The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council (MASRC) is pleased to announce the Coaching Staff of Manitoba’s teams for the upcoming 2015 NAHC in Halifax, Nova Scotia from April 27 – May 2, 2015.
Male Team Manitoba
Head Coach – Kevin Monkman, Winnipeg (Vogar)
Assistant Coach – Wade Houle, Dauphin (Ebb and Flow First Nation)
Assistant Coach – Skyler Tait- Reaume, Norway House Cree Nation
Trainer – Cal Asham, Peguis First Nation
Manager – Jacinta Bear, Winnipeg (Fisher River Cree Nation)
Female Team Manitoba
Head Coach – Dale Bear Winnipeg, (Peguis First Nation)
Assistant Coach – Tina Keeper, Winnipeg (Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation)
Assistant Coach – Kali Leary, Winnipeg (Norway House Cree Nation)
Trainer – Dr. Lisa Monkman, Dauphin (Vogar)
Manager – Julie Desrochers, Winnipeg (Metis)
Our coaches come with an extensive playing and coaching background, combined they have coached successfully at the Minor, Junior, Provincial and National levels.
The tryout date for both teams is December 27-28, 2014, in Selkirk, MB. Information and application forms are posted on the MASRC website. Aboriginal (Metis, First Nation, Inuit) players born from 2001–1997 (Bantam/Midget) are eligible to try out for team Manitoba. This will be the first time that Nova Scotia has hosted this National Aboriginal Championship for young male and female hockey players from across Canada. This will be the fourteenth (14th) year for the prestigious event.
“There’s will be a lot of great talent coming to Halifax” Alwin Morris, Chair of the Aboriginal Sport Circle said. Former players include many male and female players that have gone on to play Junior Hockey and at University and Colleges across North America. Michael Ferland (MB) was drafted by the Calgary Flames (NHL); Jocelyn Larocque (MB) is an Olympic Gold Medalist with Canada’s National Woman’s team, and Bridgette Lacquette (MB) played on the Canadian U-21 team.