III. TEAM MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION
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 which may roster 30 players and may dress 20 players and, adult and women’s teams which may roster 25 players and may dress 20 players (see Section XI: Junior Hockey for junior roster limits). Affiliates may allow their post-season (spring/summer) teams, formed to play between the end of the last USA Hockey Youth/Girls National Championship and August 31, to have a limit of twenty-five (25) players on a roster and may dress twenty (20) players per game.
USA Hockey 2023-24 Annual Guide; page 166
PILOT PROJECT – 18U Tier I Roster Exception:
The 18U Tier I Roster Exception allows the Youth Council to authorize a pilot program which would allow for a limit of twenty-two (22) players, in which not more than 20 shall be skaters, at any one time to be rostered per team at the 18U Tier I age category starting with the 2023-24 season through the 2024-25 season. Teams in the 18U Tier I category may roster and may dress up to 22 players. All other USA Hockey Rules and Regulations applicable to Youth Tier I shall remain applicable.
II. Registration and Rostering; Participants and Teams
N. Each Youth Classification, Split Season, Invitational Tournament, Pre/Post and Regular season type, team may roster twenty (20) players, including goaltenders. The maximum number of players, excluding goalkeepers, shall not exceed eighteen (18).
Non-Varsity High School Division teams may roster up to 25 players between September 1 and November 14 each season. After November 15, those teams with 20 or more players on their roster would not be able to add any additional players. Any team that falls below 20 could add additional players to bring their team up to 20 players.
High School Varsity Division teams may roster 30 players, but can only dress 20 players, including goaltenders for any game.
Spring/Summer type teams formed to play between the end of the last USA Hockey Youth/Girls National Championship and August 31, have a limit of twenty-five (25) players on a roster and may dress twenty (20) players per game.