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Western Selects Brick

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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 a high caliber international elite AAA environment.


The Western Selects Brick Region is the Pacific and Rocky Mountain Districts: California, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Washington will remain as the only "open" state.  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 can no longer take import players.  All candidates must attend pre-tryout clinics to be evaluated 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 Alaska, you will attend in Anchorage.  All others can attend in any of the cities closest to their residence.


Team Brick Alberta, BC Jr. Canucks, Boston Jr. Bruins, Chicago Jr. Blackhawks, 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 California 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)

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

Other fun links to explore:
The main tryout camp for the 2009 team will be held December 27-29, 2018.

How does my son or daughter attend tryouts?
After attending the pre-tryout clinics, players will be contacted and invited on an individual basis.

When is the Edmonton Brick Tournament?
The Western Selects 09s will travel to Edmonton on Saturday, June 29th
Sunday, June 30th is an exhibition game.The tournament games begin on Monday July 1st and concludes with a skills competition and the championship game on Sunday afternoon July 7th.

How many games does the Brick tournament offer?
There are six Round Robin games.  Depending on the team's finish, there are 1-2 games in the playoff round and a championship game.
Who is coaching?
Head Coach- Jeff Turcotte   Asst. Coaches: TBA

Who is eligible to tryout?
The Western Selects Brick program now has the Pacific and Rocky Mountain districts (Washington excepted)  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?
We expect a 15-17 player roster. 

What tournaments is the team attending?
June 13-16       Chicago Brick Showcase
July 1-8            Edmonton International Brick Tournament in Alberta, Canada
Do I need a temporary release to tryout?
For clinics, no. For the tryouts, yes.  It is a California State policy.  All players, while still in season, must have a temporary release to attend tryouts with another program before May 1st.  Players must be members in good standing with their home club.  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 Hcokey 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, no waiver will be granted.

My player is a 2010 birth year.  Can he or she tryout?
The Brick team in 2019 is for 2009 birth year players.

For further information about the Western Selects Brick 09 program please contact:
Andrew Cohen
James Gasseau
Western Selects Brick Directors
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