RMHS Ice Hockey Switzerland Tour

RMHS Selects Tour 

Date TBA, 2022

Engelberg, Switzerland

 

RMHS is proud to bring you the 2022 RMHS Selects Tour, the dates are March TBA, 2022 and we will be travelling to Engelberg, Switzerland. The RMHS Selects will be made up of current High School and Midget aged players (birth years 2003 – 2006), and is intended to provide our players with 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

 

Coaching Staff

The 2022 RMHS Selects Tour will be directed and coached by:

 

Bryan Smith - Tour Director/Associate Head Coach

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

James Angelicola - Associate Head Coach

Cherry Creek HS, CHASSA, Varsity & JV, Assistant Coach

Private Lesson Instructor

Syracuse Stars, EMJHL, Player

New England College, NCAA DIII, Player

 

Game Formats

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.

 

Accommodations

All players will be 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.

 

Skiing

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.

 

Sightseeing

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 of that day, while it is mandatory for the players to attend with the entire coaching and management staff.

 

Transportation:

?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 motorcoach and cogwheel train. Transportation for the Lucerne sightseeing trip will be done via in-country transit train.

 

Selection Process:

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.

 

Itinerary

The itinerary shown below is the actual itinerary from the 2020 Tour. The final 2021 Tour itinerary will be released in the spring but will look almost identical.

Below is the former sample schedule 2022 schedule to be announced soon! 

Saturday, March 21 Depart US

Sunday, March 22 Arrive Zurich, transfer to Engelberg, 6:15 pm Practice, Group Welcome Dinner 7:30 pm

Monday, March 23 9:00 am practice, Optional Ski Day, Game vs EHC Thun 8:15 pm

Tuesday, March 24 7:00 am practice, Lucerne sightseeing trip, Game vs EHC Wetzikon - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 25 9:00 am practice, Optional Ski Day, Game vs SC Lagenthal - 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 26 Jungfraujoch Trip, full day 

Friday, March 27 Optional Ski Day, Game vs EHC Illnau-Ellfretikon- 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 28 Optional Ski Day, Game vs Bern 96 - 2:30 pm

Sunday, March 29 Depart Zurich International Airport for US

 

Tour Fees*:

Players:                     $2,395

Parents (single):        $1,950

Parents (double):       $1,750

Parents (triple):         $1,550

 

Fundraising Page:

We have once again set up 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 2022 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!

 

Players:

This ALL-INCLUSIVE package includes transportation to and from the 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 travelling 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 TBA, 2022. Please schedule a return flight anytime after 12 noon on Sunday, March TBA, 2022. Flights are NOT included.

 

Parents:

This package includes transportation to and from the airport, all stated off day tours, all in-country transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast, and transfer fees. Flights are NOT included.