Christmas came early this winter for two young and talented Brandon hockey players. Talon Scinocca and Reid Nicol recently found out that they had each been named to Team Manitoba Brick which will compete in the prestigious Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament this summer. The tournament, played at Edmonton’s West Edmonton Mall, showcases the top 10-year old hockey players in North America. Current NHL’ers Johnny Guadreau, Tyler Sequin, Dougie Hamilton, Jonathan Toews, and Dustin Byfuglien have all played in the tournament previously.
Like in previous years they will play against the older 09’ age group to prep for the strongest 2010 kids in the Country at the Brick The team is playing in 5 spring tournaments this summer that include:
AAA North American Classic (Winnipeg)
WPG Spring Shootout (Winnipeg)
Super Elite North American Classic (Winnipeg)
Bauer Pro Hockey Spring Shootout (Toronto)
BRICK Invitational Tournament (Edmonton)
Talon Scinocca started playing hockey at the age of 4 and has played Elite Spring hockey since the age of 6. He has played on several spring teams including the Manitoba Hawks, The Brandon Ice Kings, 8A Wheat Kings, Team Xtreme and recently Team Manitoba at a Brick Series tournament in Las Vegas this past summer.
Talon is currently playing on the Brandon A1 Atom Green Raiders and recently made the 9A Brandon Wheat King team.
He is looking forward to competing in the BRICK Invitational tournament at the West Edmonton Mall and having fun with his teammates. Talon is very excited to be part of an elite team and represent Manitoba. The experience and memories he’ll make will last a last a life time, he can’t wait to get there and compete!!
Favorite Team: Montreal Canadiens
Favorite Players: Carey Price & Brendan Gallagher
Reid Nicol is also very excited to join Team Manitoba. Reid started skating at the age of 2. His mom being a figure skater, she had him on the ice early. He always did well and loved the sport from an early age. Reid excelled in hockey due to his supporting family and the great coaches he’s had along the way. This winter Reid is skating with the Atom Black Knights who are headed to A provincials in March, and is also playing on the 9a Wheat Kings with Talon. He has also played with many spring teams including the Brandon Ice Kings and Manitoba Hawks.
Reid is looking forward to meeting new teammates and friends with Team Manitoba. He is also pumped to play this tournament with the top 2010 kids in the country. His younger brother Kale will be there cheering him on. They spend countless hours on their outdoor rink together.
Current Team: Atom Black Knights
Favorite NHL Team: Winnipeg Jets
Player: Kyle Connor