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WESTERN SELECTS BRICK - 2013s and 2014s **Updated 12.16.22
« on: January 10, 2014, 09:11:50 AM »


The Edmonton Brick Tournament takes place every summer over the July 4th weekend at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada whose unique ice rink is centered in one of the largest shopping facilities in the world.  It has become the most prestigious hockey event for players at the 10 & under age level since the tournament began in 1990.  All-Star Teams from all over the North American continent attend this renowned summer event which offers many young promising hockey players and their parents a first opportunity to compete in an international super elite AAA environment.

The Western Selects Brick Region is the Pacific and Rocky Mountain Districts: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.  All players in the above mentioned states are eligible to participate as "local" players. Any players residing outside of these states are not eligible to be rostered on the team.  We no longer take import players.  All candidates must attend pre-tryout clinics to be evaluated by one of our Regional Alliance Organizations in their local region.  If you live in Colorado, you would attend a clinic in the Denver area.  If you live in Texas or Oklahoma, you would attend clinics in Dallas.  If you live in Arizona, you attend in Phoenix. If you live in Nevada, you will attend in Las Vegas. If you live in Alaska, you will attend in Anchorage. If you live in Washington you will attend in a designated city there.  All others can attend in any of the cities closest to their residence.

Team Brick Alberta, BC Jr. Canucks, Boston Jr. Bruins, Chicago CCM Selects, Connecticut Jr. Rangers, Detroit Jr. Redwings, Team Manitoba, Team Minnesota, Team Quebec, Team Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan Jr. Pats, Toronto Bulldogs, Toronto Pro Development, and the Western Selects.

There is a rich history of Western US Brick players who were drafted and/or played with NHL teams:
80s:  Garrett Stafford (Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix)
83s:  Ryan Hollweg (NYR, Toronto)

84s:  Brett Sterling (Atlanta, St. Louis); Gabe Gauthier (Los Angeles)

85s:  Brian Salcido (Anaheim); Matt Ford (Chicago)
86s:  Raymond Macias (Colorado)
89s:  Colin Long (Phoenix); Shane Harper (Philadelphia); Jonathan Blum (Nashville, Minnesota)
90s:  Mitch Wahl (Calgary)
91s:  Beau Bennett (Pittsburgh)
92s:  Emerson Etem (Anaheim); Jason Zucker (Minnesota); Chase Balisy (Nashville); Matt Nieto (San Jose)
93s:  Shane McColgan (NY Rangers); Rocco Grimaldi (Florida)
94s:  Nic Kerdiles (Anaheim); Zach Pochiro (St. Louis)
95s:  Eric Comrie (Winnipeg); Chase DeLeo (Winnipeg); Tyler Moy (Nashville); Trevor Moore (Toronto)
96s:  Auston Matthews (Toronto)
98s:  Kailer Yamamoto (Edmonton)
99s:  Jason Robertson (Dallas); Vanya Lodnia (Minnesota); Jake McGrew (San Jose); Cole Guttman (Tampa Bay);     
          Sasha Chmelevski (San Jose); and Cayla Barnes (USA Hockey Women's Olympic Team);
2ks:  Ryan O'Reilly (Detroit); Slava Demin (Las Vegas);
01s:  Cam York (Philadelphia); Ryan Johnson (Buffalo); Dustin Wolf (Calgary), Brendan Brisson (Las Vegas)
02s:  Josh Doan (Arizona)
03s:  Shai Buium (Detroit); Aidan Hreschuk (Carolina); Andre Gasseau (Boston)
04s:  Cutter Gauthier (Philadelphia)

See the complete list of all drafted players who attended the Brick tournament on the Brick tournament website.

Other fun links to explore:


When are tryouts?
The main tryout camp for the 2013 team will be held December 27-29, 2022. There will also be a 2014 birth year Prospect Camp held at the same time.  2014 players will be selected randomly based upon a broad multi-state geographic layout of the Western Selects region.  To be considered for the 2014 camp, players can register here:

How does my son or daughter get invited to the Main Tryout Camp?**
After attending at least one of the 2013 pre-tryout clinics or evaluation skates, players will be contacted on an individual basis and invited to the main tryout camp currently scheduled for December 27-29, 2022.  (The Rinks-Lakewood Ice)
  • California and western states players must attend pre-tryout clinics in Southern California.
  • Alaska players must attend evaluation skates in Anchorage.
  • Arizona players must attend evaluation skates in Phoenix.
  • Colorado players must attend evaluation skates in Denver.
  • Nevada and Utah players must attend evaluation skates in Las Vegas
  • Texas/Oklahoma players must attend evaluation skates in Dallas.
  • Washington, Oregon, Idaho players must attend evaluation skates in Seattle.
  • Generally, it is recommended that players attend evaluation skates closest to their resident state.

When is the Edmonton Brick Tournament?
The Edmonton Brick Invitational is tentatively scheduled for July 3-9, 2023.  The Western Selects 2013 team will have a two day training camp in Los Angeles Thursday and Friday June 29th and 30th and then travel to Edmonton on July 1st.  Exhibition Game on Sunday July 2nd. Tournament games begin on Monday July 3rd and conclude with a skills competition and the championship game on the following Sunday July 9th .

How many games does the Brick tournament offer?
There are six round robin games guaranteed.  Depending on the team's finish, there are 1-2 games in the playoff round and a championship game.

Who is coaching?
Head Coach: Sam Graham
Asst. Coaches:  Shawn Pitcher, Sean Birkle, Laddy Kohn, Alex Vasilevski

Who is eligible to tryout?

The Western Selects Brick program now includes geographic areas covered by the Pacific and Rocky Mountain Districts.  Any player who lives in this region is eligible to tryout and be considered a local player. 

How many players will be selected on the Western Selects Brick team?
Expecting a 15-17 player roster. 

What 2023 events is the team attending?
  • May 12-14        Training Camp
  • May 25-29        The Boston Showdown
  • June 15-18       North American Hockey Classic (Winnipeg)
  • June 29-30       LA Training Camp
  • July 3-9            Edmonton Brick Invitational Tournament

Do I need a temporary release to tryout?
For clinics, no. For the tryouts, yes.  All players, while still in season, must have a temporary release to attend tryouts with another program.  Players must be members in good standing with their home club.  If your player has advanced to the main tryout camp in December, you will need to request a temporary release from your club registrar and have it forwarded to

Can I play for a different Brick team instead of the Western Selects Brick Team?
Yes, but  under strict tournament policy conditions.  No Western Region player can play for another Brick team unless he or she is granted a release/waiver by the Western Selects Hockey program. No release/waiver will be granted to any player who did not attend a local clinic or tryouts. If a player attends tryouts and is not selected on the team, a waiver to play for another Brick team will be granted.  If a player is offered a spot on the Western Selects roster and elects to not accept a roster spot, no waiver will be granted.

For further information about the Western Selects Brick 2013 and 2014 program please contact:
Andrew Cohen
Western Selects Website:
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