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Scottsdale, AAHA to host inaugural age 15 Tier I Nationals in 2017

 

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USA Hockey announced on Jan. 29 an addition to its slate of 2017 and 2018 Youth Tier I National Championship Tournaments.

The new event – a single birth-year USA Hockey National Championship for 15-year-olds – was recommended by USA Hockey’s Youth Council, approved by its Board of Directors and will be conducted as a two-year pilot tournament with potential to become a permanent part of the Youth Tier I Nationals in 2019.

USA Hockey and the Arizona Amateur Hockey Association will host the inaugural Youth Tier I National Championship for 15-year-olds in Scottsdale, from April 6-10, 2017.

Tier I teams comprised entirely of players born in 2001 will be eligible to compete.

“Age 15 is a pivotal point in a hockey player’s long-term development,” said Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s senior director of hockey development. “They’re segueing between true youth hockey and the next level of competitive development, so by offering a single birth-year Tier I national tournament for 15-year-olds, USA Hockey is putting those players in the best possible position to make that transition successfully.”


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