Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

September 29, 2011
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Nolan Doherty and Cam Delvalle

A Pair of local youth hockey players will travel to Quebec, Canada as members of the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee All – Stars.

Nolan Doherty and Cam DelValle who both played for the Charlestown Youth Hockey program are among the top 19 Pee Wee Major players from the Greater Boston League who will compete February in the Quebec International Pee Wee Youth Hockey Tournament and BSR tournament.

Nolan Doherty who plays center is the son of Joe & Kathy Doherty while Cam DelValle who plays left wing is the son of Marc & Gina DelValle.

The team is composed of players from Allston-Brighton, Arlington, Cambridge, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Natick, Needham, Parkway, South Boston, Wellesley and Weston.

The Boston Junior Bruins team will play teams from the United States, Canada and Europe dur­ing the 10 – day tournament, which is expected to attract over 200,000 spectators to the Quebec Colisee. The Games will be televised on national televi­sion throughout Canada.

The purpose of the tourna­ment is to provide the players with competitive hockey and a cultural exchange experience. The Tournament plays a major role in the cultural exchange, affording the players an oppor­tunity to make new friends and to gain insight into Canadian – American lifestyles and values.

The players will be staying with French-Canadian families during their visit to Quebec City and will be exposed to many fac­ets of Canadian heritage, includ­ing the French language.

The trip is very expensive, with the Boston team alone needing to raise $45,000 for the trip. To achieve the $45,000 goal, Nolan and Cam will be soliciting con­tributions from local merchants and residents, as well as selling chances for a February raffle.

Small and large contributions will be greatly accepted by the players. Please make your Non Profit Tax Deductible contribu­tion, made payable to the Boston Junior Bruins and given to either the Doherty (13 Cook St) or the Delvalle (66 Ferrin St.) families or c/o Michael Cashman, 28 Sanderson Place, Brighton, MA 02135.

Tax Id # 22-321-4508