The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Tier I Leagues provide the top players from each district a chance to play with and against the best players in the state. For the 2021-22 season, the Youth 14 & Under classification is for players born in 2007 and 2008. 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 nine teams from the 12 Minnesota Hockey districts: Loons (District 2), Walleye (District 3), Grey Ducks (Districts 4/9), Polars (District 5), Lakers (District 6), Moose (District 8), Green Giants (District 10), Voyageurs (Districts 11/12) and Blue Ox (District 15/16).
Players who are not selected for their Tier 1 team will be eligible for the Prospects League, which plays a similar schedule. The winner of the Prospect League's playoffs will represent Minnesota at the USA Hockey Youth 14U Tier II National Championships. For more information, click here.
The tryout process will begin in late-June/July with competition weekends starting in August and running through early-October. 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 (MN HP teams, WI, ND, SD, Shattuck), NAHL Showcase and playoffs.
In partnership with TRIA, the Tier I Training Camp will once again kick off the season on August 6-8 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.
June/July - Tryouts
To be eligible for tryouts, players should have played on an A/AA team during the 2020-21 season. If your association did not field an A/AA team, B players are eligible to tryout. Contact your District GM with questions.
Aug. 6-8 - Tier I Training Camp at TRIA Rink in St. Paul
Aug. 2 - Sept. 29 - Local practice sessions & competition weekends
Oct. 9-10 - Minnesota District Playoff
The winner shall advance to the USA Hockey National Championships.
March 30-April 4, 2022 - 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 4/9 GM
District 5 GM
District 6 GM
District 8 GM
District 10 GM
District 11/12 GM
District 15/16 GM