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Posted: May 7, 2022

Two locals competing in NAHC in Nova Scotia

Two Cranbrook youths are in Nova Scotia for 10 days competing with Team BC in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship.

Nathan Andrew representing the Ktunaxa Nation and Tyler Bennett and are both Indigenous youth from Cranbrook who have grown up playing minor hockey in the city.

Tyler most recently played for the East Kootenay Avalanche and Nathan finished his rookie season playing with the Northern Alberta Tomahawks as a part of the Junior A Greater Metro Hockey League.

The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite Bantam and Midget-aged Indigenous hockey players from across Canada showcasing the athletic abilities of athletes from across the country, while also fostering cultural unity and pride. An event held annually since 2001, the NAHC also serves as a focal point for grassroots and regional Indigenous hockey development.

Team BC will be represented at the NAHC by one male team and one female team —with each team comprised of the top bantam/midget players from across British Columbia.

The Team BC program for NAHC is sanctioned by BC Hockey.  Over 500 participants from across Canada are expected to participate.

The 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships will be hosted in Membertou, Nova Scotia from May 7 to May 14.

Lead image: Nathan Andrew and Tyler Bennett on Team BC for NAHC. Photo submitted


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