USA Hockey 2021 National Championships Preview

USA Hockey Nationals

Every week, Elite Level Hockey will be previewing some of the best minor hockey tournaments in North America during the spring hockey and winter seasons. Tournaments are not ranked in any way and are selected to help promote boy’s and girl’s minor hockey at all levels and age groups.

The USA Hockey National Championship for youths, girls, and high school division players begins on April 15, 2021.

Over 7,000 players will compete for one of American hockey’s highest honours as teams from Arizona, Utah, Nebraska and all across America will be competing in the tournament.

The players will be heading to one of seven different host cities which include: Omaha, Dallas, Maryland Heights, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, West Chester and Denver. 

The USA Hockey National Championship will showcase some of the best hockey talent America has to offer. Past alumni of the tournament include NHLers Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, Zach Parise, and Joe Pavelski.

The High School division will kick off the tournament in Omaha, Nebraska on Apr. 15.

Boys Tier 1 and Tier 2 each have a total of 16 teams. Teams will begin the tournament using a pool play format. There are four separate pools with predetermined titles; USA, OLYMPIC, NHL, and LIBERTY.

The top two teams in each pool will secure a spot in the playoffs.

 The Girls division has a total of 8 teams in two pools, AMERICAN and NATIONAL. Similarly, the top two teams in each pool will advance to the finals.

The Division 1 tournament will begin with the Notre Dame Saints taking on the East Lake Eagles at Ralston Arena, while at the same time Glenelg HS will face Edina at Moylan Iceplex.

Division 2 will see Evansville Thunder Purple Team take on Flower Mound/Marcus high school, also at Ralston Arena, and the Seminole Sharks will play the Gillette Grizzlies at Moylan Iceplex.

For the Girls, the Premier Prep Forest will take on HPHL Polar Bears while WI Blackcats play Wyoming Girls HS, also at Ralston Arena and Moylan Iceplex.

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