Australian Hockey Team in Samson
The Australian hockey team the Kaurna Boomerangs played a game against the Maskwacis Hawks on January 13, 2020, and the game ended in a tie 8-8 with an overtime win by the Boomerangs to win it. There were quite a few Maskwacis hockey fans in the seats and some Samson Councilors were on the ice for the game. Before the game, Samson Chief Vernon Saddleback gave a necklace off his neck to one of the players at the Nipisihkopahk Secondary School. The Australian team, composed of both male and female, was at the high school for some cultural events and a tour of the school. The team then went to the Four Nations Arena in Samson to play a game against the local Hawks team. The day was cold and the Australian players mentioned that this was the first time they have ever seen snow let alone winter.