Partners Council announces 2016 Player Selection Camp

Partners Council announces 2016 Player Selection Camp and
Team BC Coaching Staff for 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Call-out for assistant coach and team manager applications

December 9, 2015 – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce members of the Coaching Staff and details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2016 NAHC will be hosted in Mississauga, Ontario, May 1 to 7, 2016.

The Partners Council and its Provincial Hockey Committee are pleased to announce the following confirmed members of the Team BC Coaching staff for 2016 NAHC:

Team BC – Male
Head Coach: Joe Quewezance (Merritt)
Assistant Coach: Shane Gottfriedson (Kamloops)
Assistant Coach: Kevin Ned (Westbank)
Manager: VACANT Team BC – Female
Head Coach: Sonya Sneyd-Glover (Squamish)
Assistant Coach: Randy Potskin (Prince George)
Assistant Coach: VACANT
Manager: VACANT


Applications for the Assistant Coach (female team) and the Manager (one per male and female team) positions
are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply has been extended to 5PM (PST), Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

• The Assistant Coach application can be found online at:
• The Team Manager application can be found online at:

For the Assistant Coach position, coaches of Aboriginal ancestry that possess a minimum of Coach Level and/or
Coach Stream NCCP Certification are eligible to apply. For more information regarding these volunteer
opportunities, please email


Top Aboriginal male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2016 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 8-10, 2016 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, BC.

The 2016 Camp Registration Fee is $120 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 15, 2016 at
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp:
• Resident of British Columbia and be of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
• Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey. (Players currently not registered with BC Hockey may be registered via this camp for an additional fee of $40.)
• Male: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2015/16 competitive season (born 1998 to 2002)
• Female: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2015/16 competitive season (born 1998 to 2002 inclusive) and those born 1996 to 1997 inclusive (as the female team can carry up to two (2) 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 team and one female team, featuring the top bantam/midget aged players from across the province.


Lara Mussell Savage, Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
Alissa Derrick, Program Coordinator
Ph: 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free) or 250.388.5522

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