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CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Events Continue This Weekend

04/19/2017, 7:00am CDT
By MN Hockey

St. Paul, MN – April 18, 2017 – Minnesota Hockey, in conjunction with CCM and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association (MHCA), will continue the 2017 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance season with four major events this weekend. The eighth annual Boys’ and Girls’ CCM High School National Invitational Tournaments (NIT), the Boys’ and Girls’ CCM High Performance Final 54, the Boys’ and Girls’ CCM High Performance 15 Festival and the Boys’ and Girls’ CCM High Performance 14 Festivals will all take place this weekend.

“We’re excited for another full weekend of spectacular hockey, bringing together our best hockey talent in Minnesota,” said Mike MacMillan, Minnesota Hockey High Performance Director. “All the players participating in this weekend’s events will benefit from great competition while being evaluated by some of the top scouts and coaches from the NHL, college and junior leagues.”

The Girls’ NIT, Final 54 and HP 15 events will be held at Braemar Arena in Edina, while the corresponding Boys’ events will be held at Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth. The Boys’ and Girls’ HP 14 events will occur at the Heritage Sports Center (Girls) and Mars Lakeview Arena (Boys) in Duluth.

 

The CCM High School National Invitational Tournaments begin Thursday, April 20 and will continue through Sunday, April 23. The tournaments will feature four Minnesota teams – Boys Senior All Stars, Girls Senior All Stars, Boys HP 18 and Girls HP 18 – that will face off against top high school aged competition from around the country including Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The rosters and schedule for the CCM Boys NIT can be found here and for the Girls’ NIT here.  

 

The CCM High Performance Final 54 kicks off on April 21 and features boys and girls players that took part in the recently completed High Performance 16 & 17 Spring Festivals. At the end of this weekend, the top players will be selected to represent Minnesota Hockey at a national festival, sponsored by USA Hockey, which involves the best players from across the country.  The rosters and schedule for the Final 54 Boys can be found here and the Final 54 Girls can be found here.

 

The CCM High Performance 15 Spring Festival begins Friday, April 21 and will consist of the top boys and girls players with a 2002 birth year. The festival will consist of a series of games played in a round robin format. The top 102 players will be chosen for participation in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Summer 15 Festival in St. Cloud, Minn. The top players from the Summer Festival are selected to represent Minnesota Hockey at a national festival/camp sponsored by USA Hockey. The rosters and schedule for the Boys’ 15 festival can be found here, and for the Girls’ here.

 

The CCM High Performance 14 Spring Festival opens on Friday, April 21 and will conclude on April 23. The festival will feature the top boys and girls born in 2003 from each district of Minnesota Hockey. The teams will all compete in three games over the weekend. As is done with the HP 15’s, the top 102 players will be chosen for participation in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Summer 14 Festival in St. Cloud, Minn. The rosters and schedule for the Boys’ Spring Festival can be found here, and for the Girls’ Spring Festival here.

 

As part of the extensive CCM partnership with Minnesota Hockey, CCM will once again be the title partner of the High Performance weekend. “We’re thrilled to once again be the presenting partner for such great events,” said Steve Rixe, Regional Sales Representative for CCM Hockey Inc. “The talent level at these tournaments is beyond compare and we are proud to watch these kids compete here before moving on to the next levels of hockey.”

 

2017 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Program Schedule

 

Event

Date

Location

CCM Boys HP Final 54/CCM NIT & Boys HP 15 Festival

April 20-23

Plymouth Ice Center – Plymouth

CCM Girls HP Final 54/CCM NIT & Girls HP 15 Festival

April 20-23

Braemar Arena – Edina

CCM Boys & Girls HP 14 Festival

April 21 – 23

Duluth Heritage Center – Duluth

CCM HP 15 & HP 14 Summer Girls Camps

June 10-15

National Sports Center – St. Cloud

CCM HP 15 & HP 14 Summer Boys Camp

June 17-22

National Sports Center – St. Cloud

CCM HP National Prep Camp

July 5-7

Schwan Super Rink – Blaine

CCM HP Model Camp

July 24 – July 28

Mariucci Arena – Minneapolis

CCM Dave Peterson Goalie Camp

August 3-6

National Sports Center – St. Cloud

CCM HP Tier 1 Tryouts

August (Dates TBD)

Various sites

 

 

Glen Andresen

Executive Director, Minnesota Hockey

T 651-602-5727 | M 651-253-9229

317 Washington St. | St. Paul, MN 55102

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