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2 gold for Team Sask at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

For the second consecutive year, both Saskatchewan teams won gold at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.
For the second consecutive year, both Saskatchewan teams won gold at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. Team Saskatchewan NAHC 2015 / Facebook

HALIFAX, N.S. – Saskatchewan teams competing at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) are bring home gold. The 14th annual tournament for under-18 players took place in Halifax, N.S. last week.

At the gold medal matches on Saturday, the girls won 3-2 against Team Ontario while the boys defeated Team Alberta 4-3 in overtime.

Both teams also won gold in 2014. The aboriginal players come from all across the province and are between the ages of 13 and 17.

Summer Roberts, of Saskatchewan, won the tournament’s MVP for female goaltender and the captain of the boys team, Curtis Roach, was named MVP defenceman.

“I see that it gives the girls a sense of belonging and a chance to make lifetime friends,” said Roberts.

The first NAHC were held in 2002.

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