The 2014 Meijer State Games of Michigan Girl's 19U/16U Ice Hockey event will be a SIX team showcase. Eligible players from all over the state of Michigan will try-out to represent their region of Michigan at the 5th Annual Meijer State Games of Michigan.
The tournament committee for the 2014 Meijer State Games of Michigan is committed to offering hockey players, parents, coaches and spectators an exciting Olympic-style event that will be remembered for a life time.
Eligible Players & Teams:
The Women's/Girl's ice hockey event will be a combination 19U/16U Tournament - open to players with a 1995 birth year or younger. All players in Michigan who were MAHA registered on a C, B, A, or AA team during the 2013-2014 season are eligible to tryout for the team that will represent their geographical area. Anyone who played AAA(Tier I) during the 2013-14 winter season in NOT eligible to try out for this tournament.
SIX teams, (Team U.P, Team North, Team Central, Team South, Team East & Team West) will come together at the Meijer State Games of Michigan to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Players are encouraged to look for tryout information in their local arena and from their coaches/managers. Information regarding commited coaches and tryouts will be updated on a continual basis, so please check all tabs above for more information. Registration will be "live" on Jan. 1, 2014.
Unlike the normal "travel tryout" process, where interested skaters are able to ‘walk up’ and pay to register for the tryout, the State Games of Michigan is not permitting a cash payment on site. So, if there are players that are considering their participation, it is critical that they register through this website and ensure that we can accept their payment to participate in the tryout. There will NOT be registration options available at the tryout site.
Each team will play a minimum of four (4) games beginning Thursday evening, with one game Thursday, one game Friday (plus State Games Opening Ceremonies Friday evening), two games Saturday, concluding with the medal games on Sunday. All players are asked to attend the State Games of Michigan Opening Ceremonies at Fifth Third Ballpark on Friday evening, and walk in the Parade of Athletes. All games are played with three (3), sixteen minute periods, with a four (4) minute warm-up, and use two (2) referees. All games are played to a conclusion with a guaranteed winner through an overtime formula. There are NO ties.
Tournament Cost per Player Information:
The individual player fee will be determined as we get closer to the tournament date. We continue to work with and wait on various sponsors and will adjust the cost as sponsorships become available. Regardless, we are committed to keeping costs low so that everyone has a chance to play. Registration fee covers the cost of their jersey, socks, and practice ice, etc. as they prepare for the tournament.
Questions? Please contact one of the Tournament Directors (above) for more information