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Team BC  – Monday, May 9, 2016 – Team BC went undefeated this past week to take the national title at the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (2016 NAHC), held May 1-7 in Mississauga, Ontario. Team BC defeated Team North in the gold medal game held Saturday evening.
 
“We are so proud to bring the gold medal back home to BC,” said Head Coach Joe Quewezance.  “The hard work, dedication, and the team dynamics were all incredible.  Each year we are impressed by the number of young talented Aboriginal hockey players in BC.  Once the team was selected, we were confident our team was going to be a strong contender.”
 
Team BC advanced from the round robin ranked first overall with convincing wins over Team Atlantic, Team Alberta, and Team North. In the quarterfinals, Team BC beat Saskatchewan 6-2, earning a spot in the semi-finals against Team Manitoba.  The semi-final thriller ended when Duncan’s Keenan Eddy scored 2:00 minutes into overtime giving BC a 3-2 victory. The gold medal game featured a Team North rematch.  Team BC dominated the game through an entire team effort both offensively and defensively resulting in an impressive 3-0 win.    
 
Team BC – NAHC is a program of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) and sanctioned by BC Hockey.  The program provides an opportunity for the Province’s top Midget age male and female Aboriginal hockey players to compete at the National Championships, which celebrates sport excellence as well as cultural unity and pride. 
 
“This program is about more than elite hockey as it develops future leaders both on and off the ice,” noted Assistant Coach (and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief) Shane Gottfriedson. “This program is proof that investing in Aboriginal sport not only results in gold medals but also influences the way our communities see sport as a means for health and wellness.”
 
Other notable Team BC highlights from the 2016 NAHC included the female team’s fourth place finish. In the bronze medal game, they lost by a score of 2-1 in overtime against Manitoba. It was the female team’s best result in eight years. Team BC’s male defenseman Jeremy Gervais was awarded player of the game for the gold medal game; defenseman Austin Crossley was named a 2016 NAHC Tournament All-Star; and BC’s Jake Gudjonson was awarded Most Sportsmanlike.
 
The Partners Council and its Provincial Hockey Committee would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal Sports & Wellness Council of Ontario and its volunteers for hosting the event and to also thank all of Team BC’s fans and supporters.  Congratulations to Team BC for their outstanding performance at 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.
 
Team BC (Male) Roster

#

Last Name

First Name

YOB

Hometown

Position

L/R

HT

WT

2015/16 Hockey Club

1

Virgo

Kaleb

2000

Kamloops

Goaltender

L

5’11

160

Kamloops Midget Tier 2 Elks

2

Patsey

Joel

1999

Prince George

Defense

L

6’2

200

Prince George Cariboo Cougars – BCMML

3

DeBruyn

Dylan

1999

Chilliwack

Defense

R

6’1

165

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – BCMML

4

Gervais

Brevin

2000

Prince George

Defense

L

6′ 0

175

Prince George Midget Tier 1 Cougars

5

Russell

Landon

1999

Mission

Defense

R

6’0

165

Abbotsford Pilots – PJHL

6

Gervais

Jeremy

1999

Prince George

Defense

L

5’10

160

Prince George Cariboo Cougars – BCMML

7

Crossley

Austin

1999

Fort St. John

Defense

L

6’0

205

Kamloops Storm – KIJHL

8

Loring

Cory

1999

Alexis Creek

Forward

R

6’1

185

Williams Lake Tier 2 Timberwolves

9

Harris

Darian

1998

Ladysmith

Forward

L

5’8

179

Orangeville Ice Crushers

10

McLean

Spencer

1998

Montrose

Forward

L

5′ 9

165

Trail Smoke Eaters – BCHL

11

Gudjonson

Jake

1999

Golden

Forward

R

5’11

160

Golden Rockets – KIJHL

12

Wullum

Logan

1998

Creston

Forward

L

5′ 8

160

Creston Valley Thundercats – KIJHL

13

Brant

Ty

2001

Duncan

Defense

L

5’9

145

Shawnigan Lake School

14

Eddy

Keenan

1998

Duncan

Forward

L

5’10

190

Kerry Park Islanders – VIJHL

16

DuBois

Chase

1998

Williams Lake

Forward

R

5’9

145

Prince George Cariboo Cougars – BCMML

18

Ghostkeeper

Tyson

1998

Prince George

Forward

L

5’11

170

Prince George Midget Tier 1 Cougars

19

DuBois

Daine

1999

Williams Lake

Forward

L

5’9

165

Prince George Cariboo Cougars – BCMML

21

Delorme

Haydn

2000

Port Moody

Forward

R

5’11

171

North East Chiefs Coquitlam – BCMML

22

Ignace

Ryan

1998

Savona

Forward

L

5’10

170

Sicamous Eagles – KIJHL

23

Joe

Ethan

2000

Vernon

Defense

L

6′ 1

230

Vernon Midget Vipers

30

Paul

Daniel

1998

West Kelowna

Goaltender

L

5’10

185

North Okanagan Knights – KIJHL

 

 

Head Coach – Joe Quewezance, Kelowna, BC
Asst. Coach – Shane Gottfriedson, Kamloops, BC
Asst. Coach – Kevin Ned, Westbank, BC
Manager – Tana Mussell, Chilliwack, BC
Trainer – Ben Guidolin, Vancouver, BC

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC provides a forum for elite Midget age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada. The event aids in fostering cultural unity and pride and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal hockey players from across the country. Team BC is represented by two teams, one male and one female, which are both composed of the top players from across the Province.
 
For more information about Team BC – 2016 NAHC, and the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, visit www.teambcnahc.com or facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil, or contact:
 
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council
Lara Mussell Savage         Director, Sport
Alissa Derrick                    Team BC Coordinator
Email:                                teambc@bcaafc.com
Phone:                              1.800.990.2432 (toll-free) or 250.388.5522