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Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team to play prestigious Quebec event

 

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The beat goes on for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team.

First, the squad won a regional Silver Stick championship in December (pictured).

And recently, it was announced that the team will participate in the prestigious Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 13-24. This will mark the first time a Vegas Jr. Golden Knights club will travel to and play in the tournament.

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“We are proud to represent the Vegas Golden Knights – and all of Las Vegas youth hockey – in the Quebec International Pee-Wee tournament,” said Golden Knights director of hockey operations Misha Donskov. “The Quebec International Pee-Wee tournament is world class – there is not another youth hockey competition around like it. The number of NHL players who have played in the tournament is impressive and we hope to one day see Jr. Golden Knights names listed alongside these current and former NHL stars. We are grateful for Cirque du Soleil’s support in helping make this trip possible.”

Thanks to the partnership with Cirque du Soleil, the club’s travel and tournament expenses will be significantly reduced.

“As a company founded in Quebec and now thriving in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil finds it rewarding to come full circle and support our Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Pee Wee AA team as they compete in our homeland,” said Cirque du Soleil VP of marketing and PR Lou D’Angeli. “Having been a member in the Las Vegas community for more than 25 years, we take great pride fostering the talent in our youth.”

The Jr. Golden Knights’ Pee Wee AA team is comprised of forwards Tyler Atchison, Casey Berninger, Jessie Brewer, Jack Lackas, Chayse Laurie, Finn McNabb, Chase Nehring, Caden Ross and Colin Spencer; defensemen Trevor Abele, Connor Beers, Carson Craig, Daniel Maddison and Kaden Mulcahy; and goaltenders Austin Neill and Logan Perez.

Head coach Kevin Mulcahy is joined on the bench by assistant coach Bo Lackas and the team manager is Kevin Atchison.

— Matt Mackinder

(Feb. 22, 2019)