Native Hockey is making a return to the internet. With a new mission, we hope to bring you daily updates about what is going on in the world of Native hockey, along with special features. From here, we hope to grow it out and facilitate the growth of Native hockey and hockey players in North America. To that end, we will plan to develop opportunities for collaboration with our communities.
Native Hockey has been active on and off since 1995, first as a personal web site by Shannon Valerio, and becoming nativehockey.com in 1997. As an entirely volunteer effort, we have been more active at times and unfortunately, have had some times of inactivity. With the advancement of web and publishing technologies in the past 20 years, we feel we can finally spend our time and effort on our mission, rather than fighting with technology and are excited to return to a much more wide-reaching and technologically advanced internet.
It’s time Native talent is recognized. Gone are the days of the Native enforcer. Today we see skilled youth ascending through the ranks. Hard-nosed players with strong work ethics continue to make the lineup each night. Players like Carey Price show that we have some of the most talented players in the world among our ranks just waiting for their chance to prove themselves. Let’s pull together and show the hockey world we have what it takes!
If you would like to be involved in this effort, or have suggestions for the site, please let us know.