In July of this year, 10-year old Jaxon Jacobson will be heading to Edmonton, Alberta to represent Manitoba at The Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament where he will represent Team Manitoba Brick 2018. Founded by Bill Comrie the Brick Invitational Tournament is among the most prestigious super novice hockey tournaments in North America. Now in it’s 29th year, the tournament showcases the top 10-year old hockey players in North America.
The fourteen member team was announced in the middle of November of 2017 and features the top 2008 born players from all over the province. Just like his favorite NHL player Nikolaj Ehlers, Jaxon used a combination of his speed, tenacity and skill to impress the Team Manitoba management team. First lacing up the skates at age two, Jaxon has been playing minor hockey since the young age of four. He currently skates for the Atom AA Wheat Kings, who he lists as his favorite hockey team alongside the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Jaxon is particularly excited about plating in this year’s Brick tournament. “I am excited about the opportunity to play for Team Manitoba, it’s going to be a lot of fun” he tells bdbmb.ca. Many players who have played in the tournament have gone on to NHL careers including the likes of Johnny Guadreau, Tyler Sequin, Dougie Hamilton and PK Subban.