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Youth Tier I 16U

The CCM High Performance Youth Tier I 16U classification (2003 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 teams will once again take part in a training camp weekend and will participate in the NAHL Showcase on September 20-22 in Blaine. 

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, 2020 will be held in early November.

All teams will conclude their season in time for players to transition to their respective high school programs. 


Master League Schedule as of August 5th 2019

Final details are being added to the league schedule that will include additional games and practices. Coaches will notify you when team final schedules are set. They will also be added under the specific teams on the web page with a specific sport engine schedule.

League Contacts

Todd Karich

Youth 16U Tier I Program Director (as of 6/27/19)

Duluth Training Camp July 25 -27 Tentative Schedule


Thursday-Check in and Meet U16 League Staff at  Amsoil Arena between 4:00-6:00pm.  Hockey gear will be stored in locker room.  Proceed to Campus where Team Counselors will meet and check players into dorm.  League Meeting and dinner will follow at 7:00pm. Please see sample schedule for Friday and Saturday.  Players will be finished late Saturday afternoon.  Final details for training camp will be passed along by League Coaching staff during the week.  Please contact your coach if you are unavailable to attend.   

League Coaches

Brad Clayton

Blue Ox Coach

Phone: 218-244-2449

Tom Griffith

Moose Coach

Phone: 651-338-0323

Jesse Ramirez

Green Giants/Loons Coach

Ted Cheesebrough

Walleye Coach

Todd Karich

Lakers Coach

Tier 1 16U News