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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.

Tryouts Phase 1: March 1-3, 2024 - Minot, ND
 Tryouts Phase 2: TENTATIVE March 30-31, 2024-Location TBD
Practices Phase 3: TENTATIVE April 14, 2024 - Grand Forks, ND
Phase 4:  April 25-28, 2024 - Plymouth, MN (CCM NIT)

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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

2023 PHASE 1 SCHEDULE-Jamestown


Friday March 3rd, 2023- TBD
(Teams will be split prior to Check-In)
5:00 PM Player Check-In (Jamestown 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 4th, 2023
8:00-9:15 AM Scrimmage #1
9:30-10:45 AM Scrimmage #2
3:45-4:45 PM Goalie Session
5:00-6:30 PM Scrimmage #3
6:45-8:15 PM Scrimmage #4

Sunday March 5th, 2025
8:45 AM Parents Meeting (LOCATION-TBD)
9:30-11:00 AM Scrimmage #5
11:15-12:45 PM Scrimmage #6



Saturday March 25th, 2023
12:45-2:15 PM Scrimmage
6:45-8:15 PM Scrimmage

Sunday March 26th, 2023
11:15-12:45 PM Scrimmage

2023 Phase 3 Schedule-Grand Forks

April 16th, 2023 - Grand Forks, ND
Ralph Engelstad Arena (Olympic)
Practice #1 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Practice #2 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

2023 Phase 4 CCM NIT

CCM NIT Tournament
Thursday April 20th, 2023

Friday April 21st, 2023

Saturday April 22nd, 2023

Sunday April 23rd, 2023
To Be Determined

Full Schedule