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Wiikwemkoong teen makes junior hockey debut with Espanola Express – Anishinabek News
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January 31, 2020
ESPANOLA – Though he is just 15-years-old, Carson Shawana of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory has already had a taste of junior hockey and is expected to suit up for more games at the Junior A level in the coming weeks.
Shawana, a defenceman, has been spending the 2019-20 season with the Sudbury Wolves’ Minor Midget AAA squad.
This past Friday, he was called up by the Espanola Express and made his Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) debut.
Despite taking a loss to the visiting Rayside-Balfour Canadians in the match, held at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex, Shawana remained optimistic.
“It was still fun,” Shawana said of his first junior contest. “It was close there most of the game. They got away with it in the third.”