2022 Team Midwest Tryout Information
Tryout pre-registration for Team Midwest is now open.
Tryout Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 to 10:00 am
Location: MidAmerican Energy RecPlex (6500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266)
Tryout Fee: $50 per player
Tryouts for Team Midwest, the MAHA’s entry in the 2022 America’s High School Hockey Showcase, is open to all SOPHMORES (new this year), junior and senior high school players in the Midwest Affiliate. The Showcase will take place April 21-25 in St. Louis, Missouri. Team Midwest is coached by Dave Wilkie and Rick Baker and team managers are Mike and Jessica Hurd.
Be sure to read the Welcome Players and Parents letter below to understand the full commitment and requirements players are expected to make.
Tryout fee is $50 per player. Download required forms below, fill out and deliver the day of tryouts. Please bring a printed copy of your players USAH membership confirmation number. It is the one with the barcode. It can be found at www.usahockey.com. Under players and parents select registration, then scroll to request duplicate registration confirmation. Be sure to submit the Online Registration Form to give us a heads up on how many might come to try outs. You will need your USAH membership number for that form as well.
Tryout fee and forms due before you can enter the locker room!
Team selection will take place the day of tryouts. If selected, you are expected to pay the $1,100 participation fee the day of tryouts.
Submit Online Form to Pre-Register for Tryouts
Welcome Players & Parents
America's Showcase will take place from April 21-25, 2022, in St. Louis, MO. The MHSHL Team Midwest staff is honored to have the opportunity to be involved with the top High School players in the MHSHL. We feel that America's High School Showcase offers players a great opportunity to be exposed to Junior, College and Professional Scouts from throughout the USA and Canada and the honor to represent the Midwest in the best High School Hockey event in North America.
It is very important that all players trying out for this team understand the requirements and the commitment they are expected to make. With the short amount of time MHSHL must put this Team together, it is to each player's benefit to cooperate with the Coaching Staff. We would like all players to understand the following points
Tryouts - Tryouts are March 19th 11am-1pm at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex (6500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266). The try out fee is $50. Only four players from one team can be selected, this includes goaltenders. THIS IS A SHOWCASE RULE. We must have a minimum of 18 skaters and 2 goalies with a maximum roster of 25. All players must have played 50% or more on a Midwest Hockey League Team for the 2021-2022 season.
Commitment - If you are selected to be on the team, practice will be held at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex (6500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266). Times and exact dates will be announced. These are the weekends available until the tournament. In the past we have had a two hour practice each weekend.
All commitments to your current team will be over by then (unless your team is participating in the USA Hockey National Championships). It will be impossible to put this team together and make us all proud of our effort without the commitment of each player for the few weeks preceding the America's High School Showcase event. Your commitment during this time is required. The team will be traveling to St. Louis on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, and returning sometime Monday, April 25th, depending on how we finish. We contracted with Cit Charters and will depart first from Des Moines and make a stop in Iowa City before traveling to St. Louis.
Team Fees - If you are chosen to play for Team Midwest Showcase, on the day of tryouts you will need to have a $1100 check or money order made out to: Team Midwest. This money covers Bus, Hotel, Ice time, Warm-ups, Team Apparel, Jerseys/socks, Food, Snacks, Showcase Fees, etc. The only money a player would need to bring to the showcase, would be for personal items or gifts.
For further questions please contact:
Mike and Jessica Hurd
Team Midwest General Managers