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CAHA A/B/BB State Championships at San Jose
CAHA State Championships were
held the weekend of April 8-10 at San Jose.
Squirt BB Champion: LA Jr Ice Dogs over Bakersfield 4-3
Squirt B Champion:
Squirt A Champion:
San Jose over Anaheim 6-4
Pee Wee B Champion:
Santa Rosa over Pasadena 3-0
Pee Wee A Champion:
Redwood City 7-1
Bantam B Champion:
Santa Rosa over
Bantam A Champion:
Captial Thunder over Vacaville 4-3
Midget 16A Champion:
San Jose over Fresno 6-1
Midget A Champion:
Tri Valley over
Santa Clara 3-1
NORCAL A/B/BB Playoffs at San Jose
NORCAL Playoffs were held the weekend of March 18-20 at San Jose.
In each division, 2 teams advance to the CAHA State Championships.
Squirt BB: San Jose BB2 defeated San Jose BB1 7-5. The BB2 team
are NORCAL champions, and BB1 also advance to states
Tri Valley defeated Lake Tahoe 5-2. Tri Valley
are NORCAL champions, and Lake Tahoe also advance to states
San Jose defeated Stockton 7-4 and are NORCAL champions. Stockton
also advances to states.
Pee Wee B:
Santa Clara is the NORCAL Pee Wee B Champion.
Santa Clara beat Santa Rosa in the preliminary Sunday game 4-3.
Santa Rosa tied the game at
3 with less than 30 seconds in the third period to force overtime. 3 minutes
into the overtime, Santa Clara scored to force the second game.
The teams faced off again at 3:00 PM for the championship.
In their second game of the day, Santa Clara defeated Santa Rosa 4-2 for
Pee Wee A:
Redwood City defeated Tri Valley #1 2-1 in overtime. An
exciting game, Redwood City was trailing going into the last 2 minutes,
pulled their goalie and tied the game. Redwood City scored 34 seconds into
overtime for the win.
Stockton defeated Santa Rosa 2-1 for the championship. The game was
tied 1-1 when Stockton scored to take the lead with 28.7
seconds on the clock in the third period.
Captial Thunder is NORCAL champion. Vacaville won
the preliminary game 3-1 early Sunday,
necessitating a second game for
the championship. In the championship final, Capital Thunder
skated to a 4-1 victory to capture the banner.
Santa Clara is NORCAL Champion.
Santa Clara and Tri Valley faced off for the championship. In the preliminary
game Sunday, Tri Valley won 3-1, necessitating a second game for the
championship at 6:15 PM. In the later game, Santa Clara prevailed by a 2-0
score to earn the NORCAL banner.
Vacaville is the
NORCAL champion and San Jose the #2 team, both advancing to states.
Fresno and Cougars have advanced to states as the 3 and 4 seeds.
CAHA AA State Championships: Golden State 18AA team advances to Nationals
The Golden State 18AA team were crowned CAHA State Champions in the
CAHA State Championship tournament in Simi Valley. They will advance
to the USA Hockey National Championships in Amhert, NY.
The Golden State Pee Wee North 12AA team won their division and were
crowned State Champions.
Other NORCAL teams were represented as well, including Santa Clara 16AA,
Golden State Pee Wee South, and San Jose 12AA.
NORCAL A/B/BB Final Standings
The final NORCAL regular season games were completed Sunday 3/6, and
the final standings are on the NORCAL web site. Follow the
link, then select any team in a division to see the standings.
We allow 24 hours for teams to point out errors, and after that things
are considered final, right or wrong.
4 teams qualified for NORCAL championships in 9 divisions. 16A is unusual
this year in that the #1 and #2 teams go straight to states, and the
#3 - #6 teams play for the remaining 2 slots.
There were 3 tie breakers applied:
In 12A, SJ over ST based on 2-0-0 head to head record
The teams have been plugged into the first round of playoff games. In order to
view the entire playoff schedule, please visit:
In 14A, CT over VV based on 1-0-1 head to head record
In 18A, SR over SC based on 2-1-1 head to head record
These has been some confusion in following all the "winner"/"loser" notation.
No matter what order the games are played, the game between the winners of the
first round is game 3, and the game between the losers of the first round is
For example, in 18A, the 3:00 PM game is game 4 (loser / loser),
and the 3:30 PM game is game 3 (winner / winner). The Saturday evening games
match the winners of the
loser/loser game (game 4),
and the loser of the winner/winner game (game 3).
All of the second games on Sunday are "if necessary" games. If the
Sunday morning game is won by the team that has not lost yet, the evening
game will not be played. If the morning game is the first loss for that
team, then the extra game will be played.
2016 National Hockey Coaches Symposium
USA Hockey has announced that registration
is now open for its 2016 National Hockey Coaches Symposium, set for
Aug. 11-14 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
"This is a marquee event, offering coaches a valuable opportunity to
learn from some of the world's very best," said Mark Tabrum, USA Hockey
director of coaching education. "We encourage coaches to register early,
as this event sells out quickly."
Typically held every other year, the USA Hockey National Hockey Coaches
Symposium is for aspiring coaches seeking to attain their Level 5
coaching certification, the highest offered by USA Hockey. In addition to
general sessions, coaches also have the opportunity to explore innovative
approaches to coaching through intensive breakout sessions dedicated to
age-specific teaching and techniques.
The most recent National Hockey Coaches Symposium was held in Las Vegas
two summers ago, with presentations from Dean Lombardi, John Hynes,
Jack Capuano, Jon Cooper, Jeff Blashill, Dan Bylsma and Mike Sullivan,
USA Hockey SafeSport Policy
Follow this link to read about USA Hockey's SafeSport policy, which will
go into effect for the 2013/2014 season.
Age Classifications for the 2015-2016 Season
Posted: 2/23/05; Updated: 10/9/2015
USA Hockey Age Classifications are based on birth year.
Please note these ages apply to the current
18 and Under
1/1/1997 - 12/31/1997
18 and Under
1/1/1998 - 12/31/1998
16 and Under
1/1/1999 - 12/31/1999
16 and Under
1/1/2000 - 12/31/2000
14 and Under
1/1/2001 - 12/31/2001
14 and Under
1/1/2002 - 12/31/2002
12 and Under
1/1/2003 - 12/31/2003
12 and Under
1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
10 and Under
1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005
10 and Under
1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006
8 and Under
On or after 1/1/2007