TW Tryout Info 2015-2016 Season
Per USA Hockey guidelines we cannot open 2015 registration until the National tournament is over which is March 30th. On April 1st we will officially open registration for the 2015-2016 season. U16 & U18 Skaters should plan to attend an open tryout on May 16th-17th. Those skaters doing well enough in the first tryout may receive an invite to our final camp May 29th-31st 2015. The U14's only tryout during the May 29th-31st weekend. After the final camp we will select our final TW teams. Plans for 2015 is to have a U14, U16, U18 and Elite Prep Team. We select our U16, U18 & Elite Prep team from the final camp. Goalies who attend the WAHA Player Development tryouts may receive an invite to our open camp May 16th-17th. For those that don't attend or don't get selected from the WAHA tryout we will have an open Goalie tryout on May 2nd and/or May 3rd.
Our Elite Prep Team the past two years has been made up of ~12 fifteen year olds and ~8 sixteen year olds. The Elite Prep team plays in a 17U Minnesota league and the competition is higher then most U16 AAA programs across the nation.
USA Hockey 2015 NTDP taps into TW 16U Boys.
USA Hockey has released their National Development Program invitees which includes two Wisconsin players, both are current TW 16U Boys/WIAA players. Congrats to TW 16U & Stevens Point High School Brock Caufield and TW 16U & Madison West High School Mick Messner. Best of luck to these young men at the tryout. Brock is currently committed to Ohio State and Mick is committed to Wisconsin.
TW 14U & 16U Boys Tier 1 2015 State Champions
Congrats to the TW 14U & 16U Boys on winning the WAHA 2015 Tier 1 State Tournament and moving on to Central Districts. TW Elite Prep notched a 4-0 win over the Mil Jr Ads 15U to start out the weekend, TW 18U went 1-1 on the weekend. Combined the 4 Boys TW teams went 7-1-1 on the weekend.
Luke Strand returns to his TW roots and calls up TW U18 Anthony Stillwell to USHL Caps
TW would like to wish Tony (TW U18 and Notre Dame High School) the best of luck as he moves on to the next stage of his life and hockey career. Tony will finish out the sping with the USHL Caps joining many of his old TW and Notre Dame teammates under USHL Coach Strand. Congrats and best of luck to Tony and Coach Strand. Looking forward to seeing you in a Badger sweater Tony.
Why play High School Hockey
Great article on NHL players and their Minn High School Experience. College Coaches are taking note and prioritizing Team Wisconsin games and players as part of their fall and spring recruitment, many of the TW/Wisc HS players are moving on to College and some to the NHL. I'm sure if you ask them we would hear similar experiences as our neighbors to the west.
TW Current & Alumni players taking it to the next level (95-99 birth years)
TW Alumni Jacob Kupsky playing in the NAHL commits to Union
TW U16 & Madison West Mick Messner commits to D1 UW Badgers
Congratulations to TW U16 & Madison West Mick Messner on securing a D1 commitment to UW Badgers.
TW U18 & Sheboygan Red Raider Collin Peters called up to USHL
TW would like to congratulate Collin on his call up to the USHL in Jan 2015. Collin will finish the 2014-2015 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Best of luck to Collin and one step closer to putting on that Northern Michigan sweater you earned.
Congrats to TW alumni Brett Gruber & Mason Appleton who committed to D1 Arizona State and Michigan State University
Congratulations to Brett and Mason on securing D1 commitments at ASU & MSU. As former members of TW and Notre Dame HS we are thrilled to see the hard work both of you have put in during HS and after in the BCHL/USHL paying off. Best of luck and look forward to seeing you in an ASU & MSU sweater.
Taking it to the Next Level!
Team Wisconsin would like to congratulate Brock Caufield on his recent commitment to play at Ohio State!
Brock is a member of our 2014-15 U16 Team and is also attending and playing for Stevens Point High School.
News Release: TW on the NHL Radar
TW is proud to be respresented on the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary 2015 Players to Watch list. Current TW U18 playerAdam Parsells along with recent TW Alumni Kevin Conley (Youngstown - USHL) and Tristan Rostagno (Amarillo - NAHL)are this year's list. Click here NHL.COM details
News Release: Matthew Berkovitz drafted by NHL Anaheim Ducks
TW would like to congratulate Matthew Berkovitz (TW U18) for being selected in 2014 NHL draft by the Anaheim Ducks. Matthew had a difficult decision a year ago to stay and play TW/WIAA or leave home and play in the USHL. Fortunately for Matthew, his decision to stay and play TW helped to raise his value to the NHL Scouts. Matthew was a cornerstone of TW U18's defensive core and his play in the UMEL during the fall and his play in the USA Hockey National Tournament earned Matthew these honors. Congrats and best of luck. Click here NHL.COM details
News Release: Senators sign forward Max McCormick to entry-level contract
TW would like to congratulate Max McCormick. Max is a former Team Wisconsin U16 & U18, WEHL U16, Notre Dame HS and WIAA 2010 Player of the Year signs NHL contract with Ottawa. Click Here for more information.
