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I-SPARC Announces Coaching Staff and Registration for 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce its Team BC coaching staff and to announce that registration is now open for the Player Selection Camp to select Indigenous athletes to Team BC to participate in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2019 NAHC will be hosted in Whitehorse, Yukon, May 5-12, 2019.

I·SPARC is pleased to announce the following members of Team BC’s coaching staff for the 2019 NAHC:

Team BC - Male




Head Coach

Dwayne Roloson


Assistant Coach

Shane Gottfriedson


Assistant Coach

Robert Vermette



Tana Mussell


Team BC - Female




Head Coach

Darrel Stanwood

West Vancouver

Assistant Coach

Dayle Poulin

Prince George

Assistant Coach

Jennifer Gilligan

Maple Ridge


Kimberlyn Teichroeb


Applications for the two (2) vacant Trainer positions (one for each of the Female Team and the Male Team) are currently being accepted. For details and to submit an application, please visit

Indigenous male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2019 Team BC Player Selection Camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three (3) day period by the Team BC coaching staff. Team BC is seeking 20 male and 20 female athletes to represent BC at the NAHC. The Selection Camp will be held April 5-7, 2019 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, BC.

The registration fee is $120 per player will include a Team BC Selection Camp practice jersey. Pre-registration is mandatory as no ‘walk-ins’ are accepted.

Online registration will be open from January 15, 2019 until midnight, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at

Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the camp:

  • Be a resident of British Columbia.

  • Be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis). Acceptable proof of ancestry includes: Status card, Treaty card, Provincial Métis card, Inuit or Inuvialuit identification. For those without a card, a formal Declaration of Ancestry may be completed with supporting documentation (form available upon request).

  • 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.)

  • Bantam or Midget-aged as of the 2018-2019 competitive season (born 2001 to 2005)*

*NOTE: this is a program primarily for Midget aged hockey players (born 2001-2003), but Bantam age players are eligible to compete in the NAHC. As a competitive selection camp, Midget and Bantam players will be competing amongst one another for a position on the team. For safety reasons, Bantam aged players (born 2004-2005) must be approved by the coaching staff before they can participate in the camp. The coaching staff will consider the player’s size and competitive experience in rendering a decision.

The NAHC provides a forum for elite Bantam/Midget-aged Indigenous hockey players from across Canada, the event aids in fostering cultural unity and pride and celebrates the athletic abilities of Indigenous athletes from across the country. Team BC is represented by two (2) teams, one (1) male and one (1) female which are both comprised of the top players from across the province.

For more information about the Whitehorse 2019 NAHC, please visit

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