what happened in past means nothing - if you played for 4 years no guarantee of a spot. The best will go and then 50% will play D1. That's how it goes.
My kid played in the Brick in 2017, he absolutely loved it. Edmonton is kind of dull City , some things to do but not exactly a bustling metropolis. If your kid makes the team he’ll love it.
He also did the Q in Feb 2020, absolutely loved that tournament. Didn’t exactly like the Covid I came home with. These tournaments are expensive, make some people a ton of money. But the kids love it and remember everything about them for years.
Seems like they should just send the 2014 team since they are STACKED!
Travel and other stuff aside, how much does it cost to be on the brick team? People here are saying it’s 10k - is this the contract only, or is it contract + travel?
All said and done, depending on how many you bring to Edmonton, it’s $15-$20k for travel, jerseys and gear, and tourney fees.
The "we" parents are also the same group that carries their kids bag while we all laugh at them.
$15-$20k is total bulll****
Don’t know what you tell ya but that is the cost to be on the brick team.
Why was there 2014 National Elite skaters at the 2013 Brick tryout over the weekend? Is the talent pool not that deep for the 2013s?
"Tuition" 3-5K (Gear, tourney fees, other swag)
Travel to pre tournaments (2-3K)
Travel expenses for Edmonton (3K)
Better 'ballpark' is 8-12K total.
The hotel alone was almost like $2300. Don’t forget you have to be up there from opening to closing ceremonies which is a week. We played a scrimmage the day of opening ceremonies so we went up the day before. Plane tickets were $650 (fam of 4 went) so there is 5k just in plane tickets and hotel. Rental car, food, fun money…I think all and all just Edmonton was just south of $10k. You can do it cheaper with less people but I’d say most had a family of 4 there.
Most tournies are a one parent tourney but the brick seems to be a full family event. Go look at flights from Boston to Edmonton and don’t forget it’s over the 4th of July and you get about a 4-6 weeks notice that you are on the team. You also only play 1 game a day except one day you play 2 so there is a lot of down time. We did the shamrock, Toronto, Boston showdown, Montreal, Pittsburgh, and the brick as tournies. Obviously the shamrock and showdown are local but the others are $1000-$1500 weekends as well, more if you fly.
Why do people only get 4-6 weeks notice? If the tryouts were this weekend (early dec) and the tourney is in July..wouldn't they able to tell people sooner?
Yeah, hockey does seem to require a good amount of travel. I think people know this when they get into it but many of it comes to choices. You don't have to do everything.
Our process was they selected the top 35 after the January tryouts and then played the shamrock and Toronto and then selected the brick team. A lot of people found out after the shamrock though which was early april but some found out after Toronto which was late May.
Yeah they have changed the process since then.