Tryout schedules for the 2018 CCM High Performance Tier I Fall Leagues have been released. Tryouts for this season, which will mark the third year of Minnesota Hockey’s Tier I Fall Leagues, will be begin in late June.
New in 2018, in partnership with TRIA, the first-ever Tier I Training Camp will take place August 10-12 at the TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center and will allow participants an on-ice and off-ice training experience complete with dryland training, skill work, health and nutrition education, Fusionetics movement screening/education and TRIA Concussion Program and baseline ImPACT testing events.
This year’s format will again consist of a series of on-ice and off-ice training sessions and five regular season competition weekends, including the first-ever Minnesota Hockey Tier I National Invitational. On September 14-16, Tier I teams at the Youth 14U & 15 and Girls 14U level from across the country will be meet at the Schwan Super Rink and Fogerty Arena in Blaine to compete with the Minnesota teams.
Competitive regular season weekends will begin August 24 – 26, and the Minnesota District Playoff weekend for the 14's and 15's will take place at Plymouth Ice Center the weekend of October 6-7. The playoffs for 16, 18 and 19 classifications are to be determined.
Last year, the CCM High Performance Tier I Leagues included 25 teams between the Youth 14U, Youth 15, Youth 16U, Girls 14U and Girls 15 classifications. Two teams from the Leagues qualified for the 2018 USA Hockey Tier I National Championships and the Green Giants of District 10 won the national title at the Girls Tier I 14U classification.
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 14, 15 and 16 year olds from all over Minnesota for highly competitive League play and providing a path to compete in the USA Hockey Tier I National Championships. The League schedule is designed to allow participants to play for their association or high school team.
Tryout schedules for each age level, as well as links to register are available below.