ONTARIO — On April 21, the Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the 2022 Team Ontario roster for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).
The championship will take place in Membertou, Nova Scotia from May 7 to 14, 2022. Team Ontario will be attending the 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships with one male and one female team. See the player rosters for both teams attending the 2022 NAHC below:
The 2022 Official Team Roster for the boys team 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. One representative of Six Nations was named as Dreyden General. Three alternates were named including Ethan Seller, Kaleb Parkinson and Jade Windego.
The 2022 Official Team Roster for the girls 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. One representative of Six Nations was named as Alexia Hill to the roster.
“We received a tremendous amount of submissions and we would like to thank all who submitted an Expression of Interest,” wrote the ISWO Facebook page.
The NAHC, founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite Bantam and Midget-aged Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal hockey development.
On October 27, 2021, the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) announced that Membertou, Nova Scotia, will be the host for the 2022 NAHC. The event will take place from May 7 to May 14, 2022, at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre with over 500 participants expected to be in attendance. Membertou has a long history of hosting national level events, including the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.