Pee-wee Tournament of Quebec: a hopeful gain for the Ukrainian people
MISE À DAY
Joy, cries and tears, members of the Ukrainian community in Quebec went through the full range of emotions on Saturday as the game between their compatriots and the little Bruins was, according to them, a message of hope above all.
“Everyone won. It's a victory for humanity,” Juliana said a few minutes after the game. love that has been transmitted to young hockey players and by the band, to the Ukrainian people.
The cheers and ovations multiplied before, during and after the performance of both teams.
“My heart is with my country and I am sad to see everything that happens, but with the game and the reaction of people, it's a feeling of pride that I have, said, in French, the young woman who has been living in Quebec City for a few months.
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Jessica Anthony knows Ukrainians well. She has been organizing activities for the community for months in an elementary school in the Saint-Sauveur district of Quebec. On Saturday, she saw stars in everyone's eyes.
According to her, the pre-match hug, the national anthems and the lap of honor at the end of the match were the the most moving moments of this beautiful day.
The Ukrainian team wins its first game against the Boston Bruins.
“It was beautiful to see, all the young people in the center of the ice before the game and during the game, the atmosphere was boosted. We applauded everyone, the Bruins too, the goaltender was so good,” she said surrounded by members of the community.
After the game, the hall of the Videotron Center was packed. as many spectators waited for the players outside the locker room.
Like NHL stars, people lined up for a photo not only with the peewees, but also with the Ukrainians which were displayed in the colors of the team.
The road to Montreal
For his part, Daniel Bélanger made the trip to Montreal to support the young pee-wee of the two formations. The Boston Bruins fan had his Ukraine jersey and flag as well as a Bruins cap and scarf.
“It's been 55 years since I came to the tournament and I wanted to see both teams, and they gave us a great game, there are no losers. »
Daniel Bélanger, a resident of Montreal who came especially for this historic moment of the tournament, poses with the goalkeeper of the little Bruins, James Borccuzzi.
Before the game, Mr. Bélanger had the opportunity to take a photo with the little Bruins goaltender James Borccuzzi who shone in the face of repeated attacks from the skillful skaters of Ukraine.
For his part, Curtis Duguid, a resident of Montreal, even had his face painted in the colors of Ukraine and Canada.
“War, I find it terrible. I found it so important to be present out of solidarity. »
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