Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Academy (SWIHA), is proud to soon see the U13 Pumas team travel to Quebec in one of the world’s most recognisable junior ice hockey tournaments.

Lee Mason, SWIHA General Manager said that the academy is “extremely proud that a team from SWIHA, U13 Puma’s, will be representing the Academy and the UK at the highly prestigious Quebec Peewee tournament in Canada this month.

“The annual tournament brings together junior ice hockey teams from across the globe in a series of competitive games at world-class arenas such as the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. The trip offers some fantastic development opportunities for these young players, particularly as they stay with French-speaking host families.”

The team guided by Swindon Wildcat legends Ken Forshee (Head Coach) and Gareth Endicott (Coach) have been planning the opportunity with managers Verity Liddamore and Simon Godfrey for many years spending hours fundraising and organising the time. The long wait is almost over with the team flying out to Canada on the 13th February this week and will compete in their group soon after landing.

Lee Mason added “It has taken several years of planning and fundraising to make this dream trip a reality, Ken Forshee and his team are to be congratulated on this achievement. We wish the Puma’s a bon voyage and the very best of luck in the tournament!” Everyone at Swindon Wildcats join Lee Mason in wishing the team the best of luck in Canada.