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Jeff Sauer Coaches Award

Coach Sauer will be remembered by all who knew him as a great coach, friend and ambassador for the sport of hockey.  He was one of the most genuine people around who had an absolute love for hockey and worked tirelessly to bring the game to everyone.  He was a self-effacing leader that set an example for all of us to follow - work hard, be kind, smile and be a positive role model.

The West Madison Polar Caps are honoring his memory through the annual Jeff Sauer Coaching Award.   Players, parents and other coaches should nominate a current Polar Caps coach that embodies the characteristics of Coach Sauer.   Please submit a written paragraph below detailing why your nominee should be considered for the award.  Please include your name on the submission form.


2020 State Tournament

Congratulations to the Polar Caps teams playing in the WAHA 2020 State Tournament!

March 7-8 Results:

  • Squirt A at Chippewa Falls -- State Champions
  • Squirt B at Verona -- State Champions
  • Bantam A at Green Bay -- Consolation Champs

March 14-15:

  • Pee Wee B at Sun Prairie
  • Pee Wee C1 at Stevens Point
  • Pee Wee C2 at Madison Patriots

Return Hockey Equipment

Equipment return times:

  • Wednesday March 11 from 6-7pm
  • Thursday March 12 from 7-8pm

Skate-A-Thon Schedule for March 4

Food will be provided by Gates and Brovi starting at 5:00pm in the Rosevear Room.

When you arrive at MIA:

  • Please be sure to get a Skate-A-Thon t-shirt if you have not received one yet.
  • Be sure to get your raffle ticket for the baskets (every child gets one)
  • If you have raised or plan to raise over $150, please fill out a form to let us know the sizes and names you would like on your gear for prizes.

The skating times on the main ice are as follows (Helmets Required, No Sticks):

  • 5:30 - 6:00pm -- Initiation and Cross Ice (6U)
  • 6:00 - 6:30pm -- RWB (8U)
  • 6:30 - 6:50pm -- Group Picture
    We will be taking a picture of our skaters headed off to State Tournament and a group shot of all of the Polar Caps. We will say goodbye to our 2005 skaters.
  • 6:50 - 7:00pm -- Raffle Prize Drawing
  • 7:00 - 7:30pm -- Squirt and 10U
  • 7:30 - 8:00pm -- Pee Wee and 12U
  • 8:00 - 8:30pm -- Bantam and 14U

Pond hockey will take place on the Outdoor rink (weather permitting) and the Studio rink. If your child will be playing pond hockey, please have them bring full gear so that they have it.

Raise Money for Skate-A-Thon Fundraiser

The Skate-A-Thon fundraiser will be Wednesday March 4.

Your player can raise money for the Polar Caps through our online RallyUp fundraising site at:

  • All Polar Caps players are automatically registered for the RallyUp skate-a-thon fundraiser. If you do not see your player listed on RallyUp, please contact us at to add your player.
  • Players can share the link to their personal fundraising page on RallyUp for the Skate-A-Thon to collect donations.
  • All donations received through March 15, 2020 will count toward the Skate-A-Thon player and team totals for the prizes.

Signup for Polar Caps Pond Hockey Tournament During Skate-A-Thon

We will be holding a Polar Caps Pond Hockey Tournament as part of the Skate-A-Thon fundraiser at the end of the season. You can sign up your player using the SignUpGenius link below.

Polar Caps Skate-A-Thon Sponsorship

There will be t-shirts for all players who participate in the the Polar Caps Skate-A-Thon and Pond Hockey Tournament fundraiser. With any sponsorship of $500 or more, your logo will be added to the t-shirts. If you would also like to include any giveaway items for the event, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please reach out to Jamie Beyler at or 608.279.0066 about sponsorships.

2020 Coach Sauer Classic Youth Tournament on March 20-22

The 2020 Coach Sauer Classic Youth Hockey tournament will take place on March 20-22 at Madison Ice Arena and Hartmeyer Ice

Four Divisions:

  • Squirts 3v3 plus goalie
  • Pee Wees  4v4 plus goalie
  • Bantams 4v4 plus goalie
  • Midget/High School 4v4 plus goalie

See team registration form and tournament rules below.

Pro3 Solutions - Clean Stinky Gear!

Pro3 Solutions has an Ozone truck that eliminates 99.99% of microorganisms in stinky hockey gear including MRSA...reduces odor, does not use chemicals and leaves no residue.

We plan to have Pro3 Solutions come once per month from here until end of the season.

UW Men's Club Hockey Jerseys

The UW Men's Club Hockey Team is offering game jerseys for sale. Funds raised will go toward travel costs for the team. See flyer below for colors and costs. Contact Joe Garvey if you would like to purchase jerseys.

Registration for 2019-2020 Season is OPEN

You may click the Register 2019-2020 Skaters link below to begin.

See the Programs page for information about our hockey program options for this season, including a list of programs by age level.

See the Register page for more information about the skater registration process, fees, requirements, and deadlines.

See the Preseason and Tryouts page for information about preseason and tryouts ice times for Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantams. Please note that registration for travel teams has closed.

Coaches, see the Coaches Corner page for information about coach registration and requirements for coaching this season.

Hockey Equipment Rental

Hockey equipment is available for rental for the 2019-2020 season from the Polar Caps. Equipment includes shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, breezers (hockey pants), gloves, and helmet (we recommend getting your own helmet). Note that sticks and skates are not provided with rental equipment.

Rental fee is $50 and equipment deposit is $50. (Make checks out to West Madison Polar Caps.)

You may fill out the equipment rental form online ahead of time:

Equipment fitting and rental dates at Madison Ice Arena:

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6-8pm
  • Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5-6:30pm
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 from 7:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm
  • There will be additional dates in October

Please contact us at if you have any questions.


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Polar Caps - Changing the Game Video

Before the start of the 2016 season, the West Madison Polar Caps Hockey club was faced with a problem: too many skaters and not enough ice. After exploring many different options and in partnership with Madison Ice, we elected to build a new rink in the parking lot. What started as a novel solution blossomed into a major community building process -- connecting coaches, parents, neighbors and players, changing how we looked at hockey and producing some surprising results.