“Everybody who knows the work of the Canadian Rangers knows that they do incredible work in the Far North in some of the most austere environments in Canada,” said Colonel Dan Stepaniuk, 32 CBG’s commander. “This tournament was founded as a way to express our support for the ongoing and continued good work of the Rangers.”
The hockey tournament is also an opportunity for the soldiers to improve their physical fitness. “Physical fitness is essential to what we do in the Canadian Armed Forces,” he said. “This tournament allows us to promote physical fitness in a competitive team spirit and environment that embodies the spirit of the Canadian Armed Forces when we are on domestic and expeditionary operations. We want to do the best job we can and we play to win.”
The annual tournament was organized by the Ranger Foundation, which is based in Toronto and provides a range of supports for the Rangers of Northern Ontario. It also supports the Junior Canadian Rangers, a program for Indigenous boys and girls aged 12 to 18.
There are 550 Rangers, who are part-
The number of soldiers who competed in the tournament and supported their teams “shows their appreciation for what the Canadian Rangers do,” said Lieutenant-