In 2017 The Meijer State Games of Michigan will host the 2017 State Games of America which is a national, multi-sport Olympic style event that will host 12,000+ athletes from all over the United States. The State Games of America will replace the Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games. Our Hockey tournaments consist of 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U Women and High School Divisions.
Eight geographically based teams in each division will come together at the State Games of America to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Each team will play a minimum of four (4) games beginning Thursday evening, with one game Thursday, one game Friday (plus State Games Opening Ceremonies Friday evening), two games Saturday, concluding with the medal games on Sunday. All players are asked to attend the State Games of America Opening Ceremonies at Van Andel Arena on Friday evening, and walk in the Parade of Athletes.
All games are played to a conclusion with a guaranteed winner through an overtime formula. There are NO ties. The top two teams in each division make the semi-finals to determine who will play for the Gold Medal, however, all semi-finalists are guaranteed to play on Sunday for a medal.
All 12U, 14U, 16U, 19U and HS events will play as part of
2017 State Games of America - August 3-6, 2017
Walker Ice and Fitness Center
Georgetown Ice Center
SouthSide Ice Arena
Griffs IceHouse West (FKA Holland Edge)
There is NOT a gate charge for 12u, 14u, 16u and 19u hockey.
There is a gate charge for HS hockey.
Happy Birthday Team West 12U Coach - Darrel Newman!
Please use the maps below for directions to each rink:
Located here and on each team's page (under the photo option) has the team photo that our photographer, Jenn Bellgraph of Jenn Bellgraph Photography, has granted a release for you to upload, download, print and share. This release should be provided to your photo printer with the exception that no editing or cropping may be done to any of her photos. Thank you!
All Michigan Residents (USA Hockey Registered) and/or MAHA registered players who played on a C, B, A, or AA team during the 2016-2017 season are eligible to tryout for the team that will represent their geographical area. Anyone who played AAA(Tier I) during the 2016-17 winter season in NOT eligible to try out for this tournament.
Age Group birth years are as follows: 12U - 2005 and younger, 14U - 2003 & 2004, 16U - 2001 & 2002
PLEASE NOTE - While the 12U, 14U and 16U teams are "officially" co-ed, they are played under boys rules, meaning the 14U and 16U are full contact. The 19U Division is a female only division.
All Michigan residents and/or MAHA registered players who played on a C, B, A, or AA team during the 2016-2017 season are eligible to tryout for the team that will represent their geographical area. All players must be USA Hockey registered. MHSAA and ACHA players are eligible but must be USA Hockey registered.
Players NOT eligible to tryout include members of the following organizations: Meijer Tier 1, Honeybaked Tier 1, Little Caesars Tier 1 and Belle Tire Tier 1.
ACHA Players - it is preferred that you would register and play for your home area team, however, you may play where your ACHA team is located if you desire. Out of state ACHA players are eligible as long as they meet age criteria and would play where their college is located.
Age Group birth years are as follows: 1998 and younger
All 9th-11th players currently playing on 2016-2017 MHSAA Varsity Hockey teams are eligible to tryout for the team that represents their geographical area.
Congratulations to the following teams on your Medal winning performances: