RMHS Selects European Hockey Tour

RMHS Selects Tour 
March 25 - April 2, 2017
Engelberg, Switzerland

RMHS is proud to bring you the 2017 RMHS Selects Tour, March 25 - April 2, to Engelberg, Switzerland. The RMHS Selects, formerly the Colorado Premier Hockey Tours, will be made up of current High School and Midget aged players (birth years 1997 – 2000), 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


Coaching Staff
The 2017 RMHS Selects Tour will be directed and coached by:

Bryan Smith:

  • Owner/President, Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools
  • Director of Hockey Operations & Player Development, Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association
  • Regional Scout, Brookings Blizzard, NAHL
  • Regional Scout, Victoria Royals, WHL

Alec Hines

  • Head Coach, Dakota Ridge High School
  • Former Pro Coach and 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 housed in the Hotel St. Jakob, 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 off 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 motor coach and cog wheel 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 2015 Tour. The final 2017 Tour itinerary will be released in the spring but will look almost identical.

Saturday, March 25 Depart US
Sunday, March 26 Arrive Zurich, transfer to Engelberg, 5:30pm Practice, Group Welcome Dinner 7:15pm
Monday, March 27 9:00am practice, Optional Ski Day, Game vs EVZ Zug 7:15pm
Tuesday, March 28 AM practice TBA, Lucerne sightseeing trip, Game vs HC Innerschwyz - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 29 9:00am practice, Optional Ski Day, Game vs EHC Dubendorf - 7:15pm
Thursday, March 30 Jungfraujoch Trip, full day 
Friday, March 31 9:00am Practice - Optional Ski Day, Game vs EHC Bulach - 7:15pm
Saturday, April 1 Optional Ski Day, Game vs EHC Witherthur - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 2 Depart Zurich International Airport for US

Tour Fees*:
Players:                     $2,195
Parents (single):        $1,795
Parents (double):       $1,595
Parents (triple):         $1,395


Fundraising Page:
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 2017 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 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 26, 2017. Please schedule a return flight anytime after 12 noon on Sunday, April 2, 2017.


Parents:
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.