The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Tier I Leagues provide the top players from each district or section a chance to play with and against the best players in the state. For the 2020-21 season, the Youth 15 classification is for players born in 2005. The Leagues are conducted in accordance with USA Hockey rules and all teams are eligible for USA Hockey’s Tier I National Championships.
The current plan is to have seven teams from the 12 Minnesota Hockey districts: Loons (District 2), Walleye (District 3), Polars (Districts 4/5), Lakers (District 6), Moose (Districts 8/9), Green Giants (District 10), and Blue Ox (Districts 11/12/15/16).
The tryout process will begin in July with competition weekends starting in late August and running through late September. As part of the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs, there will be 18 on-ice skill development practices, eight off-ice training sessions, and at least 17 games including league games, NAHL Showcase and playoffs.
In partnership with TRIA, the Tier I Training Camp will once again kick off the season on August 7-9 at the TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center. The training camp will provide 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.
July - Tryouts
To be eligible for tryouts, players should have played on an A/AA team during the 2019-20 season. If your association did not field an A/AA team, B players are eligible to tryout. Contact your District GM with questions.
Aug. 7-9 - Tier I Training Camp at TRIA Rink in St. Paul
Aug. 3 - Sept. 30 - Local practice sessions & competition weekends
Sept. 25-27 - Select Teams at USHL Showcase in Pittsburgh, PA.
Oct. 10-11 - Minnesota District Playoff
The winner shall advance to the USA Hockey National Championships.
March 24-29 2021 - USA Hockey Tier I National Championships
Youth Tier I 15 Program Director
2020 - Blue Ox
2019 - Green Giants
2018 - Blue Ox
2017 - Green Giants
District 2 GM
District 3 GM
Districts 4/5 GM
District 6 GM
Districts 8/9 GM
District 10 GM
North GM (Districts 11, 12, 15 & 16)