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State 2019


Colorado Avalanche & Colorado Amateur Hockey Association  

CAHA State Championships Series & Avalanche Cup 


The Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Amateur Hockey Association are excited to announce the next step in their partnership to grow and develop hockey in Colorado.  The new state tournament format brings the youth hockey community to the Pepsi Center to showcase the skill and talent of the dedicated athletes and coaches in Colorado.  

The addition of the CO HOCKEY RANKINGS will provide season long recognition to teams across the state for their achievements through hard
 work and dedication, on and off the ice to the game of hockey.  Teams participating in the end of the season tournament will be on stage all season and included in Avs in-game, on-air and social content, plus celebrated on March 11th at the Colorado Avalanche CO Hockey Appreciation Night at the Pepsi Center



March 1st– 3rd 2019

The top (4) Colorado National Tournament Bound (NTB) teams based on Colorado end of season league standings will play to determine the teams representing Colorado at the Rocky Mountain District Tournament and USA Hockey Nationals tournament.  

Youth Tier I 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U; Youth Tier II 14U and 16U and Girls Tier II 14U, 15/16U and 19U will automatically be entered into this Series.

March 7th – 10th 2019

To provide a true State Champion the new CO HOCKEY RANKINGS have been introduced this season to provide team placement for the Colorado State Championship Series.  Brackets will be created based on achieving minimum(4) team participation thresholds for each division.

Youth teams at 10U (AA, A & Open), 12U (AA, A & Open), 14U (A & Open), 16U (A & Open) and 18U (A & Open) will be automatically entered into the 
CAHA State Championship Series.  

All finals will be played at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, March 10th.

Girls teams at 10U (A & Open) 12U (A & Open) 14U (A & Open), 15/16U (A & Open) and 19U (A & Open) will automatically be entered into the CAHA State Championship Series.  

All finals will be played at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, March 10th. 


March 14th – 17th 2019

All youth and girls teams that do not qualify for the CAHA State Championship Series, plus interested regional teams will be placed into the Avalanche Cup to compete against like teams based on CO HOCKEY RANKINGS and tournament committee placement.  Brackets will be created based on achieving minimum participation thresholds for each division.
All games will be played in Colorado rinks with Finals at premier local facilities.

All teams in Colorado have been entered into the tournament.  All teams have the option to opt-out through their Hockey Director.  The deadline to opt-out is 12:00AM on Saturday December 15th, 2018.  Once you opt-out your team will be removed from the CO Hockey Rankings and will not be eligible to return into the tournament.  All team fees are due by January 1st, 2019 to remain in the tournament and stay active in the CO Hockey public rankings.

Team Payment/Confirmation

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