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This shootout competition allows participants to showcase their skills while contending to become the top shooter or goalie within their respective age bracket. The tournament is conducted in three rounds, with the finalists from each age bracket battling for the championship in front of a sellout crowd at the Verizon Center during intermission of a Washington Capitals home game! Registration is open to all youth hockey players at the Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget age groups (determined by your USA Hockey age classification). Participation is FREE.

The first, preliminary, round is held at six local ice rinks in Maryland and Virginia. The semifinal round is held at the Washington Capitals practice facility, Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. The final round for each age group will be held at the Verizon Center during intermission of a Capitals home game.

The winner of the Mite, Peewee, and HS levels will get a VIP experience from the Capitals. The winner of the Squirt Division win the opportunity to accompany the Washington Capitals Youth Hockey Staff to the 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles, California to compete against other squirt age group winners from around the NHL.

The ninth annual Washington Capitals Youth Hockey Shootout is supported by the Washington Capitals, USA Hockey, the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, and all of our local youth hockey organizations.

Registration for 2016 is now closed, and we're looking forward to the Squirt finals on October 18th at Verizon Center during #CapsAvs. You may contact the Capitals Youth Hockey Department at or 202-266-2352 if you have any additional questions.

*Please note that the Bantam and Midget age brackets were combined to form the "High School" age bracket.

**Note: All Virginia and Maryland residents must register at facilities within respective state. District of Columbia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania residents have the option to register at any facility. All registration should be completed by level as determined by USA Hockey age classification.