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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 23-24

The Jr. Avs played their final game of the trip

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Pee-Wee team played in its final game of the trip on Saturday versus the Zietara Eagles from Poland. The Eagles defeated the Jr. Avs 4-1 in the exhibition game.

Max Neumayr scored the lone Jr. Avalanche goal in the second period and Curren Stukey and Daniel Andreen assisted on the short-handed goal. The Jr. Avs fell for the third time this trip, however two of those have come against teams competing in the upper AA-Elite division.

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 22

The Jr. Avs went to Baseball 360 after another exhibition game

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Pee-Wee Team played in an exhibition game versus the Arizona Jr. Bobcats Friday morning in Quebec City.

The Bobcats are in the tournament's AA-elite division, a step up from the Avalanche in AA and were a tough and physical team. The game wound up with 15 recorded penalties between the two teams.

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 21

Off day features ice hotel, tubing and fondue

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Pee-Wee Team spent Thursday away from the rink. It was just its second off day during the trip to Quebec City, and the Jr. Avalanche took advantage of the free time by heading to Village Vacances Valcartier for a day full of winter activities.

First up was a tour of the Hôtel de Glace, the only ice hotel in North America full of uniquely designed ice and snow sculptures. The ice hotel has its own wedding chapel, which was used for a ceremony just before the Jr. Avs arrived. Other elements include a full functioning ice bar in the heart of the hotel, an ice slide and one-of-a-kind designed hotel rooms and suites.

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 20

The Avalanche Pee-Wee Team drops its first contest in Quebec City

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Junior Avalanche played in the second round of the 2019 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament on Wednesday against the St. Albert Saints of Alberta, Canada. Both teams won their opening-round games of the tournament heading into the early morning matchup.

The Saints defeated the Jr. Avs 3-2 in a shootout following an intense five-minute, 3-on-3 overtime with several scoring chances at both ends of the ice.

"I think both teams played great. They just ended up winning the shootout in the end," said defenseman Daniel Andreen. "We just couldn't get the puck in the net, and they had a really good power play."

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 19

The Avalanche Pee-Wee Team plays against an Australian club and takes in a QMJHL game

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Jr. Avalanche faced off against the Australia Ice Crocs on Tuesday morning in the team's second exhibition matchup of its trip to the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in Quebec City. Continuing their high caliber play, the Jr. Avs defeated the team from Down Under 6-0 at Arena Réjean Lemelin. Goaltenders Derek Wood and Jadon Henry split the game and helped the peewees record their third consecutive shutout.

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 18

The Jr. Avalanche had an outdoor practice at Parc de glisse du Grand-Héron

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Jr. Avalanche went back to the roots of the game on Monday with a morning outdoor practice at Parc de glisse du Grand-Héron, a local recreation center of one of the billet families that is located in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec. With temperatures hitting a high of 5 degrees Fahrenheit all morning, the Jr. Avs skated through an authentic old-time hockey experience.

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 16

The Jr. Avs checked out La Citadelle de Quebec before their first tournament game

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Jr. Avalanche had a big day on Saturday, starting with the team's first educational activity of the trip: a guided tour of La Citadelle de Quebec.

Located in the heart of Old Quebec, the active military installation is Canada's oldest military building and the largest British fortress in North America. La Citadelle is also the official residence of Canada's monarch and its Governor General.

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 14

The Jr. Avs practice before checking out Carnaval de Québec

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Thursday brought the Jr. Avalanche Pee-Wee team its first full day of activities in Quebec City. The team started out with a high intensity one-hour practice at a local rink just 20 minutes outside of downtown. Before heading to the rink, the players got to eat their first home-cooked meals with their new billet families.

"It was good to finally get out there with the team. We were pretty fast going up and down the ice and Coach Kibby had us working on the little things," goaltender Derek Wood said. "Getting pucks behind the net, getting them deep and tape to tape passes."

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Postcards From Quebec: Feb. 12-13

The Jr. Avs travel to Quebec City

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Jr. Avalanche Pee-Wee team started its trip on Tuesday to Quebec City, Canada, where it will compete in the largest youth hockey contest in the world, the 60th annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament.

Due to a severe snow storm hitting the entire Northeast this week, the Jr. Avs saw their first sniff of adversity before the puck had even dropped. After landing in Washington D.C. for a layover, the team's next flight was delayed for 14 hours resulting in an unexpected night's stay in the nation's capital. It was then followed by a 4:00 a.m. wake-up call to catch the flight to Montreal and a near 4-hour bus drive to Quebec City.

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Postcards From Europe: April 29

The Jr. Avalanche finish its trip to Finland on a high note

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

On the final day of the Nordic Hockey Trophy tournament in Finland, the Colorado Avalanche Pee-Wee Hockey Team ran into its toughest opponent yet, the Northern Sweden Hockey Academy (NSHA), which was undefeated in tournament play.

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