Team BC Recruits for the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Team BC Recruits for the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Team BC Announces 2014 Coaching Staff and Player Selection Camp   

December 23, 2013 – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the Coaching Staff and details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).  The 2014 NAHC will return to Kahnawake, Quebec, April 27th to May 3rd, 2014.
After an exciting 2013 season, returning to the Team BC Coaching staff for 2014 NAHC are the following leaders:  
Team BC – Male                                             
Head Coach:         Joe Quewezance               (Merritt, BC)
Assistant Coach:    Shane Gottfriedson           (Kamloops, BC)
Assistant Coach:    Josh Hepditch                    (Creston, BC)
Manager:              VACANT
Team BC – Female
Head Coach:          Chris Luke, Jr.                    (Creston, BC) 
Assistant Coach:    Sonya Sneyd-Glover          (Squamish, BC) 
Assistant Coach:    VACANT
Manager:              VACANT
Michelle Beland (2012 and 2013 NAHC season Assistant Coach) will return to Team BC in the capacity of Team Trainer.
Applications for the vacant Female Team Assistant Coach position and the Manager positions for each team are now being accepted.  For the coach position, only female coaches of Aboriginal ancestry that possess a minimum of Coach Level and/or Coach Stream NCCP Certification are eligible to apply.  For an application form or more information regarding these volunteer coaching staff opportunities, please email  Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Top Aboriginal male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2014 Team BC Player Selection Camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three day period by the Coaching staff.  The Selection Camp will be held April 4 – 6, 2014 at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre in 100 Mile House, BC (home of the KIJHL’s 100 Mile House Wranglers).
The 2014 Camp Registration Fee is $115 per player and will include a Team BC Selection Camp jersey.  Pre-registration is mandatory as no ‘walk-ins’ are accepted.  Online registration will open on January 27, 2014 at    
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp: 

  • Registered with BC Hockey or another Hockey Canada Branch
  • Resident of British Columbia and be of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
  • Male: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2014/15 competitive season (born 1996 to 2000 inclusive)
  • Female: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2014/15 competitive season (born 1996 to 2000 inclusive) and those born 1994 to 1995 inclusive (as the female team can carry a limited number of overage players).

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 annual national 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 and one female team, featuring the top players from across the province.
Lara Mussell Savage
Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
Ph: 1.800.990.2432 or 250.388.5522 ext. 233

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