Two players from the Alberni Valley region will compete in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon from May 7–12.
The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I∙SPARC), and its Provincial Hockey Committee announced the players and volunteer staff who will represent British Columbia in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) at the end of April.
I·SPARC hosted its Team BC Player Selection Camp from April 5-7 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, BC where 94 elite Indigenous male and female hockey players participated in the three-day process. From the camp, 20 male and 20 female hockey players were selected. These players will not only represent BC, but they will also proudly represent their Nations and communities at this prestigious national championship.
“Our three-day selection camp showcased an amazing level of talent from across the province,” said Rick Brant, Executive Director at I·SPARC. “Team BC will be defending last year’s male gold medal performance and building on an impressive 4th place finish by the female team. ”
Team BC will gather in Delta for a one-day training camp prior to departing for the Yukon on Monday, May 6. The NAHC competition schedule commences Tuesday, May 7 through May 12.