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10-15-2021 MAHA Districts / State Playoff Eligibility Reminders

By MAHA, 10/15/21, 10:45AM EDT

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MAHA wants to be sure that "independent" teams not participating in a league understand that they must participate in the age classification in which they have been playing the majority of their games.   For example, a 2007 Bantam AA Team playing 80% of their games against 16U (05/06) Midget teams all season, would have to play up in the Midget division for districts/states.  

 

Additionally, a reminder that minimum game counts are still required and tier two teams may not play more than 30% of their games against Tier 1 teams.  

 

Maximum game counts per season

AGES

AAA | TIER I

AA/A | TIER II

HOUSE | TIER III

10U 50 45 40
12U 55 55 40
14U 60 60 45
15U 65 N/A N/A
16U 65 65 50
18U Boys | 19U Girls 65 65 55




In order to qualify for Districts/State/National Tournaments please note the following game counts for Individual Players and teams:

Individual players -

National Bound Teams:  Player must participate in 10 USA Sanctioned games before Feb. 1st or before the first game of District Playoffs with their team.

Non-National bound teams:  Individual players need to play in 7 games before Feb. 1st or before the first game of District Playoffs with their team.

 
Game counts -

National Bound teams: must play at least 17 games in its classification, category and division before the earliest of Feb. 1st or before the regularly scheduled first game of District Playoffs

Girls Classification and Non-National bound teams:  must play at least 14 games in its classification, category and division before the earliest of Feb. 1st or before the regularly scheduled first game of District Playoffs.
 

 

For more information about game counts and minimum # of games please visit:

https://www.kvhockey.org/page/show/6433788-season-game-count-information

   

 

IF YOU NEED A PLAYER EXCEPTION FOR # OF GAMES, PLEASE COMPLETE THAT BEFORE NOVEMBER 15 HERE:  https://www.maha.org/exceptions

Typically an exception would be filed for a late added or an injured player.