One step closer to his hockey dream

Courtesy Skawennahente Tamara McComber While most children ask their parents to read adventure or fairy tale stories before going to bed, Nikarahkwa Diabo asked his mother to read him hockey magazines. “He wanted me to name every single team for him, in the eastern and western conferences,” said Skawennahente Tamara McComber,

Mohawk youth achieves Dodge Cup glory

Courtesy Steven Bonspille On April 17, in front of a lively crowd, the Selects of College Francais (CF) were crowned the 2022 Dodge Cup Bantam AA champions. The championship, which was held in Dolbeau-Mistassini this year, assembled the top teams from across the province to duke it out for supremacy during

Habs Indigenous soiree highlights Kahnawa’kehró:non

Courtesy Montreal Canadiens On a special night to honour all Indigenous Peoples, Kahnawake took centre stage. Kahnawa’kehró:non Teiowí:sonte Tommy Deer’s artwork on an orange Habs’ warm-up jersey, including the Two Row Wampum belt bookending the Montreal Canadiens’ logo, was front and centre at the Bell Centre on Saturday. The special orange

A hurrah for Hockeyville

Courtesy Lou Ann Stacey With only a little over a week left to earn Kraft Hockeyville “rally points,” Tammy Whitebean will be among the Kahnawa’kehró:non to take to the streets on Saturday, March 26, to give the effort a boost. Whitebean has nominated the Kahnawake Sports Complex for the annual Kraft Hockeyville

Hockey donations coming to town

Spreading their love for hockey, a group of Kahnawa’kehró:non are bringing an initiative to town that will allow more community youths to enjoy the sport. Michael Stacey began an application process with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Goals & Dreams charitable initiative in November. Last week, he found

Shooting for Hockeyville

Courtesy Tammy Whitebean Kahnawa’kehró:non Tammy Whitebean could be seen around town with a stack of posters this week, putting them up at local businesses. “The next thing is I’m going to be standing out here on the corner and handing them out to the cars,” she said. “I really want to make

Minor hockey refs ready for the big time

(Courtesy Shooter Dailleboust) Adam Dailleboust and Matthew Stacey are just 14 and 15 years old, but that’s old enough to be calling the shots in minor hockey. The two teens have been working as referees in the Suroit Zone, encompassing Kahnawake, Chateauguay, Mercier and Ste. Martine. They referee for different age groups,

Peter Jacobs retiring from minor hockey

After more than 30 years of involvement with the Kahnawake Minor Hockey Association, president Peter “Pitt” Jacobs is ready to say goodbye. A few weeks ago, he officially told the association that he would be retiring. It was a tough but necessary decision for a man who has dedicated his life

Canadiens’ land acknowledgment gets politicized

Michel Lacroix has been announcing the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for nearly three decades, but when he recently found his script containing the words Kanien’kehá:ka and Tiohtià:ke, he turned to community member Kenneth Deer for pronunciation coaching. “He’s doing well,” said Deer, the former secretary for the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation

Siblings make it into AAA hockey

After weeks of tryouts, the suspense is over for two Kahnawake siblings - they’ve both been skating since they were two years old, but this year they’ll be doing it as AAA hockey players. Cade Stacey, 13, made Bantam AAA with the Lac St. Louis Arsenal, while his sister, Ryan Stacey, 10,