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WESTERN SELECTS BRICK - 2014s and 2015s
« 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 are eligible to take import players.  All candidates must attend pre-tryout skates to be evaluated by one of our Regional Alliance Organizations in their local region.  If you live in Colorado, you would attend skates in the Denver area.  If you live in Texas or Oklahoma, you attend in Dallas.  If you live in Arizona, you attend in Phoenix. If you live in Nevada, you attend in Las Vegas. If you live in Alaska, you will attend in Anchorage. If you live in Washington you will attend in the Seattle area.  All others can attend skates in any of the cities closest to their residence.

Team Brick Alberta, BC Jr. Canucks, Boston Jr. Bruins, CCM Chicago, 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); Jaden Lipinski (Calgary)
05s:  Ty Hendricks (NY Rangers)

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

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  • Born on or after January 1st, 2014
  • Reside in the Western Selects Hockey region. Relocated players from out of area must attend school in region for a minimum of one month. 
  • Summer homes do not qualify for residency
  • Must have a current passport for travel to Canada and return to U.S.


When are tryouts? The main tryout camp for the 2014 team will be held December 27-29, 2023. There will also be a 2015 birth year Prospect Camp held at the same time.  2015 players will be selected randomly based upon a broad multi-state geographic layout of the Western Selects region.  To be considered for the 2014 Brick Tryout Camp, players can register here:

How does my 2014 son or daughter get invited to the Main Tryout Camp?
After attending at least one of the 2014 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, 2023.  (The Rinks-Lakewood Ice)
  • California players can attend pre-tryout clinics in Southern California.
  • Alaska players can attend evaluation skates in Anchorage.
  • Arizona players can attend evaluation skates in Phoenix.
  • Colorado players can attend evaluation skates in Denver.
  • Nevada and Utah players can attend evaluation skates in Las Vegas
  • Texas/Oklahoma players can attend evaluation skates in Dallas.
  • Washington, Oregon, Idaho players can attend evaluation skates in Seattle.
  • Generally, it is recommended that players attend evaluation skates closest to their resident state.

When is the 2024 Edmonton Brick Tournament?
The Edmonton Brick Invitational is scheduled for July 1-7, 2024.  The Western Selects 2014 team will have a training camp in early May and another two day training camp in Los Angeles (Wednesday and Thursday June 26th and 27th) and then travel to Edmonton on June 28th.  Exhibition Games in Edmonton on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday June 30th. Tournament games begin on Monday July 1st and conclude with an All Star game and the Championship game on the following Sunday, July 7th .

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:  TBD

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 2024 events is the team attending?
  • May 17-19          Team Pennsylvania Brick Showcase
  • May 31 - June 2  Training Camp
  • June 14-16         CCM Chicago Brick Showcase
  • June 25-27         Training Camp
  • July 1-7              Edmonton Brick Invitational Tournament

Do I need a temporary release to tryout?
For clinic skates, no. For the tryouts, yes.  All players, while still in season, must have a temporary release to attend tryouts.  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/regional 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 declines, no waiver will be granted.

For further information about the Western Selects Brick 2014 and 2015 program please contact:
Andrew Cohen
Western Selects Website:
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