Victoria, BC – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) held May 1 to May 7, 2017 in Cowichan, British Columbia. The Team BC Player Selection Camp will be held April 7 to 9, 2017 in Prince George, British Columbia. Team BC’s coaching staff will evaluate players at this three-day camp to select the Province’s top 20 male and top 20 female hockey players to represent British Columbia.
The 2017 Registration Fee per player is $120 per player and will include a Team BC Selection Camp jersey. Pre-registration is required. Registration is accepted online at www.teambcnahc.com beginning January 16 through to midnight, Friday, March 24, 2017.
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp:
•Resident of British Columbia and of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit and Metis)
•Male: Bantam or Midget age as of 2016/17 competitive season (born 1999 to 2003)
•Female: Bantam or Midget age as of 2016/17 competitive season (born 1999 to 2003) and those born 1997 or 1998 as the female team can carry up to a maximum of one (1) overage players
•Registered with BC Hockey or another Hockey Canada Branch*
(*Players not currently registered with BC Hockey can renew their membership for an additional fee of $40.00 as part of the Camp registration)
National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC is the premier forum for elite bantam and midget-age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada. It is the only national annual event that showcases and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal 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 bantam/midget aged players from across the province.