The 2022 edition of Team Brick Alberta is comprised of 18 exceptional 2011 birth year athletes from all over Alberta. Their journey to get to this point was a long one after numerous cancelations starting in July 2021 at KC arena in Edmonton, Alberta where the top 120 prospects competed in an evaluation camp. The process was delayed at that point due to COVID but the resiliency of the tournament staff and families got us through to today. After the long delay the staff then identified a list of the top 50 players for our final combine evaluation at West Edmonton Mall in late March 2022. After deep deliberation in the war room the staff identified the top 18 players to be part of Team Brick Alberta. The combine consisted of small area games, team practices skill practices, positional practices, team building and games. The combine gave the staff the ability to evaluate the players in all environments that we feel are conducive to build a successful team. That brings us to this exceptional group of athletes you see today that were successful through the process. Our team moto is Row the Boat (One Goal One Direction). We wish all the team’s good luck in the 2022 Brick Invitational.
The CCM Chicago Brick teams are so excited to be back to the prestigious Brick Invitational Tournament this summer. The tournament organizers deserve a wealth of recognition for making such a substantial event take place with two birth years this summer. Our 2010’s missed out amidst the global climate and we know they would have fared quite well after winning 6 events over the past two spring/summer seasons. We were also proud to see three former Chicago players suit up this past season for their first NHL experiences (Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte, and Jack Drury). It is from this foundation that a new crop of CCM Chicago players are chomping at the bit to take part. Our players, coaches and parents wish everyone in this year’s Brick Tournament the best of luck. We thank the organizers, sponsors & volunteers for over three decades of making this such an incredible event on and off the ice.
The 2022 editions of the CT Jr. Rangers, also known as CJR, were chosen in April and May after several months of competitive tryouts. Being the last charter from the United States to win the Brick Tournament, we have set the bar high for our young athletes, and they are cherishing the opportunity to compete for a championship. CJR would like to thank the Brick Tournament Committee for their continued support and inclusion of the organization in this prestigious tournament. Our players come from some of the top Elite Youth Hockey organizations on the East Coast. This year will undoubtedly be unique with back-to-back events. The team has been practicing and training throughout the spring and participating in some pre-Brick tournaments. The opportunity to play in the best youth hockey tournament in the world has both motivated and excited the players. CJR is looking forward to participating in 2 World-Class Brick tournaments and taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Edmonton. The CT Jr. Rangers would like to thank the organizers, volunteers, and sponsors for making the Brick experience one that both birth years will remember forever. Best of luck to all the 2022 Brick tournament doubleheader participants, and LETS GO RANGERS! #LGR
Western Selects Hockey is glad to be back on the ice in the West Edmonton Mall once again with all of the other charter member organizations. Much appreciation extended to the Brick Tournament organizers and sponsors for this 33rd year of Brick Hockey action. Good luck to all teams attending the greatest youth hockey event ever created.
The Junior Bruins are proud to represent greater Boston and eastern New England at the Brick tournament. We want to thank Mr. Bill Comrie, Mr. Craig Styles, Mr. Andy Wigston, and all the Brick staff members and volunteers for the opportunity to participate in the best youth hockey tournament in the world. The team played in the Music City Invitational in Nashville, the Boston Showdown, and showcases in CT and Montreal before heading to Edmonton. The roster includes players from Massachusetts (15), New Hampshire (1), Connecticut (1), and Toronto (1). We are excited to be back at the Brick and look forward to a great week of hockey! Go B’s!
Team Saskatchewan Jr. Pats are very honoured to be attending The Brick Tournament. Under new and old management, we are very excited to compete in this year’s tournament and hopefully bring home Saskatchewan’s very first title. Team Sask Jr. Pats would like to thank all their sponsors, as well as the organizing committee. Good luck to all the teams.
The Manitoba Junior Ice are extremely excited to be participating in the Brick tournament for the first time. The Junior Ice have been born out of the top two spring programs in Manitoba, for the first time combining all of the top players from around Manitoba at the 2011 born age. We would like to thank the tournament organizers and volunteers for all of their hard work to allow this age group to participate in this one of a kind event. We would also like to wish all of the teams good luck!
Little Caesars, the parent organization of the Detroit Jr. Red Wings Brick, headed by the Ilitch family, has supported AAA hockey since 1968
and remains one of the most respected and competitive amateur hockey organizations in the country. Little Caesars AAA hockey has won twenty-two National Championships and ninetyfour State Championships with over fifty alumni playing or have played in the NHL. Hundreds more with established collegiate and/or professional hockey careers. It is from this foundation that the 2011 Detroit Jr. Red Wings Brick team is built and composed of (14) players from Michigan, (1) from Kentucky, (1) from Florida and (1) from Waterloo. The team is headed by Coaches Chris Osgood, Arte Mnatsakanov and Leo Thomas, all bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and mentorship to the team. Combined there are over 17 years in the NHL, 3 Stanley Cups and over ten years of coaching experience in AAA and professional hockey leagues. We would like to thank Little Caesars for providing us this unique opportunity and The Brick Tournament Committee along with all the organizers, sponsors and volunteers for their help in making this such a world class event. Our players, coaches and parents wish every team the best of luck in this year’s tournament.
