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2002 Quebec Pee Wee Team Tryouts

The Atlantic District is pleased to announce that we will field two teams going to the Quebec Pee Wee International Tournament: a 2002 Philadelphia Flyers team and a 2002 NJ Devils Team!!! 

Each summer, USA Hockey conducts Select Player Development camps for young athletes throughout the country.  The athletes are chosen from tryouts conducted within USA Hockey Districts.  The goal is to attract the best players, in their specific age group, to the National Player Development Program.

The purpose of the camps is to identify, train, educate and evaluate our best athletes.  USA Hockey starts their summer programs beginning with the 15 year olds and continues to the 17 year olds.  In order to help our Atlantic District players begin their development, we start at the 12 year old level with your first exposure to the program by sending teams to the Quebec Tournament after they have completed our summer camp program. 

You are invited to tryout to attend the most important minor hockey tournament in the world.  About 2300 young hockey players from 16 countries go to Quebec to participate in the "World Championships of Pee Wee Hockey".  The tournament takes place during a period of 11 days with crowds totaling around 200,000 fans every year!  This extraordinary event was founded in 1960 and has never ceased to grow in importance.  The tournament will take place February 11-22, 2015 and is played at the Pepsi Colisee in Quebec City, Canada. 

All male players born in 2002 who are registered in the Atlantic District with USA Hockey for the 2014-15 season are welcome to tryout on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15.  From our open tryout, we will select 68-80 players who will participate in multiple development camps. At the end of the August camp, 36 players will be chosen to represent the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils at the Quebec Pee Wee International Tournament. The price of the camps in Voorhees will be $575.00. This fee will include ice time, food, hotel, merchandise, etc. Price to attend the Quebec Pee Wee Tournament is separate from the camp price.

Tryouts will be held at the Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ.  Tryout fee is $40 for each tryout session.  Cuts can be made after each tryout.  No pre-registration will be taken.  On Site registrations will begin 1 hour prior to ice time.  Players will receive a tryout jersey at the first session for them to wear for each session they attend.  You must attend the first tryout to be invited to the second, etc. 

Due to the amount of players who attend the tryouts, the easiest way of doing this is to break the players down by their telephone area codes.  All players who have an area code of 215, 267, 484, 610, 835, 717, 570, 609, 856 and 302 will attend the Flyers tryout times.  Players who reside in New Jersey with all other area codes (other than 609 and 856) and players who reside in New York but are registered with an Atlantic District program, will use the NJ Devils tryout times.  For the tryouts on Sunday, remaining players from Saturday's tryouts will be told what group they will be placed into for Sunday's tryouts so you know what time to return on Sunday.  The top goalies, forwards and defensemen chosen from the summer camp may be placed on either team regardless of the area they live in.  Keep in mind - we are looking to choose the top players in the District and then place them on teams.

Philadelphia Flyers Tryouts (All players who have an area code of 215, 267, 484, 610, 835, 717, 570, 609, 856 and 302)

Saturday, June 14 10:30 - 11:45 AM Defense and Goalies
Saturday, June 14 10:45 - 12:00 PM Forwards
And if invited back to second session:    
Saturday, June 14 4:00 - 5:30 PM Defense and Goalies
Saturday, June 14 4:15 - 5:45 PM Forwards
And if invited back to goalie session:    
Sunday, June 15 9:00 - 9:45 AM All Goalies, both Flyers and Devils
And if invited back to final session:    
Sunday, June 15 10:00 - 11:15 AM All Flyers Goalies, Defense and Forward

New Jersey Devils Tryouts (All players with all other area codes (other than 609 and 856) and players who reside in New York but are registered with an Atlantic District program)

Saturday, June 14 12:00 - 1:15 PM Defense and Goalies
Saturday, June 14 12:15 - 1:30 PM Forwards
And if invited back to second session:    
Saturday, June 14 5:45 - 7:15 PM Defense and Goalies
Saturday, June 14 6:00 - 7:30 PM Forwards
And if invited back to goalie session:    
Sunday, June 15 9:00 - 9:45 AM All Goalies, both Flyers and Devils
And if invited back to final session:    
Sunday, June 15 11:30 - 12:45 PM All Devils Goalies, Defense and Forward

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2014 Camp Dates and Calendar of Events

Below is our official schedule announcement for the Atlantic District Player Development Program for the 2014-2015 Season.  Please look carefully below at your birth-year's final schedule as it should not change at this point.

