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Youth Tier I 16U

Fall 2023 HP16U TRYOUTS Shakopee Ice Arena

Walleye June 14th & 15th 8:30pm -10:00pm & June 18th 7:00pm-9:00pm 

Lakers  June 24th & June 25th 8:00am-9:30am & 2:00pm-3:30pm

Moose  June 24th & June 25th 10:00am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:30pm

Giants/Loons June 24th & June 25th 12:00-1:30pm & 6:00pm- 7:30pm

Blue Ox   Later in Summer TBD  Northern Minnesota

Click here to see Team Boundaries 

Boundaries are subject to change based upon  program participation Numbers.  

Program Tryout Registration will open April 23rd.

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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 2023-24 season, the Youth 16U classification is for players born in 2007.  The Leagues are conducted in accordance with USA Hockey rules and all teams are eligible for USA Hockey’s Tier I National Championships.

League Highlights:

  • Training Camp at Amsoil Arena in Duluth under the direction of college & league coaches.  Players will stay Sunday & Monday night close to rink with UMD 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 2023 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, 2024 will be held in early November.  

UMD Training Camp

UMD Training Camp

2023 Tentative Season Schedule Overview


  • August 13th -15th Duluth Training Camp
  • August 19th & 20th Rosemount (No Blue Ox Games)
  • August 26th & 27th St. Louis Park
  • September 2nd & 3rd Labor Day Weekend Off 
  • September 9th & 10th St. Louis Park
  • September 14th-17th NAHL Showcase @ Blaine 
  • September 23rd & 24th St. Louis Park
  • September 30th & October 1st St. Louis Park
  • October 7th & 8th St. Louis Park
  • October 14th & 15th TBD
  • October 21st & 22nd MEA Weekend OFF
  • October 28th & 29th League Playoffs St. Louis Park
  • November League Champion advances to District Playoff 

Past Season Information

League Contacts

Todd Karich

Youth 16U Tier I Program Director

2022 League Champs Blue OX

2022 League Champs Blue OX

League Coaches

Brad Clayton

Blue Ox Coach

Tom Griffith

Moose Coach


Green Giants/Loons

Ted Cheesebrough

Walleye Coach

Todd Karich

Lakers Coach

Tier 1 16U News