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Youth Tier I 16U

2020 Fall Tryout Information TBD

Thanks for your interest in the fall league!  We will not be opening up tryout registration links until late spring/early summer.    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.  



Training Camp in Duluth with practice and game sessions held at Amsoil Arena under the direction of College Coaches & League Coaches.  Players will stay on campus at UMD with College players as Team Counselors!  

15-20 Regular Season games plus playoffs!

Combined League practice & skill sessions!

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!

Evaluation for Spring High Performance Programs!

Playing locally, inexpensively, & not over Labor Day or MEA

 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 Captains Practices!



General Information

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 teams will once again take part in a training camp weekend and will participate in the NAHL Showcase.   

The 16U League will have six 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.

 See Last Seasons Information Below!


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


Green Giants/Loons

Brad Clayton

Blue Ox Coach

Tom Griffith

Moose Coach

Jesse Ramirez

Ted Cheesebrough

Walleye Coach

Todd Karich

Lakers Coach

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