Articles by Shannon Valerio

Announcing the Butch Mousseau Memorial Scholarship, the online presence for the US 501(c)3 non-profit First Nations Hockey, Inc., is proud to announce the formation of the Butch Mousseau Memorial Scholarship, a new collegiate scholarship program.  The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-19 season to an undergraduate man or woman playing or intending to play NCAA varsity hockey, who has a demonstrated involvement with the Native community.  One $1000 scholarship will be awarded the first year, with plans to expand [read more]

December 18, 2016

Brantt Myhres: NHL Staff, Player, Native

When the announcement was made that Brantt Myhres was going to join the Los Angles Kings as Players Assistance Director, a new position designed to address issues of domestic violence and substance abuse among players, many were familiar with the name. A traveled player who played for seven NHL teams, including the Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, and Calgary Flames, Myhres had his own demons to slay. Suspended [read more]

November 13, 2015

Ferland Back, Perhaps Bourque

Michael Ferland returns to the ice in the Flames battle tonight against the Lightning, while injuries in Columbus may give Rene Bourque another chance to show he belongs in the lineup. [read more]

November 12, 2015

Weekend Roundup

While Natives around the league quietly contributed in the pros, college and juniors this past weekend, a couple of noteworthy stories have hit the news wire. First, and unfortunately, Jordin Tootoo’s run-in with Alexandre Burrows has started to make the rounds, although not loudly enough. has more detail on the situation, citing a post-game interview where Tootoo said that Burrows made disparaging remarks about his personal life and family. While details about what exactly was said [read more]

November 11, 2015

Got News? Reviews? Game Reports?

Native Hockey is looking for contributors that are willing to help this volunteer project.  Anything from writing NHL player bios to reporting on your local Native tournament to advertising tryouts we’re looking for content.  Feel free to comment here, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook for breaking news that we shouldn’t miss!  As we revive our grassroots project, we want to be of the people FOR the people. Twitter: Facebook: [read more]

November 10, 2015

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