In January of 1990, Bill Comrie met with a few of his executives at The Brick Warehouse Corporation and discussed a hockey tournament concept that would be both unique and beneficial to many people for years to come. Bill’s vision was a hockey tournament for players nine and ten years of age that would be international in scope and personal in presentation. He recognized that this age category did not have national presence similar to the Quebec Pee Wee Tournament.
This summer tournament for this age group is held at the West Edmonton Mall and combines excellent hockey with a summer holiday. The Brick has become the standard in hockey tournaments. The Brick Super Novice International hockey tournament is recognized as Canada’s foremost hockey tournament.
Hockey players aged nine and ten will benefit from the experience they gained in a world class tournament, and also many charities are the beneficiaries of funds that have been generously donated as a result of this tournament.
The Brick gives hockey players ages nine and ten the best possible opportunity to display their skills amongst the top athletes in the world, while at the same time sharing a summer holiday.
The CT Junior Rangers are honored to be one of the few organizations chosen for this tournament.
The Brick tournament is made up of regional all-star teams from all over North America. The Connecticut Junior Ranger Brick territory covers New York, Connecticut, and the 14 upper counties of New Jersey. Players must tryout in their designated territory if they plan to pursue The Brick. Players cannot play for another Brick franchise team. The CT Junior Rangers are honored to be one of the few selected Brick & Brick Series franchises.
As a Brick franchise, we are required to have multiple tryout events. Our large geographical territory makes it difficult for every player to attend every tryout. By having multiple tryout events we can ensure a comprehensive and inclusive tryout. The Brick is a large commitment for players and families and we strive to have a fair and thorough selection process. Each year we will have 3 events; the Brick training and evaluation camp in August, the December tryout, and the February tryout. Players are required to attend at least one of the TRYOUTS (evaluation camp is not a tryout) but are encouraged to participate in all 3 events. After these 3 separate events, we will select the team or possibly 24 skaters and 4 goalies (2 teams) to attend a final tryout weekend in March at Chelsea Piers CT. The players will skate four times over the weekend and the team will be chosen 7-10 days after. The tryout schedules are always posted on our website www.cjrhockey.com.