LET’S GO RED WINGS!
Team BC Brick (BC Junior Canucks) changed from Vancouver Vipers in 2001 to represent all players from across British Columbia. The BC roster is composed of players from BC’s Interior, Island, Lower Mainland and Seattle. Team BC are honored to have the opportunity to play in The Brick Tournament to develop lasting friendships and memories. We would like to thank Steve Bradford (Team Founder) for his dedication and support of the Brick Program. Our team would like to thank everyone involved for putting on The Brick Tournament especially Craig Styles, Andy Wigston, Craig Reed and Bill Comrie.
GO CANUCKS GO!
We are proud to present Team Minnesota for the 2022 Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament. Team Minnesota and the Minnesota Blades have participated in this iconic hockey tournament for more than fifteen years. Since the start of 2022, the Team Minnesota coaching staff has worked endlessly to put together a team that represents the high level of talent and character expectations of playing in the prestigious Brick Hockey Tournament. The coaching staff, players, parents, and the Team Minnesota organization would like to thank the Brick Hockey Tournament volunteers and organizers for their hard work to provide these young players with the opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary and for providing memories that will last a lifetime. Team Minnesota is dedicating their 2022 season to John Arko. John founded the Minnesota Blades as a non-profit youth hockey program in 1989. Over the next 30 years, he built the Blades into one of the strongest youth hockey organizations in North America, with alumni including 200 NHL players and hundreds more NCAA Division 1 players.
It is with great pride and joy that the Montreal Meltdown organisation has accepted to undertake the responsibility of forming the Montreal Canadiens to represent the province of Quebec. It has been a long two years wait to return to Edmonton and compete at the Brick Invitational. Our organization has always represented the symbol of fairness and respect to everyone and will continue to respect our set standards. We would like to thank the Brick Invitational tournament organisers, Craig Styles, Andy Wigston, Dion Dragich and all the other volunteers for the confidence in our organisation and for giving our 2011’s a second chance. It is a dream come true for out young hockey players to represent the province of Quebec at the Brick Invitational; we are prepared to live “Memories that Last a Lifetime” during the week in Edmonton. We will make every effort to represent our province to the best of our abilities and look forward to meeting players and coaches from other districts to build long term friendships with everyone. Our team will be participating at the Toronto Invitational and the Montreal Meltdown this season.
The Toronto Bulldogs Hockey Club is very excited to send two (2) very talented groups of elite hockey players born in 2011 and 2012 from across the Province of Ontario to the Annual Brick Invitational Super Novice Hockey Tournament. In a very short period of time, these amazing talented young men have created a special bond that they will cherish for many years after the Brick experience. These young athletes are hoping to continue the success of many of our past teams/players and look forward to playing on the big stage at The West Edmonton Mall. The Bulldogs will be enjoying their 29th anniversary this year and that would not have been possible without the amazing past and present families that have never stopped supporting our programs. The Toronto Bulldogs players, families, coaches and The Lamacchia family would like to extend a special thanks to Craig, Andy and ALL of the amazing Brick committee staff for continuing to work so diligently to make this experience so special for these kids. Every participant in the BRICK Tournament is a WINNER!
The core of the 2011 PA Brick group had an excellent 2021 spring season last year in preparation for a return to Edmonton. The group has excellent chemistry and plays a fast game on both sides of the puck. The team has players from Pittsburgh (10), Philadelphia (1), Lehigh Valley (1), Columbus (1), and 3 imports from Ontario. Quote from Coach Edwards: “We recognize the tough challenge that lies ahead of us with 5 very difficult match ups in 3 days due to the condensed schedule. The group has been preparing for this opportunity for several years and can’t wait to hit the ice in Edmonton. We have a lot of very smart hockey players that play hard on both sides of the puck which I believe will help us on the smaller ice surface with a year older team than normal Brick age. Our goaltending is also strong and should give us a chance to compete in each game.”
The 2011 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Team is excited to compete in the 2022 Brick Invitational in Edmonton. This year’s team is made up of talented and dedicated players from across Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area, South Western Ontario and the Quinte Region. The Pro Hockey Development Team began its evaluation process back in August 2020. With so many great players to watch and evaluate, the final team was selected in March 2022. The season officially started on April 18th, at the first team practice. Since then, The Pro Hockey Brick team has practiced many weekends, and have continued to evolve as a team. The players are excited to continue their preparation for the Brick Invitational, and are extremely proud to have earned the privilege to represent Toronto
Pro Hockey in Edmonton!