PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey Arena will serve as the host venue for the 2022 Chipotle-USA Hockey Youth Tier I 15-Only National Championships from March 30 – April 4, 2022. The tournament will bring in the top youth teams from around the nation to play at the home of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.
Sixteen teams, representing each USA Hockey district, will compete in the six-day tournament. The first three days will include 24 round-robin contests and the top two teams from each division will advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, April 2. Semifinal games will follow on Sunday, April 3 and the championship game will be played at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, April 4.
This year's qualified teams are Team Alaska, Chicago Mission, Cleveland Barons, Dallas Stars, LA Jr. Kings, Little Caesars, Minutemen Flames, Nashville Jr. Predators, North Jersey Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rhode Island Saints, Rochester Saints, Shattuck St-Mary's, Sioux Falls Power, St. Louis AAA Blues and Windy City Storm.
All 31 games of the tournament will be streamed online exclusively at HockeyTV.com. Games will be available live and on-demand after the completion of each contest.
In the 2021 tournament, Michigan-based Honeybaked topped the Florida Alliance by a 6-3 final to win the championship at Children’s Health StarCenter in Dallas, Texas. Honeybaked members Trey Augustine, Zach Schulz and Charlie Cerrato are all now members of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. In 2020, it was Detroit-based Little Caesars that took home the championship, giving the state of Michigan back-to-back winners in the 15O bracket.
USA Hockey has conducted the country’s ice hockey National Championship tournaments since 1938, with teams from all across the United States crowned champions across various classifications. Michigan leads all U.S. states, serving as a Nationals host site 111 times since the inception. As part of USA Hockey Nationals, more than 7,500 players compete for American hockey top honors at youth, girl’s, women’s, sled, high school and adult levels.
NOTES: Chipotle is the official sponsor of the Chipotle-USA Hockey Youth and Girls National Championships…More information about the Youth Tier I 15-Only National Championships can be found here…To view the 2022 District and National Championship Tournament Guidebook, click here…To look at the history of the tournament, dating back to 1938, click here.
ABOUT USA HOCKEY ARENA
Opened in 1996, USA Hockey Arena is a multi-purpose, two-rink facility in Plymouth, Michigan. Originally known as Compuware Sports Arena, it was renamed USA Hockey Arena in 2015 when the USA Hockey Foundation purchased the building to be the new home for their National Team Development Program. The arena encompasses 190,000 square feet with main level seating, private suites and press boxes. The design of the arena provides 3,504 seats for hockey games and 4,500 seats concerts and other events.