The Aboriginal Sport Circle established the NAHC in 2002 to serve as the premiere competition for Indigenous young hockey players in Canada. It provides a forum for elite 14 to 18-year-old Indigenous young men and women, attracting participation from First Nations, Inuit and Métis across thirteen provinces and territories. This annual event helps foster cultural unity and pride as well as an opportunity to celebrate the athletic abilities of Indigenous athletes from across the country.
The NAHC took place in Membertou, Nova Scotia, on May 7-14, 2022. Team EDN got back from the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship with a head full of unforgettable memories and some great prizes: best sportsmanship of the tournament for the men’s and women’s teams, best goaltender (Jesse Lahache) and best sportsmanship for the girls (Mercedes Côté).