Unlike a league where teams play the same teams each weekend, the Southwest Select Hockey Series (SWSHS) is built on a model that allows our AA and A teams to also play games each month with visiting teams throughout the USA & Canada. Our series teams include the only defending Texas Tier II National Champions at the Bantam and Midget Levels in Texas.
Our visiting teams may attend one or more of our tournament dates to play some of the Southwest’s most competitive teams, and a chance to win a SWSHS Tournament Championship banner. Since we do not require mandatory (and often expensive) hotel stays, and because we allow for flexibility on game times, these teams receive competitive game play at a lower overall cost than most tournaments.
All our tournaments have a 4-game minimum. Squirts play 14-minute periods, while Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget Minor and Midget Major teams play 16-minute periods.
Our “core” series teams, (attending at least 4 of the 5 tournaments), will receive a competitive experience not found in AA or House A/B leagues. Another advantage of this minimum 25 game series format is that core series teams benefit from an overall lower season cost and an equal voice in series management.
Upon completion of at least 4 of the 5 tournaments from September to January, our core series teams will compete in the SWSHS Championship Tournament in February 2013 to face off for the AA and A series season titles.
The timing of this Championship Tournament will be announced once those core series teams who plan to attend their State Tier II playoffs have confirmed the dates (Bantam and Midgets).
Please visit swshs.org for more information.