There is an exciting opportunity around the corner for high school aged girls in our affiliate to showcase their talents for scouts not only from the local area but from across the country. America's Showcase St. Louis will be held at Centene Community Ice Center from Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 24th. The showcase is designed to allow high school aged hockey players, who do not traditionally get scouted due to geographic and budgetary constraints, the opportunity to compete against other high school aged players and be seen by scouts.
Missouri Hockey is sponsoring the girls team for this event. They will cover the tournament fee (which covers 4-5 games and includes jerseys and socks.) Player evaluation fees are $55. Anyone selected to participate on Girls Team Missouri in the Showcase will incur an additional $175 fee. This additional fee covers the cost of practice ice leading up to the Showcase, Nameplates for the jerseys, a team meal, Team Missouri apparel, and small gifts for the volunteer coaching staff.
We are currently working on finalizing the coaching staff and will announce as soon as possible.
Team eligibility requirements are as follows:
1) Girls' teams shall have a minimum of seventeen (17) players including goalies and no more than 20.
2) Each team can dress no more than 18 skaters and 2 goalies for any one game.
3) Each player on a Showcase roster must have participated in at least 50% of their team's games.
4) The maximum number of team players representing any one team will be strictly limited to four (4). (If a player is dual rostered both teams are under consideration for this rule.)
Player eligibility requirements are as follows:
1) The Showcase is restricted to full-time high school students under the age of 20 as of December 31st of the previous calendar year
2) A player may only be rostered on the Showcase team which represents the geographic area in which their high school is located
3) Girls' teams are permitted up to six (6) sophomores, no freshman.
If your daughter is eligible and interested, please fill out the application form and register no later than Wednesday March 22nd, 2023. Registration fees are $55.00.
Since we are the host city, we may also be able to offer female athletes to other teams should they need additional players to fill out their rosters. The caveat is that we are only allowed to do this for female athletes who have participated in the Team Missouri tryouts. Also, other teams will charge players a tournament fee and it may be higher than our subsidized fees.
This will be the fourth Girls Team Missouri that has participated in this Showcase. Feedback from players and parents from previous years has been overwhelmingly positive.
Thanks in advance for your support of this exciting opportunity!
Missouri Hockey Director Girls/Womens Division