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Indigenous hockey development camp gives opportunity to advance skills – and build leadership – CTV

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2019112 Views

October 30, 2019

REGINA – The opportunity for First Nations youth to get a cutting edge in hockey is becoming a reality.

“It transcends culture,” said Tyadg McGauley, president of OM Hockey Systems. “It is our culture. Canada I always say is a young country and Canadian values to me mirror hockey values.”

After playing professional hockey in Sweden and Japan, McGauley wanted to give back to the hockey community. The limited access Indigenous youth had to on ice training in the province caught his attention.

“I met a guy named Aaron Nahnepowisk, he’s an ex-councilman for Piapot First Nation and his son was out there on the free ice as well,” said McGauley. “One of things he told me was that there was a lack of development for First Nations. We always talked about one day having a summer program.”

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