Jr. Kings’ Pee Wees begin ‘Quest for Quebec’
Ask any player on the Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ Pee Wee AAA Major team what they’re most excited about this year and the answer will undoubtedly be Quebec – the prestigious Quebec Pee Wee International Hockey Tournament to be precise.
The club will make the trip to the 56th annual showcase, which this season will run from Feb. 11-22, 2015, and experience much more than just your typical hockey tournament.
Not only will there be plenty of outstanding hockey played against some of the best 12U players from around the globe, but from a player’s perspective the famed event also provides the opportunity to soak up the unique culture of French-speaking Quebec.
Players are billeted with families who share their French-Canadian heritage, allowing the kids to completely immerse themselves in all things Quebecois. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity they’ll remember forever.
Former NHLers Jamie Storr and Val Bure, who coach the Jr. Kings’ 2002 birth year squad, know full well the value of participating in a tournament that champions unparalleled competition and camaraderie, on and off the ice.
“When I was 12, our team traveled to Winnipeg and we billeted with local families, and it’s one of the tournaments from my youth hockey experience I’ll always remember,” Storr said. “Val and I are excited for our kids to experience something they’ll be able to remember when they’re adults.”
The team is committed and working harder than ever leading up to its venture north of the border, but they’re still a bunch of kids and their excitement is palpable, especially when it comes to Quebec.
Fundraising efforts for the Quebec tournament are underway. To assist the Jr. Kings’ Pee Wee AAA Major team on its “Quest for Quebec” and make a donation, visit https://www.fundraise.com/la-jr-kings-pee-wee-aaa-2002/quest-for-quebec.