|CCM Girls HP 15 Festival||April 20th - 22nd||Vadnais Heights, MN||Vadnais Heights Sports Center|
|CCM Boys & Girls HP 14 Festival||April 20th - 22nd||Duluth, MN||Heritage Sports Center & Mars Lakeview Arena|
|CCM HP 15 Summer Girls Camp||June 9th - 14th||St.Cloud, MN||National Hockey Center|
|CCM HP 14 Summer Girls Camp||June 10th - 14th||St.Cloud, MN||National Hockey Center|
|CCM HP 15 Summer Boys Camp||June 16th - 21st||St.Cloud, MN||National Hockey Center|
|CCM HP 14 Summer Boys Camp||June 17th - 21st||St.Cloud, MN||National Hockey Center|
|CCM HP Model Camp||July 23rd-27th||Minneapolis, MN||Mariucci Arena|
|CCM HP Dave Peterson Goalie Camp||Aug. 2nd - 5th||St.Cloud, MN||National Hockey Center|