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Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council announced its 2016 Player Selection Camp and Team BC Coaching Staff for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. Team B.C. is seeking a manager for the male team, while the female team is looking for an assistant coach and manager. Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply has been extended to 5 p.m. (PST), Jan. 27. The assistant coach application can be found online at: The team manager application can be found 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Top Aboriginal male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2016 selection camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three-day period by the coaching staff. The camp will be held April 8-10 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford. The fee is $120 per player and will include a selection camp jersey. Pre-registration is mandatory as no walk-ins are accepted. Online registration will open on Jan. 15 at Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible: 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 overage players).

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.

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