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National Bound Midget District Championship Seeds, Schedules Set

Seeding and schedules are now set for the 2015-16 Tier 1 Midget Major and Midget Minor District Championships for Massachusetts and New England. The winner from each district advances to the 2016 USA Hockey National Championship in San Jose, Calif. March 31-April 4.

For those unfamiliar with the midget landscape in the region, Massachusetts has its own district while the other five New England states compete in the New England District.

Midget Major (18U) and Midget Minor (16U) will take place at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. for the New England District while the Massachusetts District will play at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Mass.

Massachusetts District - Midget Major (18U)

Massachusetts District is split into two pools for pool play Friday through Saturday before the playoffs on Sunday. The Cape Cod Whalers and Neponset Valley River Rats are the top seeds in each pool for the 18U division.

Pool A

1. Cape Cod Whalers
2. Boston Bulldogs
3. Boston Bandits
4. Bay State Breakers

Pool B

1. Neponset Valley River Rats
2. Boston Jr. Bruins
3. Junior Bruins
4. North Suburban Wings

Full 18U Schedule

Massachusetts District - Midget Minor (16U)

The 16U Division, particularly Pool B, has a couple of the best uncommitted prospects left in the region, including Cape Cod Whalers '99 defenseman Jack Rathbone and '99 forwards Craig Needham, Jack Nisbet and Max Rand of Neponset Valley River Rats.

'01 forward Patrick Moynihan is the leading scorer for the River Rats. A recent commit to Boston College, he'll be at Nobles playing prep hockey this winter. He's an exciting young talent.

Pool A

1. GBL Bruins
2. Quincy 67's
3. Junior Bruins
4. Boston Jr. Bruins

Pool B

1. Neponset Valley River Rats
2. East Coast Wizards
3. Cape Cod Whalers
4. Boston Jr. Terriers

Full 16U Schedule

New England District - Midget Major (18U)

Mid-Fairfield is the top seed in the six-team bracket. The perennial midget powerhouse is led by a pair of '97 Westminster forwards who have a chance to be drafted in their second year of draft eligibility -- St. Lawrence recruit Taggert Corriveau and Boston University commit Johnny McDermott.

American

1. Mid Fairfield
4. Central CT (Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent)
5. Yale Midget

National

2. NH Junior Monarchs
3. Northern Cyclones
6. CT Riverhawks

Friday, Nov. 13 4:00 p.m. Mid Fairfield vs. CT Riverhawks
Olympic
6:00 p.m. Selects Hockey Academy vs. NH Jr. Monarchs
Olympic
8:00 p.m. Yale vs. Northern Cyclones
Olympic
Saturday, Nov. 14 8:00 a.m. Mid Fairfield vs. NH Jr. Monarchs
Olympic
10:00 a.m. Selects Hockey Academy vs. Northern Cyclones
Olympic
12:00 p.m. CT Riverhawks vs. Yale
Olympic
3:00 p.m. Northern Cyclones vs. Mid Fairfield
Olympic
5:00 p.m. CT Riverhawks vs. Selects Hockey Academy
Olympic
7:00 p.m. NH Jr. Monarchs vs. Yale
Olympic
Sunday, Nov. 15 10:15 a.m. Semifinal #1 Olympic
10:15 a.m. Semifinal #2 NHL
4:15 p.m. Final Olympic

New England District - Midget Minor (16U)

The top two teams in the 16U Division in Berkshire are both loaded with talent -- both committed and uncommitted. Look for a showdown between Yale Midget Hockey and Selects Hockey Academy in the final.

American

1. Yale Midget Hockey
4. Northern Cyclones
5. CT Whalers (Cheshire Academy)

National

2. Central CT (Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent)
3. NH Jr. Monarchs
6. Mid Fairfield

Friday, Nov. 13 4:00 p.m. Yale vs. Mid Fairfield NHL
6:00 p.m. Selects Hockey Academy vs. Northern Cyclones NHL
8:00 p.m. Cheshire Academy vs. NH Jr. Monarchs NHL
Saturday, Nov. 14 8:00 a.m. Northern Cyclones vs. Mid Fairfield NHL
10:00 a.m. Yale vs. NH Jr. Monarchs NHL
12:00 p.m. Selects Hockey Academy vs. Cheshire Academy NHL
3:00 p.m. Northern Cyclones vs. NH Junior Monarchs NHL
5:00 p.m. Yale vs. Selects Hockey Academy NHL
7:00 p.m. Mid Fairfield vs. Cheshire Academy NHL
Sunday, Nov. 15 8:00 a.m. Semifinal #1 Olympic
8:00 a.m. Semifinal #2 NHL
2:00 p.m. Final Olympic