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The youth hockey 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 Capital One Arena during intermission of a Washington Capitals home game! Registration is open to all youth hockey players at the Mite (8U), Squirt (10U), Peewee (12U), and High School (14U, 16U, 18U) age groups (determined by your USA Hockey age classification). There is a non-refundable program fee of $10 to participate.

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 Capital One Arena during intermission of a Capitals home game.

The winners at all levels including Mite (8U), Squirt (10U), Peewee (12U), and High School (14U, 16U, 18U) will get a VIP experience from the Capitals.

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

Registration for 2017 is now CLOSED. You may contact the Capitals Youth Hockey Department at or 202-266-2352 if you have any additional questions.

*Please note that the Bantam(14U) and Midget (16U & 18U) 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 and West Virginia residents have the option of any location. Pennsylvania and Delaware residents may enroll for a Maryland location. All registration should be completed by level as determined by USA Hockey age classification.