Team Wisconsin Coaching Update
TW would like to congratulate Luke Strand on his new opportunity as Head Coach and General Manager of the Madison Capitols USHL franchise. TW fully appreciates everything he brought to our program. Coach Strand was instrumental in player development, which led to multiple U16s drafted in the USHL, Division 1 Scholarships and a 2014 National Championship. As players earn their opportunity within our program, coaches are no different. Success leads to opportunity. Best wishes to Coach Strand on his new opportunity.
TW will remain a great place for players to develop both on and off the ice. The 2013-14 Season defines this thought process. In the 2013-14 season we had 15 players drafted in the USHL, 7 players receive D1 commitments and 5 players make the NHL watch list. Compare those numbers to other Tier 1 programs and you will see we are doing things right and the WIAA + TW combination is working in Wisconsin.
Having Coach Strand in our program allowed many of our coaches to mentor under him this past year and understand, teach and implement the changes in the game.
Team Wisconsin returns coaches from the 2013-14, which allows for consistency for the 2014-15 season:
- U14 Head Coach Brad Byce (TW 2013-14 U16 Coach and winner of multiple Tier 1 National Titles!)
- U16 Head Coach Paul Caufield (TW 2013-14 U14 Coach and National Quarterfinalist)
- U16 Assistant Coach Craig Johnson (TW 2013-14 U16 Assistant Coach)
- U15 Head Coach Bob Schroeder (TW 2013-14 U15 Prep Development Coach)
We are interviewing numerous candidates for the U18 Head Coach and will have that position filled in the next few weeks.
Team Wisconsin provides high school hockey players an aggressive Tier 1 schedule giving them great exposure and opportunity. TW U14,U16 and U18 play a top five Tier 1 schedule in the country, as determined by MyHockeyRankings.com strength of schedule calculations. The foundation of our success is based on player development, competition and great coaching, all of which will be a foundation of our success going forward.
Congratulations to All TW Players Drafted in the USHL "2014"
Team Wisconsin is proud to recognize the following players drafted into the USHL this year:
|Carver Watson - Sioux City Phase 1 2nd Round #8
Davis Bunz - Sioux Falls Phase 1 6th Round #6
Mason Appleton - Tri City Phase 2 1st round #3 overall
Jake Bressner - Chicago Phase 2 2nd Round #19
Alec Broetzman - Cedar Rapids Phase 2 4th Round #67
Luke Davison - Fargo Phase 2 6th Round #101
Brett Gruber - Cedar Rapids Phase 2 7th Round #107
Chuck Bennis - Fargo Phase 2 6th Round #100
|Aaron Miller - Waterloo Phase 2 8th Round #135
Charlie Parker - Chicago Phase 2 9th Round #150
Collin Appleton - Fargo Phase 2 10th Round #152
Trenton Bliss – Green Bay, Phase 2 10th Round #193
Sean Driscoll - Des Moines, Phase 2 14th Round #219
William Jerry – Madison Caps, Phase 2 19th Round #303
Cole Paskus - Sioux City, Phase 2 round 21 #341
"I think it is a tribute to the TW teams, staffs and schedule. It is growth for Wisconsin hockey which is the exact direction we need for the the state. A successful step for Team Wisconsin." -Luke Strand
Congratulations 2013-14 Boys U16 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!
With goal from Tony Stillwell (Assist to Broetzman and Pelton-Byce) in the FOURTH OVERTIME, Team Wisconsin comes away with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Thunderbirds! Congrats to Coach Byce, Coach Strand, Coach Johnson and all the boys on a GREAT WEEKEND capping off a GREAT SEASON!
The TW U14 and U18 Teams also had very successful championship runs: The U18 squad finished 3rd overall and the U14 boys made it to the final 8 with their only losses against the two teams that ended up in the championship. TW overall had 11 wins and 4 losses. That's impressive for any organization, but for teams that split up for four months of the season, it's extra impressive. Great job to the all the players, TW coaches and high school coaches that helped with the 2013-14 season!
Congratulations 2013-14 Boys Elite Prep Development Team
2013 Bauer World Hockey Invite - AAA Vapor Division Champions - Chicago, IL!
Congratulations 2013-14 Boys U16
2013 NAHL Tournament Champions - Blaine, MN!
Congratulations to 2012-13 TW-U16
Warrior Invitational Tournament Champions!
Team Wisconsin U16 players make D1 verbal commitments
Congratulations to Matt Berkovitz; University of Wisconsin and Tristan Rostagno; Michigan Tech.
Team Wisconsin U16 Wins the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament
Congratulations to the Team Wisconsin U16 group on becoming the 2011 Tier 1 Wisconsin State Champions