The Columbus Blue Jackets Quebec Pee Wee Team is a special team of 12-and 13-year-olds that the Blue Jackets help send to the Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament. This annual tournament, in Quebec City, Canada, is the largest and most prestigious youth hockey tournament in the world lasting 10 days throughout the month of February. The tournament regularly attracts over 200,000 fans and 2,300 players from 16 different countries.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets Quebec Peewee team enjoyed a day of exhibition games on their eighth day of play. Their first game of the day was against Cape Breton, a “B” team out of eastern Canada. Gunner Dircks started the scoring for the Blue Jackets early in the first with help from Kevin Putnam and Sean Kuraly. The team continued with hard work and effort into the third with goals from Sean Kuraly and Kent Sherrer. Eddie Arcy who played between the pipes took the team on to a 3-1 victory.
1 - Goal Gunner Dircks assist to Kevin Putnam, Sean Kuraly
2 - Goal Sean Kuraly assist to Kent Sherrer, Ryan Borcherding
3 - Goal Kent Sherrer assist to Sean Kuraly
The second game of the day took place one hour later against the Colorado Avalanche, the "AA' team. With Wes Faulkenberry and Eddie Arcy splitting time between the pipes they took the team onto a tie. The loan goal came from CBJ forward Austin Cousino. It was a short handed goal in the second period and was assisted by Ryan Borcherding.
1 - Goal Austin Cousino assist to Ryan Borcherding
The Blue Jackets will play their third tournament game on Friday at 4:45 pm against Baie Des Chaleurs.