Damian Hill of Slave Lake will suit up for Team Brick Alberta at the huge Brick Invitational tournament for Atom aged players at West Edmonton Mall in the first week of July. He was one of 18 chosen from 240 from all over the province for the team.
“Damian Hill was superb at the tryout. He not only showed He has the skill to be a top hockey prospect but also demonstrated great leadership and passion on and off the ice”, says Jason Nicholetts, Team Brick General Manager.
Hill’s father Dwain says he didn’t make the cut at his first tryout, but got called in for another look at a tryout camp in Red Deer, and was successful.
Hill is the only player from the north on the squad, and one of just five from outside the two major cities. He had a good season with Slave Lake’s top Atom team, finishing second in team scoring with 34 goals and 20 assists in 20 regular season games. He added five points in two playoff games.
Damian will be practicing and playing games on weekends beginning the last weekend of May. It includes a four-day tournament in Winnipeg in the middle of June. It ends with the big tournament in Edmonton, which brings in teams of nine and 10-year-olds from all over North America.
The tournament has 14 teams, seven in each pool. Seven are Canadian and seven American. Each team will play six round robin games.