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Top Shelf Hockey Tryouts

Location Mid-American Rec Plex | Des Moines, IA
Event Date(s) Aug 28, 2021 to Aug 29, 2021
Ages 16 to 18
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Event Description

Top Shelf Hockey

Fall Development Series


TOP SHELF HOCKEY MIDWEST, LLC continues the commitment to PLAYER DEVELOPMENT. The goal of the Fall Development Series (FDS) is to create additional, pre-season, on-ice opportunities for more players within the Midwest Amateur Hockey Association (MWAHA) affiliate at the 18U level.

The inaugural season of the FDS will offer competitive games, coached by experienced coaches, and take place prior to the start of the high school season. Similar to what is offered with the Upper Midwest High School Elite League in Minnesota, the FDS will strive to further develop the depth of talent within the affiliate. Players will participate in a weekend long evaluation with practice style drills and scrimmages. At the conclusion of tryouts, players will be rated and drafted by the coaches onto four teams.

To Register & Participate in tryouts, you must have a 2021 - 2022 USA Hockey Confirmation Number.
If you do not have a number yet, you can register here: https://membership.usahockey.com/

Date: August 28th - 29th, 2021
Age: 18U
Cost: $100

Location: Mid-American Rec Plex | Des Moines, IA

**This is a pre-season opportunity and will not interfere with the start of high school regular season or showcase games**

Highlights of the Fall Development Series are below:

  • Tryouts → August 28 & 29 at Mid-American Rec Plex | Des Moines, IA
    • 4 teams comprised of 12 Forwards / 8 Defense / 3 Goalies
    • Open to any 18U MWAHA players, does not have to be MHSHL participants
    • 4.5 hours of evaluations with a non-refundable fee of $100 + processing
    • A Top Shelf Hockey FDS Tryout Jersey with a # will be included with the fee
    • Practice style drills & scrimmages will be used for evaluating purposes
    • At the conclusion of Tryouts, Coaches will meet & draft players onto 4 teams
  • Game Weekends will be played in Des Moines or Ames as specified by the schedule
    • Games will consist of 3 x 17-minute stop clock periods, specific rules to follow
    • USA Hockey officials will be used and USA Hockey game play rules will be enforced
    • Team Jerseys & Socks will be provided as part of the fee
    • Each FDS team will consist of 9 Forwards, 5 Defense, and 2 Goalies
    • Estimated FDS fee is $550 / player & $400 / Goalie (does not include Tryouts)
    • 4 round-robin style weekends with 3 games each for a total of 12 games
    • Standings, Results, & Stats will be recorded and updated – the App for that is TBD
    • Based on points earned with tie-breakers, the top 2 will play a 13th game

Schedule of Events: Unless specified different, events will take place at the MidAmerican
Rec Plex in Des Moines, IA. Tryout & Game Times are 1.5 hours in duration

August 28 - 29
September 18 - 19
September 25 - 26
October 2 - 3
October 9 - 10
MidAmerican Rec Plex
MidAmerican Rec Plex
Location: TBD
Location: TBD
MidAmerican Rec Plex

Championship Game to be based on a points system with the
TOP 2 teams facing off on Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 PM

Coaches who are committed to this are listed and we are continuing to take applications:
Rob Rose, Doug Borud, Dave Elliston, Brian Wierson, Scott Long

Email inquiries to Brian Wierson at Brian@top5helf.com