Hockey academy opens its doors in Enoch Cree Nation

A youth Indigenous hockey academy opened its doors this week in Enoch Cree Nation just west of Edmonton.

The organizers say it’s the first of its kind in the area.

Twenty-five youth aged eight to 18 were skating and performing drills with former NHL player Jason Strudwick.

For four days a week until mid-December the kids will on the ice, playing hockey virtually and in the gym learning new skills.

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.