I·SPARC announces Team BC Rosters for the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Top Indigenous hockey players set to represent British Columbia at elite competition

Victoria, B.C. (April 24, 2019) The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I∙SPARC), and its Provincial Hockey Committee, are pleased to announce the players and volunteer staff who will represent British Columbia in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2019 NAHC will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon from May 7 to May 12, 2019.

I·SPARC hosted its Team BC Player Selection Camp from April 5-7, 2019 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, BC where 94 elite Indigenous male and female hockey players participated in the three-day process. From the camp, twenty male and twenty female hockey players were selected. These players will not only represent BC, but they will also proudly represent their Nations and communities at this prestigious national championship. 

“Congratulations to all of the Team BC members selected to participate in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “You have travelled a long way to compete at the national level and you exemplify the amazing talent and spirit we have in B.C. I wish you the very best as you prepare for competition and I hope you truly enjoy your experience at the Games next month.”

“Our three-day selection camp showcased an amazing level of talent from across the province,” said Rick Brant, Executive Director at I·SPARC. “Team BC will be defending last year’s male gold medal performance and building on an impressive 4th place finish by the female team. We are very pleased with our rosters and the strengths of our two teams as we prepare for the 2019 NAHC in Whitehorse.”



#Last NameFirst NameYOBPosAncestry/NationCity/Town2018/19 Hockey Club
23AdamsMackenzie2002DKatzie First NationPitt MeadowsRidge Meadows Midget AA
14BlaceBraden2003FSquamish NationCroftonPacific Coast Hockey Academy
1BlackDylan2002GMétisLangleyAldergrove Kodiaks, Jr B
12BrantTy2001DMohawks of the Bay of QuinteVictoriaDelta Hockey Academy
11BrantBen2003FMohawks of the Bay of QuinteVictoriaPacific Coast Hockey Academy
5CameronColton2002DMétisSurreyValley West Giants, MML
15ChidgeyTyson2002FLittle Salmon of CarmacksRoberts CreekSunshine Coast Blues
16CousinsKolton2001FMétisSecheltCowichan Valley Capitals, Jr A
17CunninghamCorey2001FMétisPrince GeorgePrince George Spruce Kings, Jr A
21EdgarDavid2002FDitidaht First NationVictoriaPeninsula Panthers, Jr B
6ErichukAlek2001DMétisKnutsfordNelson Leafs, Jr B
20LampreauTyson2001FSimpcwChaseChase Heat, Jr B
7LivingstonHunter2001DMétisLadysmithNotre Dame Hounds, Midget AAA
8McLellanCarter2002FTwo Rivers/Thompson OkanaganKamloopsThompson Blazers Midget
19MouldBrody2002FFort Nelson First NationFort NelsonFort Nelson Grizzlies
9PorterDavid2002FAlberni Clayquot MétisPort AlberniPacific Coast Hockey Academy
22RolosonRoss2003DMississaguaVictoriaNAX Hockey Academy
10ShearonLleyton2003FCowichan TribesLangleyPacific Coast Hockey Academy
13ToyeBranden2003FStz’uminus First NationKamloopsThompson Blazers Minor Midget
30TrotterAaron2001GMétisVictoriaShawnigan Lake School Varsity/Prep
A/PVinnieAshton2001GTs’kw’aylaxw First NationKamloopsKamloops Midget
A/PSanfordTy2002FBeausoleil First NationSalmon ArmOkanagan Hockey Academy Midget Prep
A/PFodchukJaden2003FSechelt First NationSecheltSunshine Coast Blues
A/PDesharnaisSlade2001FNak’azdli WhutenFort St. JamesKootenay Ice, MML

Male Team Staff
Head Coach:                    Dwayne Roloson (Victoria)
Assistant Coach:              Shane Gottfriedson (Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Kamloops)
Assistant Coach:              Robert Vermette (Métis, Abbotsford)
Manager:                         Tana Mussell (Skwah First Nation, Chilliwack)
Trainer:                            Tyne Campbell (Métis, Surrey)


#Last NameFirst NameYOBPosAncestry/NationCity/Town2018/19 Hockey Club
11BeauregardPaige2001FMétisCampbell RiverOHA Female Prep AAA
10ColebankCricket2004FMétisHixonBantam Rep
27GroomsKamryn2003DMid-Island MétisLadysmithShawnigan Lake School
19LeasZoe2003FTr’ondek Hwëch’inBowen IslandOkanagan Hockey Academy Prep
3LivingstonJada2002DMétisLadysmithNotre Dame Hounds AAA
14MackayLauren2003DSecwepemc NationRichmondDelta Hockey Academy Varsity
12MooreNancy2004FHaida, Masset VillagePrince GeorgePrince George Female Cougars Rep
18MossKya2004DQalipu Mi’kmaqPort MoodyTricity Predators
1MunroKayla2002GMétisNorth VancouverFraser Valley Rush AAA
4RidgewellJade2002DCoast SalishDeltaPacific Steelers, Jr Women’s
9SadlerJanelle2004FShíshálh NationKamloopsKamloops Female Bantam A
15SaharchukCailen2001FMétisFort St. JamesVanderhoof Bears
8SampsonSarah2001DNak’azdli Whut’enFort St. JamesPrince George Northern Capitals AAA
22ScullyCamryn2001FMétisPrince GeorgePrince George Northern Capitals AAA
21StanwoodCharlotte2001FMétisWest VancouverOkanagan Hockey Academy Prep
30SturgeonTessa2003GMétisPrince GeorgePrince George Northern Capitals AAA
6TeschukTashyla2003FTakla Lake First NationPrince GeorgePrince George
16WalkusTianna2001FKwakiutlPort HardyVI Seals and Belmont Hockey Academy
17WileySamantha2004DHaida, Masset VillagePrince RupertPrince Rupert Seawolves
A/PBaliskiMegan2003GGamblers First NationKelownaOHA Female Varsity
A/PArcand-SquakinMeadow2003DOkanaganPentictonPenticton Vees AAA
A/PIsaacMary2003DLil’watLillooetLillooet Pistons
A/PMcDonnellMissy2003DKinistin Saulteaux BandMerrittKamloops Midget Female Jr Blazers

Female Team Staff
Head Coach:                    Darrel Stanwood (Métis, West Vancouver)
Assistant Coach:              Dayle Poulin (Métis, Prince George)
Assistant Coach:              Jennifer Gilligan (First Nations, Maple Ridge)
Manager:                          Kimberlyn Teichroeb (Westbank First Nation, Westbank)
Trainer:                             Emily Grainger (Port Moody)

Team BC will gather in Delta for a one-day training camp prior to departing for the Yukon on Monday, May 6th.  The NAHC competition schedule commences Tuesday, May 7 through May 12 with games held at the Takhini and Canada Games Centre arenas. The schedule is available for download at http://www.nahc2019.com/schedule/schedules. Follow Team BC`s progress via the following:


About the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC, founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, is the premier forum for elite Bantam and Midget-age Indigenous hockey players from across Canada. It is the only annual national event that showcases and celebrates the athletic abilities of Indigenous 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 players from across the province. For more information about the 2019 NAHC, visit www.nahc2019.com.

About the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
I·SPARC is a consortium of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, the First Nations Health Authority, and Métis Nation BC. As the stewards of BC’s Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy, I·SPARC works with First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, schools 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 Indigenous communities, families and individuals across B.C. For more information, about Team BC 2019 NAHC and I·SPARC, please visit: www.teambcnahc.com and www.isparc.ca.  

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