Vision: Developing the First Nations community through sports, culture & recreation
The Rebels captured the LWC 2018 championship by edging the Mistawasis Warriors in an exciting OT period on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) Stars placed third. Myles Baptiste was chosen the tournament MVP award.
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We are an Indigenous event management group that hosts an annual hockey tournamet targeting First Nations adults and added this year a U-17 (midget) div. We also have an 8-Ball Singles tournament as a side event. Plans are to expand slowly into a winter/spring festival. Keep posted.
We learned alot about Indian hockey once again and willl take the lessons learned forward to 2019. The format will include 10 Sr Rec teams, 6 Legends, 6 Masters, 6 Midget teams. The 8-Ball pool tourney was a success so that event willl grow. Plans are to add a curling funspiel as well. Watch for details by Dec. 2018.
LWC has paid tributes to Indigenous hockey legends Reggie Leach, Freddie Saskamoose and JIm Neilson. All are in hockey halls of fame and deserve respect and recognition for achieving and breaking extreme odds of making it to the professional ranks of hockey.
In the Sr Rec division it was the Red Pheasant Rebels defeating the Mistawsis Warriors in OT for the title. In the Legends Div. it was Beardy's edging out Sandy Lake Chiefs for first place. In the Masters div. it was PMR2 upsetting the Agency Chiefs squad for the championship. In the Midgets (U17) tournament it was Battle River Hawks over the Big Island Lake Jr. Sabres for the overall div title.