The Casper Coyotes junior hockey team has elected not to operate for the 2018-19 season in the Western States Hockey League. The Coyotes went 16-35 this past season in the WSHL and the organization appears to be in the process of re-structuring with a return at some juncture to a different league with a different name and logo. Which league the franchise will join in the future remains to be seen but Head Coach David Cole has be adamant that hockey will work in Casper in the future. A number of Coyote players have signed on with various college programs. Dallen Neese and Brody Surette will be going to Lindenwood University in Belleville, Illinois. Cameron Cross and David Pokorney will attend Midland University. Dylan Ossachuk has signed with Jamestown University while Justin Hawdur will advance his career at Dakota College. Stepan Kudrna will play for the Czech Republic National U17 team while Luka Sotlar will play professionally in Slovenia.