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Inuit, Métis squads face off in annual hockey game – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 15, 2024

A year’s worth of bragging rights will be on the line Sunday when Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami faces off against reigning champion Métis National Council in the second annual Tea and Bannock Cup hockey game in Ottawa.

Last year’s game was a close one, said Natan Obed, ITK president and team captain, but the Métis council — which represents the Métis Nation nationally and internationally — emerged with an 8-7 victory.

Obed said he has played hockey since he was two years old. He grew up in Nain, N.L., but in his teens he moved to Montana in the U.S. to play junior, then played four years of college hockey while studying at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

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