Partners Council Announces Team BC Player Selection Camp for 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council – Partners Council seeking top Aboriginal male and female youth hockey players across the province
Victoria, BC (December 2, 2016) – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) to be hosted in Cowichan, British Columbia from May 1 to 6, 2017.
Aboriginal male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2017 Team BC Player Selection Camp where players will be evaluated over a three-day period by the Team BC coaching staff. The Selection Camp will be held April 7 to 9, 2017 in Prince George, BC. Team BC will be represented by one male and one female team each comprising a maximum of 24 bantam/midget aged players at the 2017 NAHC.
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible for participation in the NAHC:
- Resident of British Columbia and of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
- Male: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2016/17 competitive season (born 1999 to 2003)
- Female: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2016/17 competitive season (born 1999 to 2003) and those born 1997 to 1998 (as the female team can carry up to one (1) overage player)
- Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey. (Players not registered with BC Hockey for 2016/17 season may register via this camp for an additional fee of $40)
The Camp Registration Fee is $120 per player and includes a Team BC Selection Camp jersey. Pre-registration is mandatory as no ‘walk-ins’ will be accepted. Online registration will open on January 15, 2017 at www.teambcnahc.com.
National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC is the premier forum for elite bantam and midget-age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada. It is the only national annual event that showcases and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country, and aids in fostering cultural unity and pride. Team BC is represented by two teams, one male team and one female team, featuring the top bantam/midget aged players from across the province.
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council)
The Partners Council is a consortium of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, the First Nations Health Authority, and the Métis Nation BC. Established as a social legacy of the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games, the Partners Council is responsible for implementing BC’s Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy. The Partners Council works with First Nations, Aboriginal communities and other sport and physical activity stakeholders to deliver community-based programs designed to promote active lifestyles and support the desire for transformative change in the health and well-being of Aboriginal communities, families and individuals across BC.
For more information about the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and/or the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, visit www.aboriginalsportbc.ca, or contact:
Team BC Coordinator
Phone: 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free) or 250.388.5522 ext. 285
Team BC Communications Manager