Fire Pee Wee Quebec Team Wraps Up Ten Days in Quebec
For the thirteenth straight season the Atlanta Fire has been invited to send its Pee Wee team to the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament. The Tournament began February 9 and runs through February 19. In all over 2300 eleven and twelve year old players from more than 16 countries play in the eleven day event. While in Quebec the Fire players live with local families. In addition to tournament play the Fire team played a number of exhibition games against teams from all over North America and Europe. This year the team's tournament run ended with a loss to Austria in a very close game that was tied going into the third period. The Austrian's are presently one game away from the Championship. While all teams go to win, the Tournament is really about the experience of living with French Canadian families, being around thousands of other 12 year old hockey players from around the world, and enjoying the winter environment and beauty of Quebec City. Coach John Menna reports from Quebec that the boys are having a fantastic time and often playing pond hockey until 11:00pm.