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Youth Tier I 16U

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. 

League Highlights:

  • Training Camp at Amsoil Arena in Duluth under the direction of college & league coaches.  Players will stay on campus at UMD with college players as team counselors.
  • 15-20 regular season games plus playoffs.
  • Participate in NAHL Showcase Tournament.
  • Tier I status including competition against Tier I programs and an opportunity to compete for a chance to represent Minnesota at the 2020 USA Hockey Tier I National Championships!
  • No events on Labor Day or MEA weekends
  • Season concludes prior to high school season and schedule allows you to participate in other fall sports or hockey training programs including your high School captain's practices!

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 and you will be placed on the league mailing list when new information becomes available.  

Youth 16U Tier I Digital Program

Last updated: Sept. 11, 2020

League Contacts

Todd Karich

Youth 16U Tier I Program Director

League Coaches

Brad Clayton

Blue Ox Coach

Tom Griffith

Moose Coach

Jesse Ramirez

Green Giants/Loons

Ted Cheesebrough

Walleye Coach

Todd Karich

Lakers Coach

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