Pee-Wee hockey tournament put ‘on ice’ for this year

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Photo: Jonathan Roy courtesy Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

A dejected Champ-Pee, the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament mascot, sits on the stairs of an empty Videotron Centre.

Normally, mid-February would have the peewee hockey world in a frenzy. Teams from over 15 countries would be in town for the 62nd annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament and the “Pee-Wee! Pee-Wee!” song would echo before each game at the Videotron Centre. This year, the arena is empty, and Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” would be a more appropriate song.