QUEBEC PEE-WEE TOURNAMENT
The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is the most prestigious minor hockey tournament in the world. It takes place in the beautiful city of Quebec, at the Videotron Center and the Pavillon de la Jeunesse, and allows 120 teams from all over the world to enjoy an unforgettable experience each year.The tournament was founded in 1960 by Gérard Bolduc. At its first edition, 28 teams and about 20 000 spectators took part in the tournament. Tired of bringing his team at Goderich in Ontario, he wanted his city to be the host of a hockey tournament. It’s in the spirit of conviviality that father Bolduc decided, in 1959, to create a pee-wee hockey tournament in Quebec City. The tournament was integrated with the festivities of the Carnaval de Québec which takes place during February.
One of the first well known players that played in the NHL is Brad Park. Guy Lafleur played 1960 to 1964 editions. For three years (1962-1964), he was Pee-Wee tournament ALL STAR scoring a total of 64 goals. He held a long time, the best individual performance of the Pee-Wee Tournament in Quebec City. Ten years later, during a single participation, a kid named Wayne Gretzky managed to thwart the goalkeepers 26 times.