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The Team ND Elite Camp is considered Phase 1 of the CCM NIT Team tryout and will provide you an opportunity to compete with and against the state’s best high school players in an environment similar to what you would experience at a junior tryout.  The Team ND Elite Camp is an invite only program with players being evaluated throughout the winter ND High School hockey season.  Team ND Elite Camp registrants are also eligible to attend NDAHA High Performance Camp (the first step of USA Hockey’s identification process) at no additional cost.  Players from the NDAHA HP Camp have the opportunity to be invited to the Northern Plains District Development Camp.  Some players from the NP Development Camp are invited to attend the USA Hockey National Camps at their respective age groups (15-17).

Team ND CCM NIT process has 4 phases (below) with about half of the participants at each weekend advancing.

Phase 1: March 4-6, 2022 - Minot, ND
Phase 2: April 8-10, 2022 - Grand Forks, ND
Phase 3: April 23rd, 2022 - West Fargo
Phase 4:  April 27-May 1, 2022 - Plymouth, MN (CCM NIT)

about the CCM NIT (BOYS)

Minnesota Hockey, in conjunction with CCM and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association, annually hosts one of the top showcase tournaments in the country, the CCM National Invitational Tournament (NIT).  The tournament features teams comprised of the top high school players from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, and North Dakota.  The CCM National Invitational Tournament (NIT) is regarded as one of the top prospect tournaments for high school age players in the nation.  Many NHL, NCAA Division I/Division III, ACHA, US Junior, and Canadian Junior coaches and representatives are in attendance.


“Many high school players have the potential to play at the next level after their high school career is over and this tournament will give these young men a chance to showcase their abilities in front of scouts from the NHL, NCAA and junior leagues.”

-Mike MacMillan, Executive Director of the Minnesota High School Coaches Association


Friday March 4th, 2022-Minot MAYSA Arena
(Teams will be split prior to Check-In)
5:00 PM Player Check-In (Maysa Lobby)
5:30 PM Player Meeting
6:30-7:30 PM On-Ice Group 1
7:45-8:45 PM On-Ice Group 2

Saturday March 5th,2022
8:30-10:00 AM Scrimmage #1
10:15-11:45 AM Scrimmage #2
2:00-3:00 PM Goalie Session
3:15-4:45 PM Scrimmage #3
5:00-6:30 PM Scrimmage #4

Sunday March 6th, 2022
8:45 AM Parents Meeting (Pepsi Rink Community Room)
9:45-11:15 AM Scrimmage #5
11:30-1:00 PM Scrimmage #6


Friday April 8th, 2022 - Grand Forks ICON Arena
8:00 PM ICON - Rydell Rink

Saturday April 9th, 2022 - Grand Forks ICON Arena
8:00 AM ICON - Rydell Rink
1:00 PM ICON - Rydell Rink

Phase 3 Schedule

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 - West Fargo Sports Arena

10:00-11:00 AM Practice
2:00-3:00 PM Practice

Phase 4 CCM NIT

CCM NIT Tournament
Thursday April 28, 2022
6:45 PM Team ND vs. Michigan Seniors

Friday April 29th, 2022
2:15 PM Team ND vs. Wisconsin 18's

Saturday April 30th, 2022
2:30 PM Team ND vs. Minnesota 18's

Sunday May 1st, 2022
To Be Determined

Full Schedule