Missouri Hockey-Central States Rule Changes
Missouri Hockey has changed their rules for Central States Teams, the following link will take you to their website: Missouri Hockey Youth Division
The following was copied from Missouri Hockey Youth Division as posted:
Central States Rule Revision
After four months of collaboration, the Missouri Hockey Youth Division is changing our Central States teams and how they are assembled. We believe that exposing Missouri Hockey Players to the best tier 2 league in the country is a benefit to player development and team competition.
We are excited to announce the formation of three new teams that will represent Missouri along similar lines of our districted teams. The move will not only allow for better local competition but, also allow St Louis teams to compete regionally.
With any change, there is always a level of confusion or apprehension but the newly established Central States Competition committee will be equipped to navigate and govern this level of play to meet its' full potential.
A link to the full rule revision can be found below this article.
Central States teams at 11U, 12U, 13U, and 14U fall into districts. The following groups of clubs will field a Central States AA Team together in a three-team scenario:
Meramec Hockey Club/Southern IL/Affton Hockey
Twin Bridges Hockey Club/St Peters Hockey
Chesterfield Hockey Assoc/St. Louis Rockets/Kirkwood Youth Hockey Association
Players must play for the Central States AA team that is grouped with their home association (prior to any One Time Transfer)
Players who live in an open zip code, will be districted to the club that they are rostered with at 6U/8U
Players who OTT to a club are ineligible to play for that club’s Central States team.
Each player must be verified by a school transcript with home address AND a utility bill in the parent’s name
No “grandfather” for players currently playing outside their zip codes. Current players on Central States teams must return to the home club.
Petitions for playing outside of your districted Central States club must be made to the Central States Committee by March 24th with response by March 31st. A Link is provided below this article or use this link: Form
Players who have played Central States for the same club for three seasons will be granted a one-time exemption-however you still must petition for the exemption.
Appeals to committee decisions should be made to the Missouri Hockey Youth Board and will be heard by April 30th. Appeal details will be provided with the committee decision.
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