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Boys High Performance 16 & 17

The purpose of the CCM High Performance Program is to identify, train, educate and evaluate Minnesota’s best hockey players. The competition throughout our program gives each player the opportunity to measure themselves against others in his age group, gain knowledge about his development and to be exposed to outstanding coaching.

  • Phase 1: Each of the eight Minnesota High School Boys' Hockey Sections (A and AA) conducts tryouts in their Section. Players selected to tryout are nominated by their High School coach (Bantam players are eligible. Have Bantam A/AA coach send nominations to High School Coach/ Section General Manager). Players will receive 3.5 hours of ice time.
  • Phase 2: The Section teams compete in three games against the top players from other Sections at their age level in the Spring Festival at Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, MN.
  • Phase 3: The top 54 players at each age level from the Spring Festival will be selected to compete at the CCM High Performance Final 54 Festival in Plymouth, MN.
  • Phase 4:  Players will be selected based on performance to participate in the USA Hockey Boys 16/17 Player Development Camps in New York.

The Spring Festival and Final 54 provide an excellent opportunity for our players to be seen by junior, college and NHL scouts. In addition, players have the opportunity to be evaluated for potential participation in national camps.

Traditionally, Minnesota has had about 50% turn over in players selected to national camps from one year to the next. This is proof of the large talent base here in Minnesota, our dedication to a fair, non-biased evaluation process, and the continued development of our players.

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Questions? Section General Manager Contacts Below

Tony Casci

Section 1A/1AA GM

Phone: 651-245-1284

Jake Eischen

Section 4A/4AA GM

Phone: 651-890-7114

Steve Troutwine

Section 7A/7AA GM

Phone: 218-780-8861

Sean Bloomfield

Section 2A/2AA GM

Phone: 612-968-1158

Eric Nelson

Section 5A/5AA GM

Phone: 763-258-4505

Jay Hardwick

Section 8A/8AA GM

Phone: 218-349-2191

Chris Rudh

Section 3A/3AA GM

Phone: 651-323-8353

Pat O'Leary

Section 6A/6AA GM

Phone: 651-334-5339

John Petersen

Boys HP 16 & 17 Program Director

Phone: 651-338-8315