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National bound tryout important info.: Tryout participants must have been registered, played for Mass. team in 2020

By Rifles Hockey, 03/11/21, 7:00PM EST

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As players and families prepare for the Rifles National Bound team tryouts starting March 13, 2021, the Rifles staff would like to remind participants of Mass Hockey COVID restrictions before they head to the rink.

According to Mass Hockey, tryout participants for the 2021 tryouts must have been registered in Mass Hockey in 2020.

From Mass Hockey's Website:

Due to Covid-19 issues and the decision to move of the dates for this season’s USA Hockey National Championships until early May, USA Hockey voted to allow amny affiliate (Massachusetts Hockey) to conduct tryouts early if they so desire, upon written notice to the Youth Council. Any permitted early tryouts are required to be “closed”, meaning that they are only open to players who are currently registered and played in the affiliate as of 12/31/20. Any players not meeting that criteria and wishing to tryout for a National Bound team in Massachusetts for the 2021-22 season are prohibited from trying out or being offered a contract until the traditional date as governed in the USA Hockey Annual Guide (May 5, 2021 at 4pm for the 2021-22 season). Massachusetts has submitted a request and has been approved to conduct early "closed" tryouts for its National Bound teams as of Saturday March 13, 2021.

Questions may be sent to: tryouts@mahockey.org