The 2018 Detroit Red Wings Brick team is proud to announce Detroit Red Wing alumni Josh Langfeld as this year’s head coach. Josh will be accompanied by fellow Detroit Red Wing alumni Kirk Maltby as the team’s assistant coach. The team will be hosting a series of open tryout skates that will begin on Friday, March 2nd, 2018.
For more information about how to pre-register for the open tryouts, please click here to be directed to the 2018 Tryout webpage.
Josh Langfeld – Head Coach
Born: July 17, 1977
Birthplace: Fridley, MN, USA
NHL Draft: 1997 OTT, 3rd rd, 13th pk (66th overall)
Kirk Maltby – Assistant Coach
Born: December 22, 1972
Birthplace: Guelph, ON, CAN
NHL Draft: 1992 EDM, 3rd rd, 17th pk (65th overall)
“Ever since January of 1990 when Bill Comrie met with a few of his executives at the Brick Warehouse Corporation, we have been at West Edmonton Mall, showcasing the best hockey talent in North America for hockey players aged nine and ten. The concept of a summer tournament for this age group was truly unique and our goal was to create a Tournament in a venue that would set the standard for hockey tournament around the world. We will always endeavor to keep Bill’s vision of providing young athletes the best possible opportunity to display their skills amongst the top athletes in the world, while at the same time sharing a summer holiday with their relatives and hopefully gathering new friends from cities all over North America.
Since 1990 we have witnessed some of the best hockey players in the world embark upon their future professional careers. We have also seen hundreds and hundreds of players play in Canadian Hockey League, Canadian and American Colleges and Universities while becoming outstanding citizens and contributors to our society. One can only imagine the fiture skill and talent of this year’s players. On behalf of our entire committee I thank everyone for their support as volunteers, sponsors, players and coaches. We have an outstanding group of volunteers ready to treat you to an experience of a lifetime. Enjoy everything this Tournament has to offer and support these amazing athletes at they meet one of their biggest hockey challenges to date…The Brick Cup”
Craig R. Styles – Tournament Chairman
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