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CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs

By MHCA, 03/25/19, 8:15PM CDT


CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs Set To Kick Off
Ted Brill Great 8 & HP 16 & 17 Festivals Open This Weekend in South St. Paul & Plymouth

St. Paul, MN – March 25, 2019 – Minnesota Hockey, in conjunction with CCM and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association (MHCA), announced today the kickoff of the 2019 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance season beginning Friday, March 29. The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs are designed to develop, train and identify the best players in Minnesota, and to provide top players from each district or section the chance to play with and against the best players in the state.

The action kicks off this weekend with the Ted Brill Great 8 Festivals being held at Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul and the High Performance 16 & 17 Festivals being held at Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth.

For over 36 years, the Ted Brill Great 8 has provided high school seniors the opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to coaches and scouts from junior, collegiate and professional teams.

The event’s format, which was restructured in 2017, features eight teams consisting of four teams selected from Senior players, and another four teams, referred to as HP 18’s, determined from Juniors born in 2001. The Senior and HP 18 teams will be formed according to paired high school sections (Sections 1 & 3, Sections 2 & 6, Sections 4 & 5 and Sections 7 & 8). 

Organized by the MHCA and Minnesota Hockey, the Ted Brill Great 8 is designated as a national development program by USA Hockey. Players are evaluated by qualified personnel, and 40 are selected to represent Minnesota in the Boys’ CCM National Invitational Tournament April 25 through 28 in Plymouth, MN.

Rosters and schedules for the Great 8 can be found here.

The HP 16 & 17 Festival kicks off this Friday and will wrap up with championship games on Sunday. The top 54 boys and girls at each age level will be selected to participate in the Final 54 to be held April 25 – 28 with the boys playing at Plymouth Ice Center and the girls playing at Fogerty Arena in Blaine. From those events, the top players will be chosen to represent Minnesota Hockey at a national festival/camp, sponsored by USA Hockey. The national camp will involve the top players from each of the USA Hockey districts and will be used to identify the top performers in each age group for possible opportunities to represent the United States at advanced levels of national and international competition.

Rosters and a schedule for the High Performance 16 & 17 Festival can be found for Boys here and for Girls here. 

 “We are very excited for an action packed weekend featuring our state’s best high school hockey players,” said CCM Minnesota Hockey HP Director, Mike MacMillan. “It’s an exciting time and another opportunity for our top high school players in the state to showcase their abilities. Each year, Minnesota produces the most Division 1 hockey players in the country and our CCM High Performance Programs provide the opportunity for those coaches and scouts to see our top players perform.”

CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance events for the top hockey players will continue throughout the spring and summer. The schedule of upcoming events can be found below. 





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

April 25-28

Plymouth Ice Center – Plymouth

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

April 25-28

Fogerty Arena – Blaine

CCM Boys HP 14 Festival

April 26-28

Mars Arena – Duluth

CCM Girls HP 14 Festival

April 26-28

Amsoil Arena – Duluth

CCM HP 14 & 15 Summer Girls Camp

June 8-13

National Sports Center – St. Cloud

CCM HP 14 & 15 Summer Boys Camp

June 15-20

National Sports Center – St. Cloud

CCM HP Model Camp

July 22-26

Mariucci Arena – Minneapolis

CCM Dave Peterson Goalie Camp & CCM HP Shooter Camp

August 1-4

National Sports Center – St. Cloud