Jr. Islanders Announce Roster

20 players from Long Island selected for annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

Tuesday, 01.29.2013 / 12:56 PM New York Islanders

Twenty of the best 11 and 12-year-old hockey players from Long Island have been named to the Junior Islanders squad, which will participate in the 54th Annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in February. The team will be coached by former Islander Benoit Hogue and Islanders Skills Coach Bernie Cassell. With the support from Islanders management and staff, the Junior Islanders are considered an important part of the Islanders family.

The 54th Annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament will take place 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.” Some of the countries represented include the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, England, France, South Africa and Mexico.

The 12-day tournament draws total attendances of around 200,000 fans each year. The event was founded in 1960 and its continued importance can be seen in the names of its notable alumni. Many National Hockey League stars, including Patrick Roy, Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne, Gilbert Perrault, Mark Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Eric Lindros have participated in past tournaments.

Roster:

Matthew Stephan

Anthony Keating

Anthony Bernardo

Riley Brennan

Brendon Callow

Ryan Colwell

Gavin Hulser

Anthony Mastromonica

Robert Mastrosimone

Ross Mitton

Nikita Nesterenko

Jacob Schapira

Nathaniel Schuman

Timmy Cairo

Brandon Cimino

Zachary Vlacich

Nicholas Zarcone

Connor Green

Dominiek Molfetto

Connor Hutchinson

Head Coach: Benoit Hogue

Assistant Coach: Tony Colombo

Assistant Coach: Bernie Cassell

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