Calgary, Alberta, Canada (November 13, 2023) –– The Calgary Canucks Junior A Hockey Club is excited to announce the moving of their November 29th home game against the Brooks Bandits to the Deerfoot Sportsplex in Siksika Nation, AB. This will be the first-ever regular season Alberta Junior Hockey League game to be played on Siksika Nation.
The evening will be a celebration of the continued partnership between the Calgary Canucks and Siksika Nation. The game will include DJ’s, cultural performances, a shared meal, and exciting Alberta Junior League Hockey action between two teams battling for the top spots in the current provincial-wide standings.
Tickets are available at the door. Doors opening at 5:00pm, Puck drop for the game will be at 6:00pm.
“It brings me great joy to welcome the Calgary Canucks to Siksika Nation,” says Chief Ouray Crowfoot. “The organization is an excellent catalyst for young athletes to further their hockey & educational journey. Collaborations with organizations such as the Canucks provide exposure and opportunities for the youth of Siksika and other First Nations.” I look forward to seeing some excellent hockey & cheering on the Canucks. We welcome everyone to come to Siksika to join us and cheer on the Canucks,” Chief Ouray Crowfoot said.
Brad Moran, General Manager and Head Coach of the Calgary Canucks, mentioned the level of hockey will be exciting for the youth of Siksika Nation to watch. “Both lineups (the Bandits and the Canucks) have some incredible talent, I expect it to be a very competitive game. Our guys are excited to play again in front of the Siksika fans after the success of the Celebration of Caring during the AJHL Showcase game earlier this season at Max Bell Centre.”
Calgary Canuck Junior A Hockey Club –– Founded in 1971, the community-owned Calgary Canucks are the oldest operating hockey franchise in Calgary and the AJHL. The organization has experienced a rich and successful history, including 11 regular season titles, nine AJHL championships, two Doyle Cup titles and one Centennial Cup National Junior A Championship. (www.calgarycanucks.ca)