We are pleased to announce that we will be again hosting our Development Camps at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ.  The facility worked very well last summer and provided exactly what we were looking for.  More Information will follow as to cost of the camps, etc. as we are currently working on it!

 

1997 (17's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 1 goalie, 6 forwards and 4 defensemen to attend the USA Hockey National 17 Festival that will be held June 26-July 2, 2014 at the University of Buffalo in Amherst, New York.  There will be no Atlantic District Camp for the 17's.

1998 (16's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 1 goalie, 7 forwards and 5 defensemen to attend the USA Hockey National 16 Festival that will be held July 7-13, 2014 at the University of Buffalo in Amherst, New York.  There will be no Atlantic District Camp for the 16's.

 

1999 (15's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 37 players who will then go to our District evaluation camp.  Following the evaluation camp, we will divide the 37 players into two groups:  the Festival team (2 goalies, 9 forwards and 6 defensemen) who will attend the USA Hockey National 15 Festival and the District team (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies) who will attend a regional event at Kent State University that will also include Michigan, Mid-Am and Southeast District teams.  All players will be required to pay $900 at online registration.  If you are chosen to attend the USA Hockey Festival camp and not the Kent Tournament, you will receive a refund of $300.  All players who are chosen for the USA Hockey Festival camp will need to pay directly to USA Hockey a fee of $150 for the cost of the Festival camp.

June 14-15           Evaluation Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (Goalies arrive at 7:15 AM; F/D arrive at 8:00 AM on June 14; All depart at 3:00 PM on June 15)

June 29-July 1      District Development Camp for both Festival and District Players, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ  (All arrive at 11:00 AM on June 29; All depart at 5:00 PM on July 1)

July 14-20            USA Hockey Festival Camp, University of Buffalo, Amherst, NY (Festival Team Players)

July 19                 District Development Camp for District Team Players, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (All arrive at 12:00 Noon; All depart at 8:00 PM - day camp only)

August 7-10          Kent State Tournament, Kent State University, Ohio (District Team Players)

 

2000 (14's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 40-46 players who will participate in multiple development camps.  For further information on Sweden, please page down.  Cost of the camp at Voorhees will be $450.00.  This fee will include ice time, food, hotel, merchandise, etc.  Cost to attend the Sweden camp is separate from the Voorhees camp.

June 29 - July 1     District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (All arrive at 12:00 Noon on June 29; All depart at 6:00 PM on July 1)

August 13-20         District Development Camp, Brynas/Stockholm, Sweden

 

2001  (13's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 40-46 players who will participate in multiple development camps and international competition.  For further information, please page down.  The cost of the camps in Voorhees and the competition will be $700.00.  This fee will include ice time, food, hotel, merchandise, etc.

July 19-21              District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (All arrive at 8:00 AM on July 19; All depart at 5:45 PM on July 21)

August 8-10           District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ  (All arrive at 10:00 AM on Aug. 8; All depart at 5:00PM on Aug. 10)

 

2002  (12's) Birth year - From our open tryout, we will select 68-80 players who will participate in multiple development camps.  At the end of the August camp, 36 players will be chosen to represent the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils at the Quebec Pee Wee International Tournament.  The price of the camps in Voorhees will be $575.00.  This fee will include ice time, food, hotel, merchandise, etc.  Price to attend the Quebec Pee Wee Tournament is separate from the camp price.

June 14 & 15          Open Tryout, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ  (Tryout costs are $40 per session)

July 19-21              District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (All arrive at 10:00 AM on July 19; All depart at 4:00 PM on July 21)

August 9-10           District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (All arrive at 9:30 AM on Aug. 9; All depart at 4:00 PM on Aug. 10)

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What You Can Expect for 2014 For Each Age Group

2002 (12's)

               

This program is a prerequisite to being chosen for the Quebec teams.  For the 12's we will host an OPEN TRYOUT at the Flyers Skate Zone (Voorhees), on June 14 & 15.    From the tryout, we will select 68-80 players to participate in two development camps during July and August.  Following the final camp, we will select the thirty six* players who will make-up the NJ Devils & Philadelphia Flyers Quebec Teams.  All players who are interested in going to Quebec must participate in the AAHA Development camps. 

