2000 & 2001 Tryout/ID Skate for Europe

December 16th @ NESC

2000 & 2001 Tryout/ID Skate for Europe
December 16th @ NESC 

MARLBORO, MA-The Junior Bruins have plans to take a 2000 team to Bolzano, Italy and a 2001 te

am to Sweden/Finland in late April of 2013. There will be a tryout/identification skate for those interested in those teams on Sunday, December 16th at NESC in Marlboro, MA.

Those interested in playing with the 2000′s and 2001′s at other tournaments, including the Warrior Elite Series in Toronto (late May), Icebreaker (June @ NESC) and the Beantown NAPS (July @ NESC) are also encouraged to come to the session on the 16th.


Sunday, December 16

PM: 2001′s and WSI-Finland Identification tryout
7:30-8:30 PM: 2000′s and WSI-Italy Identification tryout
@ NESC-Marlboro, MA
Cost: $25/player

The following is a tentative schedule for the 2000 and 2001 Junior Bruins in 2013:


WSI-Sweden/Finland: April 27-May 4
Toronto Selects: May 24-26 @ Toronto
Icebreaker: June 21-23 @ NESC
Lobsterfest: July 5-7 @ Portland, ME


WSI-Italy April 27-May 4
Toronto Selects: May 24-26 @ Toronto
Icebreaker: June 21-23 @ NESC
Beantown NAPS: July 5-7 @ NESC

The B’s will use a fundraising program, similar to what the program does for the Brick team, so that families can raise money to help defray tuition and travel costs. In 2012 there were families who raised thousands of dollars that they were able to use towards travel. We will offer a similar program for those going to Europe so we hope that the potential cost of a trip to Europe will not dissuade you from coming to the ID skate if there is an interest in this incredible opportunity and experience.

2001 World Selects Invitational

The team will fly into Stockholm, Sweden and spend a few days training on ice as well as exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The players, coaches, parents and family members will then cruise to Helsinki, Finland and play in the World Selects Invitational playing teams such as Ak Bars (Russia), CSKA (Moscow), Latvia Selects, St. Petersburg (Russia), Finland, Sweden, Dynamo (Moscow), Norway, White Bears (Moscow), ECS-Ontario and Pro Hockey.

In addition to the tournament there will be time to explore the city and see the sights. The team, parents and players will then fly our of Helsinki, Finland and return home.

“The 01 WSI trip lets the players and families visit two beautiful countries and cities and play a tournament that brings the top talent from Europe and Russia. There is no other event that lets our players see a tournament field that include the top teams from Europe and Russia. This

is a unique experience and getting to see both Sweden and Finland allows the players and families to experience two cultures, cities and countries that they may never get a chance to see,” Program Director Chris Masters commented.

2000 World Selects Invitational

The team will fly to Italy (most likely Milan) and then travel to Bolzano. This tournament will feature world class competition in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Bolzano is a city and the capital of South Tyrol, a province in northern Italy that has a strong agricultural background (wine, fruit and dairy).

The settlement was built by the Romans after the area’s conquest by general Nero in 15 BC. Bolzano has been an important trading point since its elevation to a town on June 24, 1190 by bishop Konrad of Trient, due to its location in between the two major cities of Venice and Augsburg. World famous Lake Como is just 100 miles from Bolzano so a quick trip to visit Lake Como or extending your trip to include additional sightseeing is an option as well.

The tournament field will include: CSKA, Czech Selects, AK BARS Siberia, HC Dynamo Moscow, Sweden Selects, Slacia Slovakia Selects, Finalnd Selects, Jungadler Manheim (Germany), Spartak-Moscow, Pro Hockey Canada, Tyrol Selects (Italy).

“Those who have been to Bolzano in the past can’t say enough good things about the trip, the people, the food, the hockey and the history and beauty of the region,” Masters continued. “We are excited to make the trip a reality and will begin with our ID skate on the 16th at NESC.”