RMHS Selects Tour
March 21-29, 2020
RMHS is proud to bring you the 2020 RMHS Selects Tour, the dates are March 21-29, 2020 and we will be traveling to Engelberg, Switzerland. The RMHS Selects will be made up of current High School and Midget aged players (birth years 2001 – 2005), and is intended to provide our players the opportunity to compete internationally against teams from across Switzerland and central Europe. The team will have four (4), 1-hour practices prior to playing 5 full length games in the Sporting Park Engelberg.
"This trip allowed me to gain a whole new perspective on hockey, while experiencing the cultural side of Europe. The team bonded well in a very short amount of time. If you have the chance to participate do it. The coaches at RMHS will help you further your skills in hockey." -Dain Austin, Flagstaff High School
The 2020 RMHS Selects Tour will be directed and coached by:
Bryan Smith: Tour Director
- Owner/President, Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools
- Director of Hockey Operations & Player Development, Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association
- Regional Scout, Brookings Blizzard, NAHL, Former
- Regional Scout, Victoria Royals, WHL, Former
The RMHS Selects will play 5 games against local Swiss Junior Elite and Junior Top teams. Each game will consist of 3, 20-minute stop time periods, a 15-minute warm-up and a zamboni break between periods. All games will be played in the Sporting Park Engelberg.
All players will housed in the Obwalden Youth Hostel, while the family members will be staying in the Hotel Sonnwendhof, both minutes from the rink and downtown Engelberg. All games and practices will take place in the Sporting Park Engelberg.
Engelberg is a world-class ski resort with two distinct resorts on opposite sides on the valley that offer the best of European style skiing. Optional ski days are scheduled whenever a team sightseeing trip is not previously scheduled (see below for details on days and sightseeing activities) and participants will be on there own to decide if they want to ski or not. Those players who chose not to ski will have the day off and be free to sightsee in town. There will be a coach responsible for all players not skiing and will accompany them in town each day.
Day Trip #1:
The team will travel from Engelberg to old-town Lucerne to visit this beautiful city. We will travel both directions by train.
Day Trip #2:
In addition, based on final game schedules, we may schedule a full-day trip up the Jungfraujoch, the “Top Of Europe”. The Jungfraujoch is the highest railway and weather station in the world. The cost of the Jungfraujoch ticket is covered for the players only as it is an optional sightseeing day for the parents. In the past many parents have chosen to have the day off that day, while it is mandatory for the players to attend with the entire coaching and management staff.
All in-country transportation is provided for all players and parents alike. Transportation to and from the airport, as well as to and from the Jungfraujoch will be provided by private motor coach and cog wheel train. Transportation for the Lucerne sightseeing trip will be done via in-country transit train.
All interested players must submit the online RMHS Selects Tour Application Form available by clicking the green Apply Now! button at the top of this page, or by CLICKING HERE. Upon receipt of the completed application form, the RMHS Selects Staff will contact each players’ coach for an in-depth player recommendation and evaluation.
The itinerary shown below is the actual itinerary from the 2017 Tour. The final 2019 Tour itinerary will be released in the spring but will look almost identical.
|Saturday, March 21||Depart US|
|Sunday, March 22||Arrive Zurich, transfer to Engelberg, 5:30pm Practice, Group Welcome Dinner 7:15pm|
|Monday, March 23||9:00am practice, Optional Ski Day, Game vs TBA 8:15pm|
|Tuesday, March 24||9:00am practice TBA, Lucerne sightseeing trip, Game vs Argovia Stars - 7:45pm|
|Wednesday, March 25||9:00am practice, Optional Ski Day, Game vs HC Innerschwyz - 7:45pm|
|Thursday, March 26||Jungfraujoch Trip, full day|
|Friday, March 27||9:00am Practice - Optional Ski Day, Game vs HC Illnau-Effretikon - 8:00pm|
|Saturday, March 28||Optional Ski Day, Game vs HC Luzern - 2:30pm|
|Sunday, March 29||Depart Zurich International Airport for US|
Parents (single): $1,950
Parents (double): $1,750
Parents (triple): $1,550
We have once again setup a fundraising page for any and all players that want to try and raise money to help cover the cost of their tour. The tour fundraising page for the 2020 RMHS Selects Tour can be found at MyTourFundraising.com. To create your own personal page and start raising money, simply click the "Start Raising Money Today!" link at the top of the page and then send the info requested to the email address provided on the page. Please check the MyTourFundraising.com website for more details!
This ALL-INCLUSIVE package includes transportation to and from airport, four (4) 1-hour practices and 5 games, all in-country transportation, accommodations, breakfast and 3-course dinner daily, all stated off day tours, transfer fees, and RMHS Selects custom team jersey, practice jersey, socks, bag, and hoodie/jacket. Players and parents traveling with the team are responsible for their own flights to and from Switzerland and must meet the Team Bus at the Zurich International Airport by 10:00 am on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. Please schedule a return flight anytime after 12 noon on Sunday March 29, 2020. Flights are NOT included.
This package includes transportation to and from airport, all stated off day tours, all in-country transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast, and transfer fees. Flights are NOT included.