- Written by NY Registrar NY Registrar
January 20, 2016
To: Tier 1 Assocaitions of NYSAHA
At this past weeks USA Hockey Mid Winter Meeting the Youth Council passed a Pilot Program which was then ratified by the USA Hockey Board of Directors. Below is the description of the program.
Tier 1 Youth 15 Year old age classification Pilot Program for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Seasons.
The Youth Council of USA Hockey has put into effect for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Seasons a 15 year old age classification at the Youth Tier 1 level. Under this program Tier 1 Associations can have a 15 year old team. The team can be comprised of only players that are from the 15 year old birth year for the 2016-17 an then the 2017-18 seasons respectively. This will be a PURE age classification. No players 14 and under or 16 and over will be allowed to participate in this age classification. There will be no Exceptions.
USA Hockey will conduct a National Championship Tournament at his Age classification for the 2016-17 (2017) season and the 2017-18 (2018) season. The location has not been determined. In addition NYSAHA will also be conducting a State Championship in 2017 and 2018 to select a team to represent NYSAHA. The number of teams in NYSAHA will determine the Format.
As a Pilot Program the Youth Council will then review it after the first year and report back to the Board of Directors.
I wanted NYSAHA Tier 1 Associations to be aware of this program ASAP so you can plan for next season.
USA Hockey District Director
57 Countrygate Lane
Tonawanda, New York 14150
716-694-0182 Phone & Fax