The 2011-12 Sherwood Park Crusaders were a team filled with highly talented roster, but one player that led the team and league was Peter Quenneville.
Coming off a 22 point rookie season the year before, Quenneville took huge strides in his second year with the Crusaders, dominating the league and scoring 18 points in the first 10 games of the season. He quickly topped that by going on a 14 game point streak beginning in early October. He continued to control the league for the remained of the season, finishing with 81 points in 53 games. Quenneville’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed, he was named in the AJHL (North) All-Star Team and the AJHL’s Most Valuable Player.
During that same season, Quenneville was called upon to play for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. On that same team, the Edmonton native played beside current NHLers Colton Parayko, Troy Stretcher, and Jujhar Khaira. The round robin games didn’t go well for the team, who failed to win a single game in falling to both Sweden and the United States. However, the championship round was a different story, as the winless Canadian didn’t let two defeats bring them down. In the first round, they crushed the Czechs 4-1 then moved on to beat the Swedes 2-1 in overtime. The team had made it the final after going winless in the round robin stay. They faced their fellow Canadians from the East in the final who they took down 4-2 to take home the gold. Quenneville played in all five games for Team Canada.
The following season, Quenneville moved on to his new USHL team and put up yet another great season scoring 70 points in 63 games.
In the summer of 2013, the NHL draft was held in New Jersey. After hearing 194 names called, Peter Quenneville heard his name called by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round 195th overall.
For the 2014 season, the Brandon Wheat Kings acquired Quenneville’s rights from the Prince George Cougars and convinced him to join them. By joining the Wheat Kings, he would also rejoin his brother, John; together, the two played nine games with the Crusaders. Over the two year’s Quenneville was with the Wheat Kings he put together two solid seasons, scoring 126 points in 116 games.
Once Quenneville turned pro, he made stops in both the AHL and ECHL. The former Crusader is now playing in the Danish League for the Aalborg Pirates.
We are proud to say that Quenneville was once a Crusader, and commend him on how well he has done throughout his hockey career. We wish him the best of luck for the future.