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Team Size

A limit of twenty (20) players at any one time may be registered per team except for high school, girls' high school, college and women's college who may roster 30 players and may dress 20 players and junior, adult and women's teams who may roster 25 players and may dress 20 players.  

A player may be registered in only one (1) national ice hockey federation.


Local associations register teams with USA Hockey using the Official Team Roster form, 1-T. Local associations sponsoring teams to compete in District Playoffs and National Championships should review the information on the Credentials web page. 

USA Hockey has multiple categories and classifications that identify each team's competitive level and participation grouping. Local associations determine the level and grouping for all teams being sponsored by electing each team's category and classification. Detailed descriptions are provided below.