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From Quebec With Glove: Game 1

by Ryan Boulding / Colorado Avalanche

ColoradoAvalanche.com takes you to Quebec City, Quebec, to follow the Colorado Avalanche peewee hockey team at the 57th annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.

The Avalanche peewee players took part in their first game of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament on Monday, facing off against the Slovakia Thunder at the Videotron Center.

The 18,259-seat facility, home to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, opened on Sept. 3, 2015, and is the second largest arena in the province of Quebec behind only the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Built adjacent to the storied Colisee Pepsi, once the home rink of the Quebec Nordiques, the Videotron Center has replaced the historic location as a state-of-the-art facility that has already played host to musical acts such as Metallica and Shania Twain. The building also owns the QMJHL record for the largest crowd, set during a sellout game between the Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic.

The Avs took a victory in their first game, outscoring Slovakia 4-3 and moving on to face the winner of Tuesday's match between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicoutimi Sagueneens' peewee squads on Friday.

Colorado will have a handful of exhibition games and some downtime to explore the area before the next tournament contest. Time off has already been spent seeing the sights and partaking in activities such as dog sledding.

Read more about the trip on the blog: From Quebec With Glove.

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