Lake Forest – The Chicago Young Americans Pee Wee Major 2002 hockey team has been accepted into the World’s most prestigious youth hockey tournament. More than 150 teams apply and only 60 teams are accepted at the elite level.
The 2015 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament attracts the best teams and players from 16 different countries. Players and their families will gather from February 11-22, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Quebec City as these 11 and 12 year olds compete for a chance to be considered World Champions.
The tournament is held in conjunction with Quebec’s Winter Carnival, which helps attract more than 10,000 spectators to the games. The tournament has a rich history of NHL players competing in this tournament with over 1400 NHL alumni having played in this tournament since 1960. Just a few of the notable names, Guy LaFleur, Denis Savard, Paul Coffey, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Marian Hossa, Marc Andre Fleury, Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar, and many of the current Blackhawks.
The CYA Pee Wee Major team recently won the Bauer World Invitational AAA Elite Championship held in Chicago where almost 600 teams from 8 different countries and 30 different states competed. The team is made up of kids from all over the Chicagoland area, players include Zach Bader, Aurora; Brian Dolby, Winnetka; Max Dukovac, Aurora; Aaron Eberhardt, Naperville; Lachlan Getz, Northfield; Tyler Horberg, Highland Park; Richie Hoskins, Lake Forest; Quinn Hutson, Barrington; Hank Kempf, Wilmette; Luke Lewis, Deerfield; Matt O’Donnell, Glen Ellyn; Mack Oliphant, Northbrook; Graham Padgitt, St. Charles; Daniel Rozsival, Chicago; Cole Schneider, Long Grove; Tucker Tynan, Deerfield; and Luke Weilandt, Wilmette.
For more information on the Chicago Young Americans and the tournament visit their website at www.cyahockey.com and follow the links to the PW Major 2002 team.