Junior Bruins Brick
In 2011 The Junior Bruins were awarded one of only 14 charters to bring a team to the most prestigious summer tournament in the world. The Brick is one of the top three amateur hockey events along with the World Junior Championships and the Quebec Pee Wee tournament.
Every year the Brick tournament takes place in July at the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, AB and has the top ten year old AAA summer teams participating. The field of teams are the Junior Bruins, Pro Hockey Toronto, Winnipeg Junior Jets, Detroit Red Wings, CT. Yankees, Chicago Jr. Blackhawks, Team Minnesota, Team Pennsylvania, Vancouver Junior Canucks, Regina Junior Pats, Team Brick Alberta, Team California, Montreal Ice Storm and the Toronto Bulldogs.
The Brick is a weeklong event and you play six round robin games (Mon-Friday) and then there are quarterfinals (Saturday morning), semi finals (Saturday afternoon) and the championship game (Sunday) for those that advance. There is also a skills competition on Sunday morning as well as the closing ceremonies that has all players involved in the tournament on ice following the finals for a “jersey swap”.
The B's have a 25-14-5-4 record over their eight years at the Brick.
2001 Brick team: 3-1-2 record
2002 Brick team: 2-1-3 record
2003 Brick team: 4-3 record (Playoffs)
2004 Brick team: 5-2-1 record (Semi finalists)
2005 Brick team: 5-2 record (Playoffs)
2006 Brick team: 6-2 record (Semi finalists)
2007 Brick team: 3-2-1 record
2008 Brick team: 0-3-3 record
The list of alumni that have played at the Brick is a who’s who of college and pro stars. This is a unique tournament in that each team is given a geographical territory from which to draw players and players from that area are only allowed to play for that team. The Junior Bruins protected area is Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition to taking players from those states, the B’s are also allowed two “import” players. An import is a player who does not currently live in one of the established protected areas.
HIGHLIGHT VIDEO FROM 2011 TOURNAMENT-Includes tournament highlights from Tyler Seguin, Rya Nugent Hopkins, Steven Stamkos, PK Subban and others.