The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite Bantam and Midget aged Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada showcasing the athletic abilities of athletes from across the country.
The top under-18 male and female aboriginal players from across Canada took part in the week-long tournament, which began Monday April 27. Games were played at the BMO Centre in Bedford throughout the week, with the bronze and gold medal games taking place at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax on Saturday May 2.
Sixteen teams attended the event, including Team Atlantic, consisting of some of the best aboriginal players from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Saskatchewan wins double gold for the second consecutive year
For the second consecutive year, Saskatchewan is a double gold winner at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship.
Team Saskatchewan claimed both the male and female under-18 titles Saturday at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. They were victorious in both divisions in 2014.
The Saskatchewan female team beat Ontario 3-2 in the gold medal game Saturday while the male team won an exciting overtime game, beating Alberta 4-3.
In the bronze medal games, the female Manitoba team slipped past Alberta 3-2 while B.C. beat Manitoba 5-4 in the male third-place game.