What happens after these Brick Series tryouts?
After these 08 & 09 Brick Series tryouts, we will identify 20 - 25 players from each age group that will be potential Brick Series team candidates. Players may be chosen for 1 or more Brick Series events and will train together during the spring.
Is the BRICK Series affiliated with The Brick Invitational in Edmonton?
The BRICK Series is endorsed and supported by the Brick tournament but is run independent of the Brick. As you can see from the organizations listed below who have already committed to the BRICK series in 2017 there is participation from programs who also hold Brick tournament charters.
What programs make up the BRICK series?
The BRICK Series has commitments from Toronto Pro Hockey, Junior Bruins, CT. Jr. Rangers, Detroit, Chicago Elite AAA, Minnesota Blades, Team Brick Alberta, LA Selects and the BC Jr. Canucks to participate in 2017. Those 9 programs will make up the core field of the BRICK series and we will be adding 2-4 "wild card" teams per age level at each event to round out the tournament field. All teams are either invited to participate are screened by the BRICK series committee.
What is the BRICK Series?
The BRICK Series was born out of a need for programs to elevate the spring and summer tournament circuit and to help prepare for the Brick tournament with each age group. There are so many tournaments offered that you rarely know what the level of talent will be at each tournament. You also spend the entire weekend at the hotel, rink or a restaurant because game times are spread out. The BRICK Series events are designed to provide players with top competition and families with great experiences throughout the spring and summer in some of North America's best cities.
What ages/birth years does the BRICK Series offer?
The BRICK series events are offered at the two years prior to the Brick tourney (2009's and 2010's in 2018) & at the post Brick level (2007's in 2017).
Wild Card Teams
We will be adding teams not mentioned above at all events to round out the field. Teams interested in becoming a part of the BRICK series as a full time participant or as a "wild card" team can
The BRICK Series games will be given priority start times so players and families have free time away form the rink each day to take in all the sights that host cities offer. Whether it's the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, The Mall of America in the Twin Cities, a Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park in Boston, hiking and zip lining at the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, seeing one of the world class shows in Las Vegas or going to the Grand Old Opry in Nashville our players, parents and families will not just see the airport, hotel and rink in these world class cities.
All events will only have 8-12 teams per division to ensure elite fields. Teams will have a 5 game guarantee and with such a small, controlled field of teams you are guaranteed to have competitive games. Some of the BRICK series events will have added events such as tournament wide parties, BBQ's and live entertainment.
The BRICK Series Mission
Elite teams, strong competition, & great experiences away
from the rink in some of the world's best cities.