Young hockey hopefuls compete against world’s elite teams RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 4, 2005)
– The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the 2004-2005 Junior Hurricanes will travel to Canada to participate in the Quebec International Hockey Pee Wee Tournament on Feb. 9. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Junior Hurricanes have been accepted to compete in this prestigious tournament which originated in 1960 and has seen the participation of such players as Ron Francis, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Eric Lindros.The final roster of eighteen players represents Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Greensboro, and Fayetteville, N.C., as well as Columbia, and Greenville, S.C. The Junior Hurricanes first game in the double elimination Intermediate B division will be against a team from Papineau, Quebec. During their twelve day stay in Quebec, team members will reside with native families providing an even greater opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the region.
“Over 200 teams apply for the chance to compete so we consider it a privilege to represent the Carolinas,” said Doug Warf, Promotions and Fan Development Coordinator for the Carolina Hurricanes. "Our team is very excited and ready to play.”
A complete tournament schedule and regular updates on the team’s progress will be available at www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.