The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships are coming to Regina in 2020.

Over 500 athletes are expected to hit the ice from May 9-16 at the Co-operators Centre.

FSIN First Vice-Chief Morley Watson is serving as the host committee chair. He says the teams competing will have a lot of talent.

“Every team will have some personnel who either play in the Western Hockey League or they are in Saskatchewan, we will probably have one or two members that play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League,” said Watson. “We will have a lot that play at the Midget AAA level, so the calibre of hockey is just tremendous.”

Watson also says putting on a national event like this requires a lot of volunteers.

“We have Ken Thomas from the FSIN, he’s going to be heading up probably 250-300 volunteers to make this event one of the best ones there is,” said Watson.

Whitehorse, YT was the site of the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

(PHOTO: Dignitaries gather in Regina for a press conference regarding the NAHC. Photo courtesy of Michael Fougere, Twitter.)