Winnipeg set to host 20th anniversary edition of National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Jeff Spencer is counting down the days. Spencer is the chair of the hockey committee for the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the national governing body for Indigenous athletics. The ASC annually organizes the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), which attracts elite Indigenous players, both female and male, representing their provinces, territories and regions. This year’s event begins this Sunday, May 7, and continues until May 13 in Winnipeg. All matches will be staged at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex. This marks the 20th time the national tournament, featuring many of the country’s top Indigenous teenage players, has been held. The first tournament was in 2002 at Akwesasne, Ont. The tourney should have actually celebrated its 20th anniversary a couple of years ago. But because…

This content is for Yearly Subscription, Yearly Subscription – Corporate, and Print Subscription Only members only.
Log In Register

Add Your Voice

Is there more to this story? We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Contribute your voice on our contribute page.