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.
TEAM ROSTERS ARE NOW POSTED FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON. FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW.
July 16-18 - Tryouts
View 2019 Youth 16U Tryout Schedule Schedule Change:
Loons & Green Giants will use same ice under the Green Giants Schedule for tryouts
View 2019 Youth 16U Team Boundaries
Youth 16U Tier I League teams are formed based on where the high school the player participates at is located.
July 25-27 - Training Camp Weekend in Duluth, MN
Aug. 17 - Oct. 20 - League Games (No games Labor Day weekend)
Oct. 26-27 - League Playoffs Minneapolis
A limited number of teams will advance from the Youth Tier I 16U League Playoff to the MN District Playoff.
Nov. 2 - Location TBD - Minnesota District Playoff
The winner of the MN District Playoff will advance to the National Championships.
April 1-6, 2020 - USA Hockey Tier I National Championships
Youth 16U Tier I Program Director (as of 6/27/19)
PLAYERS SELECTED FOR TEAM ROSTERS
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.
Blue Ox Coach
Green Giants/Loons Coach