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 2023-24 season, the Youth 14 & Under classification is for players born in 2009 and 2010. 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, ND, SD, Shattuck), NAHL Showcase and playoffs.
In partnership with TRIA, the Tier I Training Camp will once again kick off the season in late July or early August.
Youth Tier I 14U Program Director
Youth Tier 1 14U Program Manager
District 2 GM (MN Loons)
District 3 GM (MN Walleye)
Districts 4/9 GM (MN Grey Ducks)
District 5 GM (MN Polars)
District 6 GM (MN Lakers)
District 8 GM (MN Moose)
District 10 GM (MN Green Giants)
District 11/12 GM (MN Voyageurs)
District 15/16 GM (MN Blue Ox)