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Team Wisconsin is a collection of the best high school hockey players that call Wisconsin their home. The team is referred to as a "before and after" team because all games and practices are only conducted before and after the WIAA high school season. Team Wisconsin, under the approval and authority of Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA), was founded in spring 1999. Starting in fall 2002, Team Wisconsin will now offer a midget minor 16U team. For the first time in history, USA Hockey will have a midget minor national tournament.
One of the primary purposes of the program is to give the most talented Wisconsin kids exposure to scouts. An additional purpose of the program is to give our top Wisconsin players incentive to stay home and not depart early. The home rink for Team Wisconsin is the best facility in the state, Greenheck Ice Arena in Schofield.
The first three seasons were a tremendous success, in terms of wins/losses, and for having players get exposure to scouts. Team Wisconsin won the USA Hockey National Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002. The year before, Team Wisconsin won the Central District championship in Chicago and advanced to the national tournament in Philadelphia. Several former players have been drafted in the NHL draft, several players have signed Division 1 scholarships, and two former players have played with the USA National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
We look forward to a great season this year. Hockey fans are encouraged to come out and support Team Wisconsin!