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 Evaluations document under the Resources tab. Depending on player numbers and skill at the different levels, we may host AA, A, B1, B, B2 and C teams.
Our home rink is the Charles M. Schulz 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.
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 p.m. on weekdays. Younger players usually have earlier practices times and the Bantam/15U players typically practice later in the evening.
Players in this program must purchase our club jerseys, socks and breezer covers. You can find more information about this here or under our Resources tab.
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.
Some additional fees may apply:
- Bantam B1 and above play longer games. A $250/player fee to help cover the additional ice needed.
- Teams that have paid non-parent coaches, generally some higher level Bantam and/or Peewee teams, will have an additional $250/player fee to help cover those additional costs.
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.
Evaluations will begin mid-September.
Team practices will begin for most teams immediately following the evaluation period.
Registration fees for 2022-23 season:
- Squirt - $ 1,225
- Squirt Goalie - $985
- Pee Wee - $1,475
- Pee Wee Goalie - $1,110
- Bantam - $1,625
- Bantam Goalie - $1,210
Some additional fees may apply:
Bantam B1 and above play longer games. A $250/player fee will be assessed to these teams to help cover the additional ice needed.
Teams that have paid non-parent coaches, generally some higher-level Bantam and/or higher-level Peewee teams, will have an additional $250/player fee to help cover those additional costs.
Registration is open through August 10th. Late registration fees will be assessed after August 10th.
We are offering a 5-month payment plan. Everyone registering must choose the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org