2020-2021 12U/ 14U/ 16U / 18U CUTTHROAT TRAVEL TEAMS
The Wyoming Cutthroats are fielding teams at the 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U levels for the 2020-2021 season. Tryouts for the 12U, 14U and 16U teams will be held Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th at the Whitney Rink in the M&M's Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. The 18U team is a select squad. Contact Chad Forsman, Bryan Scheuber, or Scott Miller (contact information listed below) for interest in the 18U program.
Covid restrictions may necessitate adaptations to the tryout schedule limiting capacity at tryouts and/or tryout format. Please let us know if your players will be attending by mailing, emailing in the registration or phone call/text message to Chad Forsman stating your interest. If you have already registered no need to reach out again. Spectators may also be limited.
12U/14U/16U Tryout Schedule
Saturday August 15th, Session 1:
12U - 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
14U - 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
16U - 12:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Saturday August 15th, Session 2:
12U - 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
14U - 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
16U - 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Sunday August 16th, Session 3:
12U - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
14U - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
16U - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Whitney Rink at the M&M's Center
475 E Brundage St, Sheridan, WY
Following the final skating session, teams will be selected and posted at the arena. Each team will most likely consist of 15 skaters, 2 goalies, and we will also select 2 alternates. The alternates will be charged only the cost of jersey and socks and will be invited to the practice sessions. We do require all players trying out and wishing to be selected be prepared to commit fully to the Wyoming Cutthroats as their primary hockey commitment. We absolutely support Wyoming Amateur Hockey and prefer all players also play on their local club teams, this is why we schedule our tournaments on holiday weekends which WAHL traditionally does not schedule on. That being said, it is not required to be on a WAHL team to participate or be a Wyoming resident. We intend to fill the teams with Wyoming hockey players interested in developing their game and focusing on team play, however, if players come from outside of Wyoming, we are happy to add them as well. Further, players from associations that require their players to play on their travel team as a priority will not be considered.
Tournaments and Practices
Teams will be playing 4 to 5 tournaments (of the 6 potential dates listed) throughout the season. Tournament registration level will be based on the team makeup, last season we played at the A level with all teams, however teams may play at higher levels if the players can compete at a higher level. Practice weekends will take place on weekends between August and October. Although tournaments have not been confirmed they will most likely take place on the following tournament weekends:
August practice weekend - Aug 29 - Aug 30
September practice weekend - Sep 12 - Sep 13
1 - September tournament weekend - Sep 18 - Sep 20/ Sep 25 - Sep 27
October practice weekend - Oct 3 - Oct 4
October practice weekend - Oct 17 - Oct 18
2 - October tournament weekend - Oct 30 - Nov 1
3 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday weekend - Nov. 26 - Nov. 29
4 - MLK Holiday weekend - Jan 15 - Jan 18
5 - President's Day weekend - Feb 12 - Feb 15
6 - March Tournament Potentially
Practice sessions will be at Wyoming rinks as they are available and our desire will be to have them at rinks that are economical and locations that are easily accessible for the majority of our players. We also intend to schedule tournaments at locations that do not necessitate large travel expenditures, such as Denver and Salt Lake City, however, we do want to be competing at tournaments that challenge our teams at their highest level, so those will be considerations as well.
Dates are tentative and subject to change. Our expectation is that players selected will attend all practice and tournament weekends.
Tryout and Program Costs
The cost for tryouts will be $50 per player. Below is a registration form which can be emailed, texted, or mailed to Chad Forsman at the below contact locations:
Wyoming Cutthroats Hockey
5410 S. Oak
Casper, WY 82601
If your player is selected, a $250 deposit will be required on Sunday, August 16th during a parent meeting following selections. Total cost for the season for each player will be $650. This fee does not include jerseys/socks. Jerseys will be an additional $75.00 per player for those needing a jersey, this will include jersey, socks, and breezer covers. Jersey numbers will be assigned first to returning players, followed by second year players, and then first year players. Please indicate your player's top 3 jersey number choices on the tryout application.
With the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, any changes in our tryout schedule will be communicated as quickly as we can get them to everyone.
We look forward to seeing you at the Wyoming Cutthroats tryouts!
If you or someone you know are interested in coaching at the 12U or 14U age levels, please submit a coaching application asap. Feel free to call with any questions.
2020-2021 12U/14U Coaching Application
Wyoming Cutthroats Hockey
5410 S. Oak
Casper, WY 82601
For interest in the 18U select squad: