The Okanagan Hockey Group would like to wish best of luck to all 10 Okanagan Hockey student athletes that will be competing at the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which will be held May 6-12 in Whitehorse, Yukon.
More than 600 participants from across Canada are expected to take part in the annual event. The NAHC features 20 teams made up of elite female and male Aboriginal athletes aged 15 to 18.
The championship was founded by the Aboriginal Sports Circle and is sanctioned by Hockey Canada.
Okanagan Hockey student athletes participating:
Megan Baliski, Okanagan Hockey Academy
David Chisholm, Okanagan Hockey Ontario
Keaton Dowhaniuk, OHA Edmonton
Paige Beauregard, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Destiny Fiddler, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Dwayne Jean, OHA Edmonton
Tyson Laventure, OHA Edmonton
Zoe Leas, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Ty Sanford, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Charlotte Stanwood, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Being a part of the Okanagan Hockey Academy has been an extremely rewarding and unforgettable experience. It has enabled me to gain confidence and acquire life long skills expanding beyond the game of hockey. The balance between academics and athletics is superb, allowing you to achieve your ultimate success. The academy assisted me in achieving my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level while studying Pre-Medicine. Without this caring support group, none of this would have been possible and I am forever grateful.