Aston, PA -- Four current Little Flyers players will experience the most prestigious Pee-Wee hockey tournament in the world later this year. 2010 Little Flyers Forward Bronx Bess, Forward Matthew DeNucci, Defenseman Ethan Holmes and Goaltender Jackson Toscano will all suit up for the Hershey Jr. Bears Quebec tournament team in February. “We’re all very proud of the four boys for putting in the work over the past several years to be able to play in the Quebec International Pee-Wee tournament. It is such an honor and an experience to be a part of. I hope they continue to work hard and take time to enjoy everything the tournament has to offer in the great city of Quebec” said Little Flyers 2010 Head Coach Rocco Carzo.
This year’s tournament will take place February 8th – 19th 2023. The players were selected to the team after an extensive tryout period in the Summer of 2022. Since the team was selected, players have been following an intense training program with practices in June, July and August. Throughout the season the team has been getting together once a week for practices, games and additional training sessions to be prepared to hit the ice in February.
The Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament has been played for over 60 years in Quebec City. Founded in 1959 by Gerard Bolduc, the tournament was integrated with the festivities of Carnaval de Quebec. The biggest names in hockey have played in the tournament including Brad Park, Guy Lafleur, The Gretzky and Howe Brothers, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Steven Stamkos and hundreds of more NHLers. In addition to letting thousands of kids live the dream, the tournament has always had the Patro Roc-Amadour foundation at heart. In 50 years, the tournament donated more than $2.1 million. It is in the Patro Roc-Amadour that the tournament has its Temple of Friendship. In it, you can find photos and trophies that have marked the tournament's history.
Aston, PA -- Philadelphia Little Flyers 14U Girls Head Coach and Little Flyers Alum Ricky Walsh has recently announced that he will be running in the 127th Boston Marathon on April 17, 2023.
Walsh spent his playing days in the Orange and Black, playing 16U and 18U Midget hockey for the Little Flyers before spending two years on the EHL Junior team. He committed to Framingham State University where he spent four seasons playing hockey and getting his degree in Business and IT. After college, Ricky moved back to Delaware County to begin his work career and wanted to get into coaching, so it only made sense to return to the Little Flyers. “As a long time, player in the Little Flyers organization and now Coach in the organization I’m proud to share some exciting news, on April 17th I will be running the Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber. The money I raise will go to basic cancer research in hopes of playing a role in creating a cancer free world. Cancer has touched my family just like many of yours” said Walsh when asked about the April Marathon.
If you would like to help Coach Walsh fundraise, you can donate through the link below or you can spread the word.
Link to Donate: http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/goto/RickRunsBoston