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 14 & Under classification is for players born in 2006 and 2007. The Leagues are conducted in accordance with USA Hockey rules and all teams are eligible for USA Hockey’s Tier I National Championships.
There will be eight 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), Voyageurs (Districts 11/12) and Blue Ox (District 15/16).
Those players that do not make their Tier 1 team will be eligible for the Prospects League, which plays the same schedule as Tier 1, and will train and compete against MN and non-MN teams. For more information, click here.
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 Team 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 14U Program Director
Youth Tier 1 14U Program Manager
District 2 GM
District 3 GM
Districts 4/5 GM
District 6 GM
Districts 8/9 GM
District 10 GM
District 11/12 GM
District 15/16 GM