Beausoleil youth receive hockey equipment.  Back Row:  Jayda Roote, Lauren Roote , Kolby Sandy, Pierce Sandy , Ryan Mcwaters, Jaden Monague , Kyle Partridge, Kaylee Desroches.   Front Row:  Chantel Jamieson, Riley Desroches

Beausoleil youth receive hockey equipment. Back Row: Jayda Roote, Lauren Roote , Kolby Sandy, Pierce Sandy , Ryan Mcwaters, Jaden Monague , Kyle Partridge, Kaylee Desroches. Front Row: Chantel Jamieson, Riley Desroches

BARRIE–  Little NHL players and parents from Beausoleil First Nation are proud to announce they have received a significant donation from Graham McWaters and a Richmond Hill Midget A Division team.

The Little NHL players  received  hockey gear donation from Mr. McWaters yesterday at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre.  Mr. McWaters reached out to his hockey families by email and received a lot of donations from this past weekend’s tournament. Two more Richmond Hill teams brought donations as well. It accumulated to two car loads in total. Among the gear is three nearly complete goalie gear.

Beausoleil First Nation will be registering four teams into the Little NHL tournament that will take place during the March Break.   The teams include a Bantam girls team, a Bantam boys team, a Midget boys team, and a mixed Atom team.
More than 40 youth will be representing Beausoleil First Nation. Many of them are first time hockey players. All of them are eager to play, the coaches wasted no time in searching and securing equipment for the players. The players are all working hard at practicing and learning more about the sport.

The Little NHL Tournament, taking place in Mississauga, Ontario is both educational and cultural. As players, they will learn about the many different cultural aspects provided by the tournament, as well as learn additional recreational aspects about the sport. They will learn from the many different communities, languages, lifestyles and backgrounds that will be gathering in the spirit of friendship to meet and get to know each other.

The CTV Barrie newscast covering the donation can be seen here http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=510396&binId=1.1272429&playlistPageNum=1