2022-2023  10U/12U/14U/16U CUTTHROAT TRAVEL TEAMS

The Wyoming Cutthroats are very excited to be hosting tryouts for tournament travel teams for the 2022-2023 hockey season. With the overwhelming number of players interested in playing travel hockey throughout Wyoming, we are hoping to fill that need.   

 

Tryouts will be held August 20th and 21st at the Casper Ice Arena, 1801 E 4th St, Casper, Wyoming. The cost of tryouts will be $40/player. Tryout times are as follows:

 

10U Tryouts

Saturday August 20th - 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Sunday August 21st - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

12U Tryouts

Saturday August 20th - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday August 20th - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday August 21st - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

 

14U Tryouts 

Saturday August 20th - 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Saturday August 20th - 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Sunday August 21st - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

16U Tryouts

Saturday August 20th - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday August 20th - 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday August 21st - 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 

For each team we intend to field 15 skaters (9 forward, 6 defense) and 2 goalies. If there are enough players at the appropriate skill level and coaches to field multiple teams at any age division we will do that. Please note on your player's registration form if you would be willing to play on any team they are selected for or not. Each team will play the appropriate level at tournaments, that is to say if it our team is a AA team we'll play AA, if they are an A team we'll play A. That would be the same for additional teams, they would play their level at tournaments as well. 

 

Teams will be posted on Sunday following the final session. If your player is selected a required Parent/Player meeting will follow the posting. The cost for the season will be $600, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required following the posting of teams during the Parent/Player meeting to secure your player's roster spot. It is our intention to attend 5 tournaments over the course of the season. The registration fee will include all practices and tournaments. For players who have not played Cutthroats previously a jersey package including a reversible home/away jersey, breezer covers, and socks will be required and the cost of the package is $75. If you are only in need of individual items they can be purchased individually. 

 

Season Schedule

Practices will likely be in Casper, but we are flexible and may base practice locations on the team makeup. There will be 4 practices prior to the first tournament; additionally, a practice prior to a tournament in the hosting city is possible, if ice time can be secured. The 4 practice weekends will likely be:
 

August 27-28

September 17-18

October 1-2

October 15-16

 

Our intention is to have each of our teams attending similar tournaments; or at least in the same location. Although the tournaments have not been fully committed to at this time, our anticipated schedule for all teams is as follows:

 

Late October Tournament, most likely in Denver - likely October 28-30

Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament - Likely Silver Sticks - Nov. 23-27

New Years Tournament - Vegas - Dec 30-Jan 2

MLK Holiday Tournament - Grizz Cup - Jan 13-16

President's Day Tournament - Littleton - Feb 17-20

 

We intend to select 2 alternates for each team (with the exception being if there are 2 teams, we will reserve the option to "move up" players from the second team and have alternates for the secondary team). Building team chemistry and player familiarity definitely helps team and individual player success, so having our fully selected team at each practice and tournament is something we value. If you are not able to fully commit to all the practices and tournament, please reach out to me so we can discuss the options for your player and make sure that having him or her tryout is best for the team and for the player. 

 

We are currently looking for coaches for all divisions. We prefer to have parent coaches to help keep costs down, we don't typically pay our coaches, requesting it be a volunteer position. We do, though, require the coaches be impartial in playing time and overall coaching philosophy. There is a coaching application which can be submitted for consideration. We intend to have coaching roles filled prior to tryouts, we will announce our coaches for each team at tryouts, once we get a feel for how many teams we will have at each age division. Team managers will also be needed, managers will be selected from the parent group following team selections.

 

If your player is interested in trying out for one of our teams for the 2022-2023 season, please complete the registration form and return it via email, text, mail, or in person. We do request registrations are submitted prior to tryouts so that we can best prepare the session plans for coaching and evaluation.

 

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or anything else, please feel free to reach out. Please feel free to forward this on to anyone you know who may have a player interested in playing travel hockey this coming season. Also, please know that we are not trying to recruit anyone who has already committed to a travel team for this season. Obviously, it would be unethical to recruit a player that is known to have already committed to a travel team for the season.   

 

We look forward to seeing you in Casper!

Contact Information 

Chad Forsman

Wyoming Cutthroats Hockey 

5410 S. Oak

Casper, WY  82601

crforsman@hotmail.com

307.250.6046

2022-2023 Travel Team Tryout Registration Form PDF

2022-2023 Coaching Application Form PDF