EDMONTON, AB - Today, Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), in partnership with Hockey Edmonton, announced the Edmonton Oilers PeeWee Tournament Presented by Hockey Edmonton. This newly appointed tournament will be held annually to determine a winning Minor Hockey Association team to send to the Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament to represent OEG.
Starting on Saturday, September 21, nineteen AA teams from Edmonton and area (Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Strathcona, and Sturgeon) will play each other for the opportunity to compete in Quebec. The winning team will also be awarded Edmonton Oilers branded equipment for the tournament and be given the opportunity to host a fundraising 50/50 draw at an Edmonton Oilers home game.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer minor hockey players from the Edmonton Federation Hockey League the opportunity to compete in a tournament of this caliber," said Kevin Humphrys, Hockey Edmonton, Director of Community Hockey. "Exposure to international teams is a crucial and important part of development for players in Canada."
The final tournament game for Edmonton area teams will take place on September 29 at the Downtown Community Arena in ICE District, where the winning team will be determined.
Hosted at the Videotron Centre in Quebec, the Quebec International PeeWee Hockey Tournament is February 13-20, 2020, welcoming over 120 teams from around the globe each year to compete in exhibition games. All registered teams are guaranteed a first and second game, the latter of which takes place at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse also in Quebec City. Teams and players from out of town can billet with Quebec families and enjoy an enriching cultural experience in addition to playing hockey.
"It's exciting to see this tournament take form this year in collaboration with Hockey Edmonton," added Patrick Garland, Director, Hockey Engagement & Alumni Relations. "This is an incredible way to further youths' skills and interpersonal development, while providing an experience of a lifetime."