ARTICLES BY Dolores Audet-Washipabano

Vern Cooper

Allan and Clare Cooper are probably one of the most famous Cree couples, well-known for being parents of hockey players: natural-talented, good hockey players. Every hockey fan in the region knows or has heard of Chris Cooper, Johnny Cooper and Naaman Cooper. Now their youngest brother is keeping up with ... read more ››

Randall Pachanos-Wasipabano

It’s been a while since I wrote to the Cree Nation about our Cree athletes. I have been watching a lot of games, talked to many athletes and parents, but most of all heard so many good stories. I first would like to wish luck to Helen Gunner in her ... read more ››

Hockey is a tradition in Croe territory

Midget AAA weekend in Chisasibi a total success!! All activities planned during the weekend of Nov. 28 & 29 in Chisasibi were not only successful but also very appreciated by all guests (80 of them). As they concluded, someone said: “We heard about Cree hospitality, but it went beyond our expectations.” Although ... read more ››

Hockey News Cree Nation Bears start season with a “perfect weekend”

The Bears EXPLODED last weekend in Amos during the Inter-City Bantam “CC” opening gala to start up the season. The Bears returned home with three straight victories, scoring big! The Bears had also completed their roster with two additional players from Moose Factory: Leonard Small (forward) and Greg Blackned (goalie). The ... read more ››

From waskaganish to “Baie Comeau Drakkar” Camp

At 17, Miles Cowboy wants to give a professional hockey career a shot. The “Baie Comeau Drakkar” hockey club (QMJHL) invited Cowboy to its training camp last summer. “The overall experience in Baie Comeau was very interesting. Skating was so fast and the style of play was pretty new to ... read more ››

Hockey News

Brant Blackned’s name in the hockey world appears on banners across Canada. From the Midget AAA “Les Forestières d’Amos,” Blackned was drafted by the Quebec Major Junior hockey team “Titans de Laval.” Following a transaction, Blackned was traded to the “Halifax Mooseheads,” in Nova Scotia, where he ended his junior ... read more ››

Hockey News

The Cree Nation Bears ended hockey camp last Sunday, Sept. 13, in Mistissini. Here is the list of participants and selected Bears. Biron, Andrew, Wem.,(age) 14, selected; Blacksmith, Emmanuel, Mist., 15, selected; Blacksmith, Neil, Mist., 14; Brian, Nathan, Mist., 14; Coonlshish, Jordan, Mist., l5;Coonlshlsh-Coon, Kenneth, Mist., 14; Dick, Charlie, Whap., 15, selected; ... read more ››

Hockey News

Cree recreation directors have appointed Chisasibi’s Dolores Audet-Washipabano as the newCree Zone Representative to sit on the regional board of “Hockey Abitibi-Témiscamingue ”and to represent all hockey players of the James Bay region. Her mandate is for one year, starting June 11. Dolores writes: Hi everyone! Following my nomination as the Cree Zone ... read more ››

Chisasibi Hosts Bantam CC Tournament – Cree Nation Bears Head into a New Season

It is the first time ever that a Cree hockey team has entered a structured hockey league in the Abitibi region, the Bantam “CC” Inter-Cite. Stan Jones initiated the project of hosting Bantam CC tournaments in James Bay, starting with Chisasibi. Stan is the director of hockey development and works for ... read more ››

Invitational Minor Hockey & Broomball Tournament Dec. 27-30, 1995 Chisasibi

We are happy to announce that the tournament was held in good spirits (only one misconduct incident to report), but overall, minor athletes looked satisfied about their participation in the tournament. This tournament would not have been possible without the dedication of all volunteers who helped out in a joyful atmosphere. ... read more ››