Please click here for a brochure with all of the information for you for the Quebec program if you make the teams after the final camp

 

2001 (13's)

All returning players who participated last summer at Voorhees and/or who went to Quebec will be invited to the Tryout Festival.  New 2001's (who did not participate at Voorhees or go to Quebec) will need to attend the open tryout in April.  Returners and those selected from the open tryout will participate in the tryout festival in May.  We will have 4 teams (12F, 6D and 2G) at the tryout festival.  In July and August, we will host two development camps in Voorhees.  Development camps will include: seminars, off ice training, position specific training, cross-ice small games and competition.  Camps are coached by top NHL/College/Junior and Prep School coaches.

 

2000 (14's)

All of our returning players will be invited to the tryout festival in May, while new players will need to attend the open tryout before being invited to the tryout festival.  In  June, we will host a development camp, which, like last summer, will be coached by top prep, college, Junior and NHL coaches.  We will then depart for Sweden - with those players who are asked and who want to go - on August 13th for seven days of training, development and competition. 

2000 born Atlantic District Players, who are selected, will be given the OPTION to travel to Gavle, Sweden (2 hours north of Stockholm) to TRAIN and COMPETE with Swedish players and coaches for seven days.  This is a voluntary trip and we will bring a maximum of 40 and a minimum of 20 players with us from August 13-20, 2014.

The camp will take place at the home of the Brynas Hockey Federation, Lakerol Arena. Brynas is a suburb of Gavle, a town about 2 hours north of Stockholm with a population of app 90,000. Brynas is one of the oldest and most renowned professional clubs in Sweden and they have had tremendous success producing NHL and domestic national team talent. NHL players like Niklas Backstrom, Jakob Silferberg, Andreas Dackell, Anders Markstrom, Anders Lindbaek, Tomas Sandstroem, Andreas Johansson, Mats Naslund, Borje Salming and many more all came from this hockey hot bed. Brynas is at the forefront of developing young Swedish players.  In addition, Brynas youth, Junior and professional coaches will partake in our training. This will be a fantastic cooperative effort.

For more information on the Swedish club, arena and hotel: feel free to go to the websites below:

Brynas Hockey; http://www.brynas.se/

Lakerol Arena;  http://old.brynas.se/LakerolArena/

Scandic Hotel in Gavle:  http://www.scandichotels.com/Hotels/Sweden/Gavle/Scandic-Gavle-Vast/#.Us1wl2RDvi4

Further information regarding Sweden is available by clicking here!

 

1999 (15's)

At the 15U level things will remain the same as they were in 2013.  We have the OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May (returning players are invited to Tryout Festival).  If you are chosen from the tryout festival, you will be invited to our EVALUATION CAMP on June 14 & 15  where we will create a Festival Team (9F, 6D, 2G that will go to the  National Festival) and a District Team (12F, 6D, 2G) who will go to Kent State.  Alternates will also be named for the Festival.   Players are expected to be available for both events once being named to the program from the Tryout Festival.

      Kent State Ice Arena - Kent, OH

 

1998 (16's)

At 16U things will remain the same as 2013.  OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May.    We will, per our NATIONAL ALLOTMENT select 7 Forwards, 5 Defenseman and 1 Goaltender to attend the National Festival at Amherst.  There are no development camps - players go directly from the Tryout Festival to the National venue. 

 

1997 (17's)

At 17 U things will remain the same as 2013.  OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May.  We will, per our NATIONAL ALLOTMENT select 6 Forwards,4 Defenseman and 1 Goaltender to attend the National Festival at Amherst.  There are no development camps - players go directly from the Tryout Festival to the National venue.

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For further information or any questions, please contact: Colleen Marinari, at hocky@erols.com

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