Team Pennsylvania – 2003The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are teaming up to form Team Pennsylvania 2003 for the 2013 Brick Invitational Super Novice Hockey Tournament in Edmonton, Alberta from July 1-7. The Brick Tournament is an invitation-only tournament which features the top 10-year-old players in North America. In addition to great competition, the tournament also provides a number of off-ice activities to create a fun-filled experience for the entire family.
Identification & Tryout Process
In an effort to attract Pennsylvania’s most talented players, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will begin the process by selecting a two teams comprised of players from our respective parts of the state – the Pittsburgh Penguins Selects and Philadelphia Flyers Selects. Coaches from the Penguins Selects team will host an Identification Camp for 2003 birth year players on Wednesday, January 9th at the CONSOL Energy Center. The objective of this camp is to identify players that will be invited to try out for the 2003 Pittsburgh Penguins Selects. The 2003 Penguins Selects players will compete for a roster spot on Team Pennsylvania.
Also on January 9, there will be an ID camp for 2004 birth year players at CONSOL Energy Center. The players chosen for the 2004 Penguins Selects will have the opportunity to practice and play against competition that will compete in next year’s Brick Invitational Tournament.
Coaching Staff – Penguins Selects
The Penguins Selects 2003 team will be coached by Cliff Loya. Cliff grew up in Pittsburgh and played his college hockey at the University of Maine. He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and played professionally for 7 years in both North America and Europe. Cliff is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Squirt Minor Team, which is currently ranked 4th in the country. He also operates a series of successful camps and clinics for players of all ages and skill levels.
Coaching Staff – Team Pennsylvania (2003)
The coaching staff for Team Pennsylvania – 2003 will include Mike Schall (Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 2001 – Head Coach), John Povey (Philadelphia Flyers Selects 2003 – Head Coach) and Mark Recchi (former member of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers who played 22 years in the National Hockey League, and won three Stanley Cup Championships).
Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm (2004 Birth Year) / 7:30pm-9:00pm (2003 Birth Year)
Location: CONSOL Energy Center
Cost: $40 Per Player
Includes: On-Ice Practice/Skill Session
Off-Ice Informational Session for Parents and Players
Should you have additional questions regarding the Penguins Selects program or Team Pennsylvania, please contact Cliff Loya at email@example.com