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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 Tier 1 Program to be placed in a WAHA Draft and may be selected to represent the best of the best in the Wisconsin HP 16 and 17 State Festival March 23-24 at Cornerstone Community Center in De Pere, Wisconsin. Both birth-year festivals will have approximately 68 players (8 goalies 24 defenseman and 36 forwards).

The festival begins at a 5:45 pm on Saturday evening March 23rd 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 selected players will be posted on WAHA website www.wahahockey.com with group reporting times after the players receive their invite email and complete their online registration.

The online registration (with a deadline) will confirm the player’s spot in their respective WAHA HP State Festival. Approximately 20 players born in 2003 and approximately 20 players born in 2002 will be selected to represent Wisconsin at the USA Hockey Central District HP 16 or 17 Festival May 10-12 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Players moving on 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 Mike Connor at mike.connor@wahahockey.com