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USA Hockey Updates and Tier Policy Clarification

USA Hockey Updates and Tier Policy Clarification

As of the 2016 - 2017 season, USA Hockey will no longer use names to classify age divisions. Each age division will be referred to by their age specific inclusions as follows:
• 18U (formerly Midget, sometimes listed as Midget Major)
• 16U (formerly Midget, sometimes listed as Midget Minor)

14U (formerly Bantam) • 12U (formerly Peewee) • 10U (formerly Squirt)
• 8U (formerly Mites)

6U (formerly listed as Mini-Mites)

NOTE: USA Hockey has approved a 15U Division for the 2016 -2017 and 2017 - 2018 seasons. The UAHA Board has NOT made any changes to our current approved Tier structure to adopt this age division.

TIER (Boys) - Notes to clarify Tier hockey

USA Hockey DOES NOT recognize AA or AAA teams. Teams may roster as House/Rec, Tier II (commonly named in the community as AA) or Tier I (commonly named in the community as AAA). Only teams that are rostered as Tier I or Tier II are eligible to compete in their state and/ or district for the right to compete in the USA Hockey Nationals tournament for their age division. USA Hockey ONLY recognizes Tier I and Tier II Teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U (conditional for 2 seasons) and 14U levels.

Tier I Teams Approved in Utah
The following organizations are approved for boys TIER I in Utah, in the age divisions listed, for the 2016-2017 season, based on the Special Meeting Minutes on May 19, 2014:
• WMAHA - 18U
• West Coast Renegades - 18U, 16U, 14U
• Regulators (Now operating as OUTLIERS) - 18U, 16U

NOTE: Teams that are not approved WILL NOT be rostered as Tier I. The current Tier policy allows for only ONE team at each age division. Furthermore, the current Tier Policy prohibits teams and organizations from advertising a team as AAA/Tier I if they are do not appear on the approved list.

Tier II Teams Approved in Utah
The following organizations are approved for boys TIER II in Utah, in the age divisions listed, for the 2016-2017 season based on the rules and requirements outlined in the current Tier Policy: • Ogden Mustangs - 14U
• Davis Golden Eagles - 14U, 16U, 18U
• Park City - 14U, 16U, 18U
• Outliers - 14U, 16U, 18U
• WMAHA - 14U, 16U, 18U

NOTE: Teams that are not approved WILL NOT be rostered as Tier II. The current Tier policy allows for only ONE team at each age division. Furthermore, the current Tier Policy prohibits teams and organizations from advertising a team as AA/Tier II if they do not appear on the approved list. 

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