The Junior Bruins have added another European tournament to their 2013 schedule. In addition to the 2001′s, who will travel to play in Stockholm, Sweden in April 2013, the 2000 Junior Bruins will travel to Bolzano, Italy (April 19-28…dates are not confirmed but will be in late April).
“When we added the trip to Sweden with the 2001′s we recognized that the 2000′s would miss this European tournament by a year and since the 2000 team is a strong one for our program we wanted to make sure they had a chance to participate in a world class tournament and cultural trip such as the WSI event in Bolzano, Italy,” Director Chris Masters commented. “We have started to map out a plan for our AAA program that will include each age group, starting as mites and finishing at the midget/junior age, going to the top tournaments in the world. Each birth year will play in Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Edmonton, Sweden, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Buffalo, Chicago, Portland (ME) and Las Vegas and we wanted to be sure that the 2000′s were included in a European trip.”
This tournament will feature world class competition in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Bolzano is a city and the capital of South Tyrol, a province in northern Italy that has a strong agricultual background (wine, fruit and dairy).
The settlement was built by the Romans after the area’s conquest by general Nero in 15 BC. Bolzano has been an important trading point since its elevation to a town on June 24, 1190 by bishop Konrad of Trient, due to its location in between the two major cities of Venice and Augsburg. Four times a year a market was held and traders came from the south and the north. The city was a cultural crosspoint at that time, and still is to this day. World famous Lake Como (pictured on the front page) is just 100 miles from Bolzano so a quick trip to visit Lake Como or extending your trip to include additional sightseeing is an option as well.
The tournament field in 2012 is listed below (a similar field will be there for the 2013 tournament):
AK BARS Siberia
HC Dynamo Moscow
Slacia Slovakia Selects
Jungadler Manheim (Germany)
Pro Hockey Canada
Tyrol Selects (Italy)
Price will include:
Land only tour package (meaning that if players/parents/other members going on the trip are welcome to arrange their own flight or fly on points)
Group flight option available from Boston (meaning this price will include your round trip flight as well as everything else mentioned below)
All hockey exhibitions and practices
Tournament fees: including 5 game minimum
Hotel accommodations double occupancy (additional cost for single)
Transportation to and from all events
1 additional meal per day (Players)
Organized guided tours
Practices at NESC in Marlboro, MA prior to the trip as well as game jerseys/socks the players keep and a “team gear” package.
There is no restriction on where a player can be from to play on this team. Players that live out of area are able to fly out of their local airport to travel to Boston for the pre tournament practices or fly directly to Italy and meet the team there. There is also no restriction on going early or staying
Interested players can EMAIL CHRIS MASTERS and reference the 2000 WSI-Italy team and include the following information:
Current team playing on
Summer teams you have played on in the past
Coaches we can email as a reference