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Relocation of the Cree Nation Bears (Peewees)


Relocation of the Cree Nation Bears (Peewees)

(Waswanipi, Thursday, September 8, 2016) - Hockey Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Cree Bears franchise Nations is proud to announce the relocation of the Peewee BB team in the community of Waswanipi, 122 km north of Lebel-sur- Quévillon.

The Waswanipi community is proud to be chosen as the host city for the Peewee BB teams for next season (2016-2017). Also be part of the strong partnership between the Abitibi-TĂ©miscamingue and the Cree nation existing since the mid-80s in the regional structure of minor hockey.

This means great confidence and a great challenge for the community of Waswanipi. The franchise will be located in Waswanipi, Quebec, 122 km north of Lebel-sur-Quévillon and reached an agreement a year to play its home games in their modern facility built in 2015.

About the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi

The current community of Waswanipi is located on Highway 113 along the Waswanipi River and is accessible by car. The name "Waswanipi" means "light on the water." With the Cree community located on the south, we represent the door of northern Quebec. For more details, visit the website of

About Hockey Abitibi-TĂ©miscamingue

Hockey Abitibi-Temiscamingue is one of 14 administrative regions of Quebec Federation ice hockey (Hockey Quebec). Founded in 1976, the agency coordinates the activities of about 3500 players and 250 teams in 18 minor hockey associations and four leagues, in addition to supporting the work of 2,000 volunteers and 400 referees and minor officials. For more details, visit the website of Hockey Abitibi-TĂ©miscamingue

For more information please contact;

Marc DĂ©silets, General Director
Hockey Abitibi-TĂ©miscamingue
819-727-2535 poste 222