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WAHA High Performance 16, 17 Festival

Players do not tryout for this festival but instead are nominated by their High School Section Committee or their USAH Tier 1 Program to be placed in a WAHA Draft for an opportunity to be selected to represent the best of the best in the WAHA HP 16 and 17 State Festival March 21-22 at the Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac, WI. Both birth-year festivals will have approximately 68 players (8 goalies 24 defenseman and 36 forwards). The draft will take place on or before the high school section's seeding meetings in February.

The festival begins at a 5:45 pm on Saturday evening March 21 st with one game that evening and two games on Sunday. This schedule is designed to help spring sport athletes attend this festival.

WAHA HP 16 and 17 Festival teams will have a three game round robin format. The players selected in the draft will be posted on WAHA website www.wahahockey.com with group reporting times immediately after all the players receive their invite email and complete their online registration. This process should be 7-10 days before their respective festival. The WAHA HP 16 and 17 State Festival teams will have a three game round robin format.

The online registration (with a deadline) will confirm the player’s spot in their respective WAHA HP State Festival. Approximately 20 players born in 2004 and approximately 20 players born in 2003 will be selected to represent Wisconsin at the Central District HP 16 or 17 Festival May 8-10 at Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park, IL. Players selected will have their names posted on www.centraldistricthockey.org where player families can click their player’s name to register for this festival. Players in this festival will compete to move on to the respective USA Hockey National Player Development Select 16 or 17 Camp. Players moving on will also be posted on www.centraldistricthockey.org and USA Hockey will handle all registration going forward.       

Online registration/payment troubles, please contact the WAHA Webmaster Tom Slocum at tom.slocum@wahahockey.com

Questions regarding the Player Development Process, please contact Tim Pickart at pickartt@yahoo.com or 920-948-1298.