ONTARIO — On April 21, Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the roster of Team Ontario 2022 for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).
The championship will take place in Membertou, Nova Scotia from May 7-14, 2022. Team Ontario will compete in the 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships with one men’s team and one women’s team. Check out the rosters for both teams participating in NAHC 2022 below:
The official 2022 men’s team roster includes: Billy Biederman, Tyrell Campbell, Kyle Ferguson, Dylan Hendrick, Carson Laronde, Jayden Lavalley-Lewis, Gavin McGahey-Smith, Sam McCue, Lincoln Moore, Carson Shawana, Pierson Sobush, Wade Boudrias , Bo Doxtator, Caleb Label, Evan Roach, Creo Solomon, Noble Tonefish, Tre Altiman and Maverick Fletcher. A representative of the Six Nations was appointed General Dreyden. Three alternates have been named, including Ethan Seller, Kaleb Parkinson and Jade Windego.
The official 2022 squad roster for the women’s team includes; Alexei Dokis-Dupuis, Aliya Rowe, Lily Medicine, Mikayla Williams, Hayden Summers, Sequoia Recollet-Nebenionquit, Trayn Jacobs, Kathryn Lacrosse, Alex Ferguson, Ava Assinewai, Sidney Deleary, Ella Atliman, Brooke Gibeault, Riah Compardo, Elizabeth Gagnon, Jacinta Eshkakogan, Kennedy Stauffer, Chelsea Kingston and Sara Boston. A Six Nations representative was named Alexia Hill on the list.
“We have received a tremendous amount of submissions and would like to thank everyone who submitted an Expression of Interest,” the ISWO Facebook page wrote.
The NAHC, founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite bantam and midget Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada, showcasing the athletic abilities of athletes from across in the country, while promoting cultural unity. and pride. An event held annually since 2001, the NAHC also serves as a focal point for local and regional Aboriginal hockey development.
On October 27, 2021, the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) announced that Membertou, Nova Scotia will host NAHC 2022. The event will take place from May 7 to May 14, 2022 at the Center for Sport and Better -be Membertou with more than 500 participants expected. Membertou has a long history of hosting national level events, including the 2018 National Indigenous Hockey Championships.