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CAHA A/B/BB State Championships at San Jose
Posted: 4/8/16

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: Cathedral City over Valencia 8-5
Squirt A Champion: San Jose over Anaheim 6-4

Pee Wee B Champion: Santa Rosa over Pasadena 3-0

Pee Wee A Champion: Channel Island over Redwood City 7-1

Bantam B Champion: Santa Rosa over Stockton 3-2

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
Posted: 3/20/2016

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

Squirt B: Tri Valley defeated Lake Tahoe 5-2. Tri Valley are NORCAL champions, and Lake Tahoe also advance to states

Squirt A: 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 the championship.

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.

Bantam B: 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.

Bantam A: 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.

Midget A: 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.

Midget 16A: 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
Posted: 3/17/16

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
Posted: 3/7/2016

The final NORCAL regular season games were completed Sunday 3/6, and the final standings are on the NORCAL web site. Follow the Schedules 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
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
The teams have been plugged into the first round of playoff games. In order to view the entire playoff schedule, please visit:
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 game 4.

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.

So there.

2016 National Hockey Coaches Symposium
Posted: 1/30/16

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, among others.

USA Hockey SafeSport Policy
Posted: 9/15/12

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 2015-2016 season.

Category Name Age Classification Born Age
Midget 18 and Under 1/1/1997 - 12/31/1997 18
Midget 18 and Under 1/1/1998 - 12/31/1998 17
Midget16 16 and Under 1/1/1999 - 12/31/1999 16
Midget16 16 and Under 1/1/2000 - 12/31/2000 15
Bantam 14 and Under 1/1/2001 - 12/31/2001 14
Bantam 14 and Under 1/1/2002 - 12/31/2002 13
Pee Wee 12 and Under 1/1/2003 - 12/31/2003 12
Pee Wee 12 and Under 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004 11
Squirt 10 and Under 1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005 10
Squirt 10 and Under 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006 9
Mite 8 and Under On or after 1/1/2007 8-

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