HOCO rules on subject: The Conference follows a grade based system based on the player’s current grade level and assuming normal progression of school to graduation. Players who are participating in any high-school level program ... should not be eligible for 8th grade/U15 competition in the same season.
The player is playing in the spring for their high school so they can not play in the SPRING season HOCo league which is touted as a spring league to get players ready for their summer tournament season. Their rules would lead one to believe he can not even come in for Championship games because it is a spring league and concludes in the spring. Let's see who works a deal. Dang rules keep getting everyone messed up.