The Colorado Prep Hockey League (CPHL) was founded in 2012 to support player development and readiness for the Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Winter Hockey season. The CPHL is a USA Hockey and Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) sanctioned league.
The Castle View Sabercat Hockey Program fields two teams for the COED CPHL season; a Varsity Tier 1 (T1) and a Varsity Tier 2 (T2) team. The Varsity T1 team competes for a spot in the USA Hockey High School National Tournament which takes place at the end of March.
Teams are chosen in early August through a tryout process for eligible players.
What aged players are appropriate for this program?
Eligible Players: Male and Female players that are enrolled in grades 9 thru 12 and attend Castle View, Douglas County or Rock Canyon High Schools or that will attend online school or home school and live in the DC, CV or Rock Canyon districts.
What time of the year does this program run?
The season begins with tryouts in August and runs until playoffs in mid-November.
There are no "off" weeks during the CPHL season. Practices and games can occur during school holidays and during Fall Break.
Where are practices and games typically held?
Practices and home games are held at the Family Sports Center or the South Suburban Sports Center. Games may be played across the metro region.
When are practices and how often are they?
Teams practice 3 times per week on the ice and have 2 professionally lead off-ice gym workouts at The Drill House. Goalies also receive 2 extra training sessions per month with Mountain High Hockey Goalie Club.
How many games will they play? What days of the week?
The Varsity T1 Team will play in 1 local pre-season tournament and 1 out of state, in-season tournament. The regular season games usually fall on Fridays and Saturdays. The total number of games is between 18 - 25 games.
The Varsity T2 Team will play in 2 local pre-season tournaments and 1 out of state in-season tournament. The regular season games are mostly Fridays and Saturdays but can occur on any day. The total number of games is between 18 - 25 games.
Are uniforms provided or are they purchased separately?
Team uniforms consisting of home and away jerseys, pant shells and socks are provided and included in the team fees. Custom team gloves, player's bag and helmet stickers are also provided and included in the team fees.
Players are required to provide their own black helmet with cage, all required protective gear, skates and stick at their own cost.
Additional Training Offered
What training is offered beyond normal ice practices?
Drill House Off-Ice Training: Twice weekly, professionally lead off-ice strength and conditioning sessions tailored to the needs of hockey players to develop and maximize strength and conditioning to be at optimal performance throughout the season.
Goalie Training: Twice Monthly training sessions in addition to normal team ice practices provided by Mountain High Hockey Goalie Club.
Mental Toughness Training: Professionally guided sessions and integrated training using psychological principals of human performance to help our players consistently perform in the upper range of their capabilities and more thoroughly enjoy the performance process.
Nutrition Education and Consulting: Professional guided sessions to teach our players the impact and importance of proper nutrition to maximize performance professionally lead by Altitude Sports and Performance Nutrition. 1on1 nutrition consulting is also offered on an ad-hoc basis.
What costs beyond registration fees should be expected?
The players may be required to purchase a set of team workout gear that is usually less than $200.00
Costs related to local travel and out of state travel are not included in team fees and are the responsibility of the player.
Families should plan for hotel costs for 3-4 nights, round trip airfare and meal costs for their player and any traveling family members for 1 out of state tournament. Travel details will be provided at the season information meetings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a player dual roster with the Sabercats and another club team?
In addition to work ethic and attitude, commitment is one of the most important factors that determines not only the success of each individual player in our hockey program, but also the success of our hockey program as a whole.
Castle View High School Hockey values the commitment that each of our players and their families make to our program when they choose to play for Castle View. Therefore, if a player cannot fully commit to Castle View Hockey due to the commitment that they have already made to their club team, we will not offer a Castle View High School Hockey roster spot to that player.
By “fully commit to Castle View Hockey,” we mean that our players are expected to be at all team events. These team events will include film sessions, off-ice workouts, practices, games and any other team event scheduled by the coaching staff. This full commitment to CV Hockey needs to submitted in writing to the Board of Directors and signed by the player, a parent/guardian and the Head Coach of the player's club team.
Our schedule of off-ice workouts, practices and games is currently published on our website: www.sabercathockey.com. This schedule is subject to change and our players are expected to be flexible and attend as required.
In summary, if a player cannot commit to being at all Castle View Hockey team events due to conflicting events scheduled by their club team, Castle View Hockey will not offer that player a roster spot.
CPHL Varsity T1 and Varsity T2 Registration
Team Fee: $2,500
A $100 NON-REFUNDABLE TRYOUT FEE IS DUE UPON REGISTRATION
Tryouts August 14-17th 2023
Playoffs start the first week in November for Varsity T1 and start the second week in November for Varsity T2.
MICHAEL DUBUS - PROGRAM DIRECTOR & VARSITY HEAD COACH
BRYAN HEFT - ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR & JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH
Registration for the 2023-2024 CPHL Season is now closed.