Squirt-Bantam

The Capitals program for boys has a long history of providing a competitive experience for players. At each age division, teams are grouped by ability level with practices and games tailored to each group’s ability level. While we strive to develop each player’s skating and shooting ability, we also emphasize helping players grow individually and as a team. The success of our program speaks for itself. Boys from our program regularly go on to play high school hockey at Cretin Derham Hall, Highland, Saint Paul Academy and Saint Thomas Academy, among others. Our program is designed to place skaters on a team with other players at similar skill levels. All players will be evaluated. Refer to our "Evaluation Process" document under our Resources tab. Depending on player numbers and skill at the different levels, we may host AA, A, B1, B, B2 and C teams.

Ages

This program is designed for players age 9 through 15.

When

Evaluations are typically held the last two weeks of September. Team selections are typically held the first Saturday of October. Practices will begin immediately following team selections. The season goes through February and sometimes into March, depending on how far teams advance in Districts.

Where

Our home rink is the Charles Schultz Highland Arena located at 800 S. Snelling Avenue, St Paul, Mn 55116. Practices and home games are also held at several other rinks including, but not limited to, West Side Arena, Drake (SPA) Arena, Pleasant Arena, Oscar Johnson Arena and Minnehaha Arena.

Practices

Practice schedules vary depending on the level and game schedule. Squirt players typically practice 3-4 times per week, Peewee players typically practice 4-5 times per week , Bantam players typically practices 5-6 times per week. We do not run a set schedule, so players can practice any day of the week. Practices are typically held no earlier than 5:20 p.m. on weekdays. Younger players usually have earlier practices times and the Bantam/15U players typically practice later in the evening.

Games

Teams in the program play full-ice games. Each level is scheduled for 16 district games. In addition to district games, coaches and managers will schedule scrimmages and each team will play in at least two tournaments during the season.

Jerseys

Players in this program must purchase our club jerseys, socks and breezer covers. You can find more information about this under our Resources tab.

Additional Costs

Your team manager maintains a team bank account to cover expenses such as referee fees for scrimmages, additional tournaments beyond the two each team is allotted and any additional expenses the team manager/coach may anticipate. At the start of the season each family will be asked for a deposit to get that account started. The amount varies by team, but is typically $100-$200.

2021-22

We look forward to another great year of hockey for you and your family, and are excited to officially get things started!

The first step of your registration should begin with your USA Hockey registration, before returning to this site to complete Registration with the Capitals.

Make sure to read our volunteer and fundraiser requirements before registration.  Those can be found in the Parent section under the Resources tab on our website.

Evaluations
Evaluations will begin mid-September. Evaluation schedules will be posted to our website and an email will go out as soon as they are finalized.  

Team practices will begin for most teams immediately following the 2-week evaluation period.

Fees
Registration fees for 2021-22 season:

  • Squirt - $ 1220
  • Squirt Goalie - $985
  • Pee Wee - $1385
  • Pee Wee Goalie - $1110
  • Bantam** - $1500
  • Bantam Goalie - $1210

**Bantam AA/A players will be assessed a $500 team fee and Bantam B1 players will be assessed a $250 team fee after teams are announced.

Registration is open July 15th-August 15th.  Late registration fees will be assessed after August 15th.

Payments
This season we are offering one payment plan.  The payment plan will be spread out equally for 5 months.  Everyone registering must choose this payment plan. No offline payments are allowed this season.

Thank you for your participation.  We look forward to seeing your skater on the ice - and you in the arena in September!

Questions? Contact Katie Murphy at spcha.ops@gmail.com

 

 

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