Jr. Islanders - Quebec Blog - Feb. 18

Monday, 02.18.2013 / 10:45 PM ET
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Twenty of the best 11 and 12-year-old hockey players from Long Island are participating in the 54th Annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 13-24. About 2,300 young hockey players from 16 countries come to Quebec to participate in the “World Championships of Pee-Wee Hockey.”

With the support from Islanders management and staff, the Junior Islanders are considered an important part of the Islanders family. Check this blog for updates about the team on and off the ice in Quebec City.

Today was our first official tournament game at the former home of the Quebec Nordiques, the Colisee. The players were pumped and ready to play. We took our official team picture and signed player game cards. The Finland Selects scored first, but we fought right back in the second and tallied our first goal. We scored again to take the lead but Finland rallied to take control of the game. The game ended 8-3. This automatically puts us in the loser bracket to play on Wednesday at 3pm. Not the results we hoped for, but the boys looked ready to take another team on.

After the game we went to the snow park with all the families. On the bus ride over, the coaches and players discussed what happened during the previous games and what was needed to improve in the future. Once we arrived, everyone was told to act as if they were 12 years old, even the parents. That is exactly what they did. Everyone had a blast, fought their fears of heights and bonded as a team.




J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08 is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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