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Ted Brill Great 8

For over 30 years, the Ted Brill Great 8 has provided high school seniors the opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to coaches and scouts from junior, collegiate and professional teams.  The three-day tournament has expanded from two region teams (outstate & metro), in its inaugural season, to eight teams that represent the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) eight sections.

Organized by the Minnesota High School Hockey Coaches Association and Minnesota Hockey, the Ted Brill Great 8 is designated as a national development program by USA Hockey and continues to play a vital role in player development and exposure in Minnesota.

Ted Brill Great 8: Seniors from Class A and Class AA teams in each section are selected by the coaches. Each coach has the ability to nominate players, and a vote is held to determine the 17 player roster made up of two goalies, six defensemen and nine forwards.  The teams compete in a weekend tournament with all of the players being evaluated for potential participation in the CCM Minnesota High School Hockey National Invitational Tournament.

Dates: March 21 – March 23, 2014 at Wakota Arena

View 2014 Schedule & Rosters

CCM Minnesota High School Hockey National Invitational Tournament (NIT): The CCM NIT is an annual showcase tournament featuring the top high school hockey players in the country. Each year Minnesota enters a team of players selected from the HP 18 and Great 8 Festivals. Last year teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Massachusetts & North Dakota participated. The showcase is held in conjunction with the Reebok High Performance 16 & 17 Final 54, attracting junior, college and professional scouts.

Dates: April 24 – 27, 2014 at Plymouth Ice Center

View 2014 Boys' NIT Schedule & Rosters

Paul Moen

Great 8 Program Manager

Phone: 651/451-1459

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General Manager Contact Info.

George Nemanich

Section 1A/1AA GM

Phone: 507-328-5454

Ron Warren

Section 2A/2AA GM

Phone: 763-424-6584

Russ Welch

Section 3A/3AA GM

Phone: 651-324-7329

Jeff Lagoo

Section 4A/4AA GM

Phone: 651-308-8390

Dave Margenau

Section 5A/5AA GM

Phone: 763-425-6895

Chad Nyberg

Section 6A/6AA GM

Phone: 952-484-5500

Steve Wasko

Section 7A/7AA GM

Phone: 218-348-6759

Tim Bergland

Section 8A/8AA GM

Phone: 218-686-9119