For example, a 10U B team must play another 10U B team for it to be included in the ranking formula, and it’s important squads to peak down the home stretch because recently played games carry more weight.

Only teams registered for postseason play are included in the rankings.

Colorado Avalanche Senior Program Manager for Amateur Hockey Development Justin Ellison said the CO Hockey Hub Now Rankings objectively identify the top four teams at each age and classification with no influence from the individual youth hockey leagues, making the rankings an important tool for the CAHA State Championship Series. 

Members of the Colorado Springs Tigers 10U A team hold a banner from the 2019 CAHA State Championship Series. Photo courtesy of the Avs