Preliminary rounds kick off the first weekend in August (6th and 7th) and will continue throughout the month in various Maryland and Virginia ice rinks. The tournament is open to all youth hockey players at the mite, squirt, peewee, bantam, and midget age groups (determined by USA Hockey age classifications).
Last season more than 350 local youth hockey players participated in the shootout competition. The finalists were awarded with a personalized Capitals jersey that they wore during the finals that took place in front of thousands of fans at Verizon Center during an intermission of a Washington Capitals home game. This season skaters who make it to the finals will get to enjoy this same honor.
You can register at www.WashingtonCaps.com/localshootout
. Sign up for the event is on a first-come-first-serve basis and spaces are limited. To see the profiles of last season’s finalist and the results click here