Indigenous hockey pro joins coaching staff of BC Junior A squad

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It didn’t take Wacey Rabbit long to find a new hockey gig. Rabbit, who is from Kainai Nation in Alberta, announced his retirement from his pro playing career in late August following 15 seasons that saw him suit up for squads in seven different countries. Within a few short weeks, however, Rabbit, 34, was interviewing for a handful of clubs in order to officially launch his coaching career. He’s now an assistant coach with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, a Junior A club that competes in the British Columbia Hockey League. Rabbit, who was living in Edmonton, headed west to join the Bulldogs, who are based in Port Alberni, B.C., two days after marrying model, actor and First Nations activist Ashley Callingbull. The couple…

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