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REPORTING · 6th September 2010
Walter McFarlane
Hockey fans will have a new tournament to cheer on this November. An All Nations Hockey Tournament is taking place in Kitimat. Space is limited to ten teams so sign up now.

“We’re hosting an All Nations Hockey Tournament in November, the 12th, 13th and 14th of this year and what we are trying to do is promote aboriginal hockey players in the Northwest to come back and play,” said Herb Grant.

The last All Nations Hockey Tournament took place just over 30 years ago and was played for fun. This tournament however will be a money tournament.

“We’d like to invite out all men’s senior teams 30 and over. The entry fee is $750 and everything is made payable to the Haisla Thunderbirds Hockey Club,” said Grant.

Space in the tournament is limited to and priority is goes to out of town teams as the organizers do not want every team to be from Kitimat. Admission for spectators is free.

“Our Goal is to have more teams next year. We’re just starting off and I don’t want to bite off more then I can chew for the first year. 10 teams base for this year and next year, we will expand to 14,” said Grant.
All Nations Tourney
Comment by Allan Hewitson on 9th September 2010
I don't want to rain on the Grant parade, but not permitting Kitimat teams will result in pretty empty seats at Tamitik. However, we"ll wait and see if this is just one more nail in the coffin ...