The Colorado Avalanche introduced the Colorado Avalanche Pee Wee hockey team during the first intermission Tuesday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
The 2008 Colorado Avalanche Pee Wee team will participate in the 49th Annual Quebec International Hockey Tournament held in Quebec City from February 14-24, 2008. Each year the tournament hosts 110 teams from 14 countries and is known world-wide as one of the largest and most prestigious Pee Wee hockey tournaments. The tournament has hosted players that developed into NHL stars including Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky.
This year’s the representatives, Littleton Hawks Pee Wee AA coached by Rick Boh, earned this unique opportunity by winning the Colorado Avalanche Quebec Qualifier Tournament in November 2007. The Littleton Hawks will hold the title of Avalanche Pee Wee team for the third time during the 2007-08 season, as they have held the title previously in 2001-02 and 2005-06. Littleton’s roster of 18 players includes Domenic Turgeon, son of former Avalanche player Pierre Turgeon, who also serves as an assistant coach for the team.
By becoming the Avalanche Pee Wee representative, the team receives full sponsorship by the Avalanche organization including travel, lodging, complete Avalanche uniforms and travel gear for the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament. The players gain immense hockey experience by playing in the tournament, but some of the best experiences for the players come through the billeting process. This process, which takes players and pairs them with Canadian families, provides additional experiences and creates relationships that players will remember for a lifetime. The host families act as their personal guides of historic Quebec City and provide insight of the distinctive Quebec culture.
The team is guaranteed two tournament games, but will play in several exhibition games against other NHL Pee Wee teams as well as teams from other countries. The team opens competition against the Connecticut Wolves on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.
TEAM ROSTER # 2 – COREY TAYLOR # 3 – CONNOR WIGTON #4 – TYLER SELTENREICH # 7 – BRENDAN SMITH #8 – SCOTT EANSOR #10 – BRENDON CARLSTROM #11 – TAYLOR MCCLURE #13 – CARSON PAVEK #14 – BEN EIGNER #15 – COOPER GLASS #16 – MASON BOH #24 – NICK MILLER #26 – MATT DONNELLY #33 – BEN LAMBERT #62 – VANCE SIEBERT #77 – DOMENIC TURGEON #87 – CLINT LARSON #92 – GREG HUNDLEY
TEAM STAFF HEAD COACH – RICK BOH ASSISTANT COACH - MIKE MCCLURE ASSISTANT COACH - LLOYD DONNELLY ASSISTANT COACH - PIERRE TURGEON TEAM MANAGER - JERRY GLASS