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Athletes play for gold after Alberta team was booted from championship

May 13, 2019

A team of young Indigenous male hockey players from Manitoba has brought home gold from a national tournament — just hours after they already won the bronze.

Team Manitoba returned to applause and hugs at the Winnipeg airport Monday evening from the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse.

The team had won the bronze medal Sunday, only to find out the team from Alberta had been disqualified because of a scheduling issue, meaning they would now have the chance to play in the championship game.

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