USA Hockey announced today the host sites for its slate of 2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships. Champions will be crowned in 10 cities nationwide, with each tournament being contested in March and/or April 2016.
USA Hockey has been conducting national championships since 1937 with teams from 35 states being crowned champions in various classifications over the course of the 77-year history of the event.
2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Sites
|Youth Tier I (14U)||Anchorage, Alaska||Alaska Combined Hockey||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|Youth Tier I (16U, 18U)||San Jose, California||San Jose Junior Sharks||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|Girls Tier I, Adult Women A, B, C||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|High School||Reston, Virginia||Ashburn Extreme||March 17-21, 2016|
|Girls Tier II||Barre, Vermont||Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|Youth Tier II (14U)||Charlotte, North Carolina||Charlotte Metro Hockey Association||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|Youth Tier II (16U)||Wayne, New Jersey||Ice Vault Arena||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|Youth Tier II (18U)||Amherst, New York||Amherst Youth Hockey||March 31-April 4, 2016|
|Adult Rec Men’s||Ellenton, Florida||Ice Sports Forum||TBD|
|Adult Rec Women’s||Ellenton, Florida||Ice Sports Forum||TBD|
NOTES: The 2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships will be held between March 19-30, 2015. Chesterfield, Missouri, will host the High School tournament. Amherst, New York, will host the Youth Tier I tournament (14U, 16U, 18U). Salt Lake City, Utah, will host Youth Tier II 14U. Plano, Texas, will host Youth Tier II 16U. Troy, Michigan, will host Youth Tier II 18U. Lansing, Michigan, will host Girls Tier II. Green Bay, Wisconsin, host of the Youth Tier I tournament in 2014, will host the Girls Tier I and Adult Women A, B, and C tournament this spring. FASTHockey.com will provide live streaming coverage of these events.
The sled hockey national tournament will be held April 9-12, 2015, at the Northtown Center in Amherst, New York. The Adult Rec Men’s Nationals will be held in Ellenton, Florida. Men in the 30+, 40+ and 65+ age classifications will compete April 9-12, 2015. April 16-19 will be the dates for men in the 50+, 60+ and 70+ age classifications. Women in the 30+, 40+ and 50+ age classifications will compete in Ellenton, Florida, from April 23-26.
A list of USA Hockey national champions dating back to 1949 can be found here. Michigan holds the distinction as home of the most USA Hockey national champions, boasting 118 programs that captured a title.
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