2021-2022 12U/ 14U/ 18U CUTTHROAT TRAVEL TEAMS
The Wyoming Cutthroats are excited to be fielding 12U, 14U and 18U travel teams for the 2021-2022 hockey season. The 12U and 14U teams will be determined by tryout and the 18U team will again be a select squad. If you have a player interested in the 18U team, contact Chad Forsman, Bryan Scheuber, or Scott Miller (contact information listed below). Unfortunately, we don't feel the numbers are sufficient this season to field a 16U team.
For the 12U and 14U teams, tryouts will be in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Ice Arena August 14th and 15th. The cost of tryouts will be $35/player. Tryout times are as follows - please arrive one hour in advance for the first session:
12U Tryout times
Saturday August 14th - 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Saturday August 14th - 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Sunday August 15th - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
14U Tryouts times:
Saturday August 14th - 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Saturday August 14th - 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Sunday August 15th - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Casper Ice Arena, 1801 E 4th St, Casper, WY
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 to field multiple teams at any age division we will do that. At this point we are planning on two 12U teams and one 14U team. Please note on your player's registration form if you would be willing to play on any team they are selected for. Each team will play the appropriate level at tournaments, that is to say if 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.
We have a very good handle on coaching for the upcoming season and will announce our coaches for each team at tryouts, once we get a feel for how many teams we will have at each age level. If you are interested in an assistant coaching position, please feel free to email Chad.
Our intention is to have the same team attending each tournament. We will 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 replace them with alternates on that team). Building team chemistry and player familiarity helps team and individual player success, so having our full selected team at each practice and tournament is something we value. If you are not able to fully commit to all the practices and tournaments, please reach out to Chad Forsman so we can discuss options for your player and make sure that having him or her tryout is best for the team and for the player.
Tryout and Program Costs
The cost for tryouts will be $35 per player. Teams will be posted on Sunday following the final session. If your player is selected a Parent/Player meeting will follow the posting. The cost for the season will be approximately $500; a $200 non-refundable deposit is required following the posting of teams during the Parent/Player meeting to secure your players roster spot. It is our intention to attend 5 tournaments over the course of the season. This 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 $75.00. If you are only in need of individual items they can also be purchased separately. Jersey numbers will be assigned first to returning players. Please indicate your player's top 3 jersey number choices on the tryout application.
Tentative 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, and then a practice prior to a tournament in the hosting city, if ice time can be secured. The 4 practice weekends will be:
Although the tournaments have not been fully scheduled at this time, our anticipated tournament schedule for teams is as follows:
Late October Tournament, most likely in Denver - likely October 29-31
Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament - Likely Silversticks - Nov. 24-28
New Years Tournament - Vegas - Dec 30-Jan 2
MLK Holiday Tournament - Grizz Cup - Jan 14-17
President's Day Tournament - Littleton - Feb 18-21
We are optimistic that the issues we faced last season are mostly behind us and we can look forward to having a "normal" hockey season this year. We do greatly appreciate the hockey community in Wyoming and the surrounding states and are really looking forward to the season.
Please know it is not our intent to recruit players who have already committed to another travel team for the upcoming season. We are not privy to rosters from other programs and as such do not know who has already committed to other travel squads.
If your player is interested in trying out for the 2021-2022 season, please complete the registration form and return it to Chad Forsman via email, text, mail, or in person. We do request registrations are submitted prior to tryouts so that we can best prepare the tryout sessions, but will accept walk-in players registering at tryouts.
We look forward to seeing you in Casper!
Wyoming Cutthroats Hockey
5410 S. Oak
Casper, WY 82601
For interest in the 18U select squad