As begun in 2016 - all State Games of Michigan age divisions will be divided geographically based on where an athlete 'plays', instead of where they live as in previous years. Players must tryout for the team in which their 2017 Winter team has been assigned. Please check each age specific page for further details.
*NOTE* The 'boys' events are technically co-ed events, but played under USAH/MAHA Boy's rules - meaning FULL CONTACT in some divisions. If you are registering a female player that does not wish to play full contact, please register for one of the Girls events.
Registration Timeline & Fees:
All players - $45.00 (includes tryout jersey) - If registered on or before April 8. Fee becomes $55.00 at 12:01am on April 9. - Registration for all teams will stay open thru the last tryout skate for each respective team.
Players meeting eligibility requirements for both 16U and 18U Open may register for both tryouts but will be required to pay a separate registration fee for each.
12U Boys: 2006 and Under Birth Years
14U Boys: 2004 and 2005 Birth Years
15U Girls: 2003 and Under Birth Years
16U Boys: 2002 and 2003 Birth Years
18U Open (Boys): 1999 and Under Birth Years
19U Open (Girls): 1998 and Under Birth Years
For 12U, 14U, 15U Girls and 16U - All Michigan residents and/or MAHA registered players who played on a C, B, A, AA or MHSAA team during the 2017-2018 season are eligible to tryout for the team that will represent their geographical area.
18U Open/Boys and 19U Open Girls - Open to ALL Michigan residents and/or MAHA registered players regardless of level, including MI-based ACHA players, as long as they meet age requirement.
Refunds for tryout fees will be granted ONLY outside 7 days prior to the tryout date, with proper communication with the tournament directors. There are several factors that make up the necessity for such a policy: 1) A tryout jersey is included as a part of the tryout fee which has to be ordered well in advance based on the number of registered participants. 2) We are still required to pay for the ice rental and we plan those expenses based on the number of registrants. Therefore - once the actual tryout date arrives, regardless of whether your player skates or not (but especially if they skated), there will be no refunds.
By registering yourself/your child for the tryout process, you are also agreeing to the following payment policy if you/your child is chosen to play in the tournament:
All rosters will be posted to team websites as soon as possible following tryouts. Individual player payment invoices will be issued and due 15 days from date of invoice. Payments not received timely will place players in jeopardy of losing spot to an alternate unless prior arrangements have been made.
After July 1st, 2018 - there will be NO refunds unless medical documentation is provided showing player is unable to participate.
Beginning with the 2017 tournaments, all documents are embedded for electronic signature, and can/will be completed during the registration process. There will be no need to collection of additional documentation at this time (to the best of our knowledge).
All players MUST be USA Hockey registered. The only thing you will need at the time of registration is the player's 2017-18 USA Hockey Registration Confirmation Number. After April 1st, 2018, either 2017-18 or 2018-19 registration can be used. This was emailed when the player was registered for the season. If you do not still have this, your team manager should have a copy, or you can get one by going this website:
If you are playing on a High School team, you are still eligible to play in our events, but you MUST be USA Hockey registered before you can register to tryout for this event. If you need to register for USA Hockey - please go to
For anyone interested in coaching in the 2018 State Games of Michigan Hockey Tournament - please use the link below to download and complete the application.
The application is mobile and tablet friendly using the Adobe Acrobat App (free), and you can complete, save and email it right back.
Those interested should return the application ASAP, as coaching choices will be made very soon.