A reminder from USA Hockey for Coaches and Volunteers:
Safety is the top priority of USA Hockey each and every day. In 2006, USA Hockey took a significant step forward in enhancing safety by requiring coaches and volunteers to wear helmets when they are on the ice.
While most are in compliance with the rule, this past June, USA Hockey’s board of directors added a 30-day suspension from all activities involving registered programs for failure to comply with the rule.
The rule can be found on Page 144 Section A, of USA Hockey’s 2018-19 Annual Guide.
Here’s to a fun and safe hockey season. Thanks for all you do to make hockey the greatest game on earth.
Host Sites Selected for 2019 USA Hockey National Championships
Tournaments Scheduled for March and April 2019 in Cities Nationwide
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Hockey announced today the host sites for its slate of 2019 USA Hockey National Championships, with each tournament to be contested in March/April 2019. The 2019 USA Hockey National Championships will mark the 70th anniversary of USA Hockey crowning the nation's best in youth hockey, a tradition that dates back to 1949 and the inaugural national championship tournament for players "under the high school age" held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
NOTES: USA Hockey has been conducting the country's national championship tournaments since 1938, with teams from 38 states being crowned champions in various classifications ... A list of USA Hockey national champions dating back to 1938 can be found here.
2019 USA Hockey National Championships Sites
Division - Location - Host - Dates
Youth Tier I (14U) - Pittsburgh, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins Elite - April 4-9, 2019
Youth Tier I (15-year-olds only) - Plymouth, Mich. - USA Hockey Arena - April 4-9, 2019
Youth Tier I (16U, 18U) - Grand Rapids, Mich. - Fox Motors Hockey Club - April 4-9, 2019
Girls Tier I - Irvine, Calif. - Anaheim Junior Ducks - April 4-8, 2019
Women's A, B, C - Amherst, N.Y. - Amherst Youth Hockey - April 4-7, 2019
High School - Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland Suburban Hockey League - March 28-April 1, 2019
Girls Tier II - Amherst, N.Y. - Amherst Youth Hockey - April 4-8, 2019
Youth Tier II (14U) - South Bend, Ind. - Irish Youth Hockey League - April 4-8, 2019
Youth Tier II (16U) - Plano, Texas - Dallas Junior Hockey Association - April 4-8, 2019
Youth Tier II (18U) - San Jose, Calif. - San Jose Junior Sharks - April 4-8, 2019
Sled - TBD
Adult Rec Men's - TBD
Adult Rec Women's - TBD
For more information, contact Jayson Hron (JaysonH@USAHockey.org / 719.538.1159).