The tournament provides a platform for elite bantam and midget-aged Indigenous hockey players from across Canada to showcase their athletic abilities while also fostering cultural unity and pride.
More than 600 participants from across Canada are in Whitehorse, Yukon this week, taking part in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, May 6th to 12th at both the Canada Games Centre and Takhini Arena. The Championships was founded by Aboriginal sports circle, sanctioned by Hockey Canada.
This is the first time that the tournament will be held in the Territory.
The NAHC features 20 teams made up of elite female and male Indigenous athletes, ages 15 to 18.
In the preliminary round Tuesday, Team Alberta Female's will battle Manitoba, the Males take on Saskatchewan.
Rosters will be unveiled Monday. Find full tournament schedule here