The CCM High Performance Youth Tier I 16U classification (2004 birth years) has adopted the same framework of the 14U and 15 Youth Leagues which have been in operation since August of 2016. This allows players the opportunity who have played in the Tier I Leagues as 14 and 15 year olds to have continuity and largely play with many of their same teammates from previous seasons.
The 16U League will have five teams competing, with game weekends beginning in mid-August. There will be eight regular season weekends, followed by League playoffs in late October. The Minnesota District Playoff to determine the team that will represent Minnesota at the USA Hockey National Championships in April, 2021 will be held in early November.
All teams will conclude their season in time for players to transition to their respective high school programs.
Given the evolving and uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all CCM HP Tier I League events are subject to change according to city, state and national regulations and developments. If you would like 16U league updates please email Todd Karich at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be placed on the league mailing list when new information becomes available.
Tentative Information as of June 1, 2020.
Phase 1 Tryouts - July 14-15 at Shakopee Ice Arena
Phase 2 Tryouts July 21-22 at Shakopee Ice Arena
Preseason Practice and Scrimmages August 1st & 2nd Rosemount
Northern Tryouts(Blue Ox) will be held in Duluth or Grand Rapids August 6th-8th.
View 2020 Youth 16U Team Boundaries
Youth 16U Tier I League teams are formed based on where the high school the player participates at is located. Some exceptions may occur based upon player participation program numbers
August 6th-8th Training Camp Weekend in Duluth, MN
Aug. 15 - Oct. 25 - League Games (No games Labor Day weekend or MEA)
Oct. 31 - League Playoffs Minneapolis
A limited number of teams will advance from the Youth Tier I 16U League Playoff to the MN District Playoff.
TBD - Minnesota District Playoff
The winner of the MN District Playoff will advance to the National Championships.
TBD -USA Hockey Tier I National Championships
Youth 16U Tier I Program Director
Blue Ox Coach