Nathan is in his third hockey season living in the City of Brooks. He has participated in numerous community events during his time on the team including volunteering at least once a week visiting schools in Brooks and surrounding communities reading to local school kids as part of the “Reading with the Bandits” program, coaching young hockey players at the Tilley Hockey Academy and Brooks Minor Hockey, and playing board games at our community senior’s homes.
Nathan has also been active with elementary school floor hockey, the annual winter parade and as a guest instructor at the “Learn to Skate” program. Nathan serves as the Brooks Bandits team captain and has the ability to take care of others, not only on the team but also in the community. He is well respected by his teammates, coaches, billets and fans. Nathan says “I really enjoy getting out in the community and meeting the great people that support us every game. I’ve found these experiences in the community valuable and rewarding, as I get to have an impact on young players’ lives, just as older players impacted me growing up. I find volunteering to be an awesome way to give back to a community that has given me so much.”
Each AJHL team will nominate one player who has shown exemplary commitment to community service to be recognized as an AJHL RBC Community Ambassador – all 16 athletes will make up the 2018-19 AJHL RBC Community Ambassador Team! At the conclusion of the regular season, one AJHL RBC Community Ambassador will be selected as the recipient of the RBC Community Award. A donation will be made to the Ambassador’s local charity from RBC and a Scholarship will be provided to the player from the AJHL to be used for post-secondary education.