National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Hockey has a deep history within Indigenous communities across Canada. With legends like Ted Nolan, Fred Sasakamoose, George Armstrong, Bryan Trottier and young guns like Carey Price, Jordin Tootoo and Cody McCormick blazing trails for Indigenous hockey players across Canada, hockey continues to be one of the most popular sports for Indigenous youth.

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The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), founded by the Aboriginal  Sport Circle and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite Bantam and Midget- aged Indigenous hockey players from across Canada showcasing the athletic abilities of athletes from across the country, while also fostering cultural unity and pride. An event held annually since 2001, the NAHC also serves as a focal point for grassroots and  regional Indigenous hockey development.

Team BC is represented at the NAHC by one male team and one female team —with each team comprised of the top bantam/midget players from across British Columbia.  The Team BC program for NAHC is sanctioned by BC Hockey.

The 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships will be hosted in Cowichan, BC from May 1 to May 6, 2017. For more information, please visit www.teambcnahc.com

Team BC NAHC Player Selection Camp

Selection Camp Dates: April 7-9, 2017
Location: Prince George, BC
Registration: Online Registration

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council hosts one Provincial Player Selection Camp each year in the spring (March/April) where the Team BC coaching staff evaluate and select the province’s top Indigenous male and female hockey players to represent British Columbia at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible for participation in the NAHC:

  • Resident of British Columbia and of Indigenous 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. Registration for the 2017 Player Selection Camp closes on March 27, 2017.