Note:  Updated USA Hockey Body Checking Rules apply.  Notes regarding Canadian teams

US Mite 8U 1/2 ice teams:  We will have 3 divisions following the Red, White & Blue Model.  Red teams will be Travel level 1/2 ice teams. Ages are 2008 & Younger. Weekends March 10-12 & March 17-19

Regular House "A": The House League "A" designation is used in certain regions and localities which have a large House league enrollment. The "A" class usually indicates a slightly more experienced (usually older skaters) skill level. NOT all areas designate "A" or "B" so these teams must be placed within the appropriate level based on team age, record and experience. March 10-12 or March 17-19.  NOTE: Some House "A" teams or Snowbelt RED teams may be considered for the House Select Tournament on March 24-26!  This will be based on Skill/Record.

Regular House "B": The House League "B" designation is used in certain regions and localities which have a large House league enrollment. The "B" class usually indicates a slightly less experienced (usually younger skaters) skill level. NOT all areas designate "A" or "B" so these teams must be placed within the appropriate level based on team age, record and experience. March 10-12 or March 17-19..

Canadian "AE thru "A" Travel : These Travel teams are usually 2nd or 3rd level Travel teams from CAHA/OMHA or USA Hockey associations. Smaller area Rep teams may also be accepted based on competitive level. March 3-5 or March 31 -April 2

House "Select": These are House Select and some weaker Travel teams.  March 24-26

Pepsi Hockey Invitational * 2016-17 Age Classifications

  • US Mite Ages Mixed Aged teams: Born 2008 or later
  • US Squirt / Canadian Atom Mixed Aged teams: Born in 2006 & 2007
  • Pee Wee Mixed Aged teams: Born in 2004 & 2005
  • Bantam Mixed Aged teams: Born in 2002 & 2003
    Admission / Placement Policy

The Pepsi tournament reserves the right to place teams in a division which we feel they will be most competitive. Since classifications and skill levels are not standard, and vary between locations and regions, it is necessary to sometimes place teams in divisions that they are not designated for. Matching from one region of the country to another is a difficult but not impossible task. We will evaluate all information we receive from a team on an individual basis and will enter teams in what we feel is the appropriate division.