COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced a reduction of the minimum game count to qualify for the 2021 USA Hockey-Chipotle National Championships and District Tournaments for Youth Tier I and II teams, from 20/10 to 14/7. To qualify for district and national tournaments, all Youth Tier I and Tier II teams must have competed as a team unit in at least 14 games, while each youth player must have played in at least seven games during the 2020-21 season.
The game count for Girls Tier I and Tier II will remain at 14/10, Women's Senior will remain at 10/5 and High School will stay at 10/5.
See below for schedules and locations for each of the 2021 National Championships.
|High School||Omaha, Nebraska||April 15-19, 2021|
|Youth Tier I 14U, 15 Only||Dallas, Texas||April 28-May 3, 2021|
|Youth Tier I 16U, 18U||Maryland Heights, Missouri||April 28-May 3, 2021|
|Youth Tier II 14U||Dallas, Texas||April 29-May 3, 2021|
|Youth Tier II 16U||Grand Rapids, Michigan||April 29-May 3, 2021|
|Youth Tier II 18U||Green Bay, Wisconsin||April 29-May 3, 2021|
|Girls Tier I 14U, 16U, 19U||West Chester, Pennsylvania||April 29-May 3, 2021|
|Girls Tier II 14U, 16U, 19U||Denver, Colorado||April 29-May 3, 2021|
|Adult Men's||Wesley Chapel, Florida||April 15-18, 2021|
|Adult Women's||Wesley Chapel, Florida||April 22-25, 2021|
*Dates and locations subject to change.