Three Brainerd Amateur Hockey players earned a spot on the Reebok Boys High Performance District 15, advanced 15-year old hockey team.
Following a three-day tryout period, Brady Mick (goalie), Adam Fischer (forward) and Matt Blanch (forward) made the 20-man roster, which represents some of the best 15-year-old hockey players in District 15.
The three will compete with the district team during the Minnesota Hockey Spring Festival April 27-29 at Wakota Arena in South St. Paul.
The Reebok/MN Hockey High Performance 15 program is designed to provide players born in 1997 the opportunity to train and compete against some of the best players throughout Minnesota of similar age. Following the spring festival in April the players will be evaluated and have the chance to represent Minnesota at the USA Hockey National Select 15 Development in Rochester, N.Y.
As part of making the District 15 team, Mick will receive an invitation to participate in the Dave Peterson Reebok High Performance Goalie Camp at the Schwan Super Rink in July. Attendance at the goalie camp is by invitation only and is limited to goalies that make their respective district team in the Minnesota Hockey Reebok High Performance program.
District 15 includes the Brainerd, Moorhead, Alexandria, Benson, Morris, Park Rapids, Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin, Long Prairie, Sauk Centre, Wadena, Walker, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Perham, and Little Falls hockey associations.