Minnesota youth hockey state tournaments get underway this week

Starting on Friday, teams from around the state of Minnesota will be competing for the top prize in their divisions, from PeeWee and 12U all the way up to Junior Gold and 19U.

Hallock PeeWee B
Members of the Hallock Bearcats PeeWee B team are all smiles during pregame warm-ups at the West Regional Tournament in Sartell, Minnesota. The Bearcats won first place in the West Division for PeeWee B and will be present at the state tournament this weekend in Blaine, Minn.
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Youth players from all over the state of Minnesota on Friday, March 18 will begin vying for the top prize as teams as young as peewee and 12U and up to Junior Gold and 19U compete in their respective state tournaments.

Each division of play will have their own bracket, with host sites being held throughout the state. Most of the tournaments will be held in and around the Twin Cities metro area, while a few others are scattered around northern and western parts of Minnesota. Below is a guide to where each tournament is being held and a link to brackets for each division.

  • 19U only includes three teams; Edina, Minnetonka, and Blaine. The games will be held at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center in Stillwater. Stillwater will also be hosting 15UA and 12UA.
  • Junior Gold A and Junior Gold 16 will be held in Plymouth at the Plymouth Ice Center.
  • Junior Gold B will be played at the St. Michael-Albertville Arena in Albertville.
  • Bantam AA will take place up north in Minnesota in Baudette at the Lake of the Woods International Arena.
  • More northern tournaments include Bantam A at the East Grand Forks Civic Center, 15UB at the Cullen Hockey Center in Moorhead, 12UB at the Motor Trail Events Center in Virginia.
  • Fogerty Ice Arena in Blaine will be host to PeeWee B and Bantam B.
  • And last but not least, PeeWee AA will be held at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena and PeeWee A will be played at the M Health Fairview Sports Center in Woodbury.

Make sure to stay tuned to our Twitter , Instagram , and TikTok pages for updates throughout the week!

St. Cloud State is officially ranked in the national polls this week, the first time since 2009. Minnesota State still lurks outside of the top-15 and receives votes.

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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