The Summerside Capitals lost their opening game of the 2019 Quebec international peewee hockey tournament in Quebec City on Friday.
The Capitals, who are representing the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) at the world-renowned tournament, lost 5-0 to a big and fast Zurich Lions’ squad from Switzerland.
A Summerside team spokesman said, “The team had an experience of a lifetime playing in front of a huge crowd.”
The game was played at the Videotron Centre, which is an NHL-ready 18,000-seat arena that is currently home of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.
The Capitals will play the Mid Fairfield Jr. Rangers from New York in an exhibition game on Saturday.
Teams in the P.E.I. Peewee AAA Hockey League rotate representing the Islanders at this tournament.