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Junior Islanders

The Junior Islanders are made up of elite Pee-Wee level players on Long Island selected through a try out. Coached by former Islander Benoit Hogue, this group of players will represent the New York Islanders at the prestigious 53rd Quebec Pee Wee Tournament in Quebec in February 2012.  This celebrated tournament will provide once in a lifetime experiences for these children and their families and will create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Considered the most important minor hockey tournament in the world, about 2,300 young hockey players from 16 countries come to Quebec to participate in the "World Championships of Pee-Wee Hockey". This Tournament takes place during a period of 11 days with crowds totaling around 200,000 fans every year. This extraordinary event, very popular, was founded in 1960 and has never ceased to grow in importance.

The 16 players will travel to Quebec to compete against teams representing the United States, Canada and other countries throughout the world.   In the past, some of the teams the Junior Islanders have played against include teams from Canada, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Sweden.

Many stars from the National Hockey League have passed through this Tournament: including current Islanders players Rick DiPietro and Kyle Okposo and Coach Doug Weight; and hockey greats Patrick Roy, Guy Lafleur, Gilbert Perrault, Mark Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sylvain Côté, Eric Lindros.

For more information please contact out amateur hockey staff at:
amateurhockey@newyorkislanders.com
or call 516-501-6764