YD League Information & Dates

The Youth Division 2024-2025 Season will include 4 Leagues: 

Youth Division

Youth Division Midgets

Tier II Central States

Tier I AAA 

Each League will have one or more season segment with its' own dates and unique set up, visit your league page for specific details.

The Youth Division League includes 10U, 12U and 14U teams that will play in A1-C3 playing levels.

The Youth Division Midget League includes 16U and 18U teams playing in the AA and A playing level.

The Tier II Central States League includes the Central States AA teams.

The Tier I League includes the AAA (AAA Blues and AAA Car Shield) teams in the 9U-18U age divisions.

Declaration Season

Declaration season is played to determine what playing level teams should be placed in for the Youth Division Regular Season league play. 10U, 12U and 14U teams will participate in the Declaration Season.

There will be 3 Phases: 

Phase 1 - 10U - Sept. 17th - Oct. 11th - teams play 3 games against opponents of their choice.

12U & 14U - Sept. 20th - Oct. 22th - teams play 4 games against opponents of their choice.

Phase 2 - Squirt 10U Declaration Festival Weekends

Oct. 12th - Oct. 13th - 10U C3, C2, C1 and B3 teams will play games as assigned by the MAIHA-YD Commissioners. Game hosts TBD.

Oct. 19th- Oct. 20th - 10U B2, B1, A3, A2 and A1 teams will play games as assigned by the MAIHA-YD Commissioners. Game hosts TBD.

Phase 3 - Oct. 23rd - Oct. 26th- Teams may be asked to play additional games by commissioner to determine final team placement. 

Regular Season

Commissioners will provide game formats following final team placements on October 28th.

Blue Note Cup 2025

Feb 7th - 9th - Blue Note Playdown Games (Midget 18UAA & 16UAA. 16U A)

Feb. 20th - 23rd - Blue Note Playdown Games (10U, 12U, 14U)

March 1st & 2nd - Blue Note Cup Championship Games

Important Dates

August 1st - Preliminary Declarations Due

Sept. 6th - Final Preliminary Declarations Due and Teams Entered into Crossbar

Sept. 7th - MAIHA YD 10U Coach & Manager Meeting (Zoom)

Sept. 8th - 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Coach & Manager (Zoom)

Sept. 9th - Declaration Season Electronic Scheduling Opens

16U, 18U Midget Electronic Scheduling Opens

Sept. 12th - Declaration Season Electronic Scheduling Closes

16U, 18U Midget Electronic Scheduling Closes

Sept. 17th - Declaration Season Begins

Sept. 23rd - Midget League Games Begin

Oct. 27th - Regular Season Team Placements Finalized

10U - Meeting TBD

12U - Meeting TBD

14U - Meeting TBD

Oct. 28th - Regular Season Electronic Scheduling Opens for 10U, 12U, 14U

Nov. 1st - Regular Season Electronic Scheduling Closes for 10U, 12U, 14U

Nov. 6th - Regular Season Games Begin for 10U, 12U, 14U


Dec. 1 - BNC Hosts Associations Announced

Dec. 31st - Application & Payment for Tier II National Qualifier Tournament Due

BNC Host Ice Schedules are Due

Jan. 29th - Last Day for 16U and 18U Midget Games

Feb. 7th - Feb 9th - 16U & 18U Midget Playdown

Feb. 16th - Last Day for 10U, 12U and 14U Regular Season Games

Feb 20th - Feb 23 - BNC Playdown Weekend (10U, 12U, 14U)

Feb. 21 - No 16U or 18U Midget Games

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