Tryouts for the Capitals and Oakleaf’s High school hockey teams have been set for May 20-21, 2020 at the Buccaneer Arena. The registration for tryouts will be available April 1-April 30, a link to the registration will be sent via email and posted online on April 1. Tryouts are open to any player who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2020-2021 season.
If your player intends to tryout please save these important dates.
Congratulations to Des Moines Oak Leafs senior Carter Hobbs and Des Moines Capitals senior Will Young on receiving a $1000 Scholarship Award in honor of Craig Long. While his son, Scott is currently the coach of the Des Moines Oak Leafs, Craig Long was a long time and avid supporter of hockey in Des Moines. After his passing, the Des Moines Youth Hockey Association established this scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating senior as a way to honor and remember Craig and his contributions to hockey in Des Moines. Pictured here are Carter Hobbs, Doug Borud from Des Moines Youth Hockey, Craig Long’s 5 children and Will Young.
Capitals have secured spots in the state tournament.
Players/Parent/Fans - Join us on Friday 12/13 for Ugly Sweater night!
Des Moines Capitals out shopping tonight for our Adopt-a-Family. Merry Christmas to everyone . It’s a Great Day to be a Capital!
Dec 26 ------ Capitals Youth Hockey Clinic
Mite, Squirt, and Peewee age groups
Click here to register.
2019 Turkey Cup Celebration
Dec 28 - Capitals Alumni Game (5:30-6:30) followed by Alumni Party @ The Ridgemont
Jan 19 - Chili Feed
Feb 29 - Senior Night
Apr 4 - End of Year Banquet
The merchandise table will be open in the lounge during JV game Jan. 18th and 19th
The 2019-20 season draft results are in. Welcome to the Capitals!
Thank you to everyone that tried out and Congratulations to our newest Capitals.
It's a great day to be a Capital!
Capitals/Oakleafs tryouts Wednesday 5/29 7:00p-9:45p (Oakleafs) and Thursday 5/30 6p-8:45p (Capitals) @ Bucs arena. Good Luck to all players that are trying out.
Please note: There is an informational meeting planned in the lounge for all incoming parents on Wednesday 5/29 at 8:30 pm
Capitals have scheduled another Saturday skate, on May 11th at 12:30 pm group 1 and 1:45 pm for group 2. If you're player skated in group 1 today (April 27th) at 9:00 am then you will skate Saturday, May 11th at 10:45-11:45 pm group 1. If you skated in the group 2 today (April 27th) at 10:15 am then you will skate Saturday, May 11th at 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. We have added 15 minutes to our Tuesday Skate
Tuesday, April 30th 8:30 pm-9:45 pm Both Groups at Bucs Arena
Tuesday, May 7th 8:30 pm-9:45 pm Both Groups at Bucs Arena
Saturday, May 11th 10:45 pm-11:45 pm Group 1 at Bucs Arena
Saturday, May 11th 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Group 2 at Bucs Arena
Tuesday, May 21st 8:30 pm-9:45 pm Both Groups at Bucs Arena
Registration for the 2019 Capitals and Oakleafs tryouts is NOW available. These tryouts are open to all players in the DSM metro area who will be in grades 9-12for the 2019/2020 school year, an informational flyer with more details is attached.
The spring tryouts will take place on Wednesday 5/29 and Thursday 5/30 at Buccaneer arena. A link below will direct you to the online registration which must be completed to be eligible for the tryouts:
Please note that the deadline to register is Sunday May 12.
Sept 5 - Parent meeting
Sept 9 - Concussion testing @ 2:00pm / BBQ @ 3:00pm / Team pictures @ 5:45pm
Oct 5, 6 and 7 - High School Hockey Showcase brought to you by the Des Moines Capitals, Oak Leafs and Buccaneers - 2018 High School Hockey Showcase Schedule
Oct 27 and 28 - Opening weekend in Sioux City
Nov 20 - Turkey Cup
Dec 8 - Chili feed
Dec 22 - Capitals Holiday 3 on 3 tournament - 5:15pm to 9:15pm @ Bucs Arena [Registration Form]
Dec 27 - Capitals Youth Hockey Clinic
Dec 28 - Capitals Alumni Party @ The Ridgemont
Feb 16 - Senior Night
Mar 9 - End of Year Banquet
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