MARLBORO, MA - The Junior Bruins AAA tournament program has added a unique event to the 2013 schedule. The 2001 Junior Bruins will be sending a team to the World Selects Invitational in late April/early May of next year.
The team will depart from Boston (or
a local airport if the player does not live in the Boston area) and head to Stockholm, Sweden for a tournament that will see them play the best AAA teams from Europe as well as a few other teams from North America.
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“This is an exciting addition to our AAA tournament team program and will give these players and families a one of a kind experience as well as playing in a tournament with world class competition,” Program Director Chris Masters commented. “Not only will these players see one of the most beautiful cities and countries in the world but will also play against teams they would never see here in North America.”
“We feel our player pool is now deep enough that we will be able to send an elite team to Sweden,” he continued. “This is obviously a unique team and experience and we will look to build this team through an invite process that will start in the fall of 2012 as well as at our tryouts in December ’12/January ’13. The 2001 team will continue to go to other tournaments in the US and Canada so that those that don’t make the team or can’t swing a trip to Europe will still be able to play for us.”
“These players will compete on an international stage at a young age which can help them prepare for tournaments such as the World U17, World U18 and World Junior Championships should they make those as the climb the hockey ladder. They also will benefit from a cultural learning environment that has them participate in fun activities with players from many different countries. The players and family members that travel with them will also tour the city, taking in area attractions including museums, historic sites, and natural wonders.
“In the same manner that
playing on our Brick team provides a once in a lifetime experience and creates life long memories we feel this will be a similar team to play on. Whether it is a player who joins us on our 7 year old team or joins our summer program when they are older these players can now see the world playing in our program. A player who is with us can now play against the top players and teams in the world at their age group as well as seeing such cities as Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Las Vegas and now Stockholm.”
Teams participating at the WSI in 2012 are (similar field of teams expcted to be there for 2013):
Silver Lions (St. Petersburgh, Russia)
CSKA Red Army Moscow
Pro Hockey (Toronto)
West Coast Selects
Included in the trip:
8 days in Stockholm, Sweden
Guided tour of Stockholm and visit to Vasa Museum
5 (2 x 20 Min) games minimum
Awards Presentation for all tournament selections
Two per day for players
Breakfast and opening ceremony banquet dinner for everyone
Price will include:
Land only tour package (meaning that if players/parents/other members going on the trip are welcome to arrange their own flight or fly on points)
Group flight option available from Boston (meaning this price will include your round trip flight as well as everything else mentioned below)
All hockey exhibitions and practices
Tournament fees: including 5 game minimum
Hotel accommodations double occupancy (additional cost for single)
Transportation to and from all events
1 additional meal per day (Players)
Organized guided tours
Practices at NESC in Marlboro, MA prior to the trip as well as game jerseys/socks the players keep and a “team gear” package.
There is no restriction is where a player can be from to play on this team. Players that live out of area are able to fly out of their local airport to travel to Boston for the pre tournament practices or fly directly to Sweden and meet the team there.
Interested players can EMAIL CHRIS MASTERS and reference the 2001 WSI-Sweden team and include the following information:
Current team playing on
Summer teams you have played on in the past
Coaches we can email as a reference