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Jordan Nolan's Impact on First Nation Youth and Canadian Communities

The LA Kings forward teamed up with his father and brother to create 3|NOLANS, a hockey school that not only teaches on-ice skills, but how to become positive role models and leaders within their communities

by LA Kings @LAKings /

LA Kings forward Jordan Nolan has a clear passion for the Canadian First Nation communities.

In 2013, Nolan, along with his father, Ted, and brother, Brandon, created the 3|NOLANS First Nation Hockey School for the youth living in First Nation communities across Canada.

The three Nolans came up with the idea to host their own hockey schools for kids ages 7-15 as a way to reach and impact the lives of First Nation youth across Canada.

After years of being contracted to work for other First Nation and non-First Nation owned and operated hockey schools, the Nolans decided to create their own hockey school as a way to use their names to attract First Nation youth to the hockey rink and teach them life skills outside of the hockey rink that will take them to great places as they embark on their lives into adulthood.

Instagram from @jordannolan_71: Join me in supporting the next generation. #DareToRise #N7Fund #Ojibway

Just like his father and brother, giving back to First Nation youth is very important to Jordan. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion continuously sets aside time in his busy summer schedule to travel to First Nation communities across Canada to help teach hockey skills and, more importantly, how to be a positive role model and leader within their communities.

Instagram from @jordannolan_71: Thankful to be working with 200 of our youth at the @3_nolans First Nation Hockey School. Thank you Ochapowace Nation Sports Academy and Enoch Cree Nation for letting us come to your communities. Thank you also to @rivercreeresort for the hospitality and River Cree Twin Rinks for all of your hard work #3nolans

"Our hockey schools are about giving back to First Nation youth and to show them that with hard work and living the right way, that they too can achieve great things in their life." Jordan Nolan said on "It's not about becoming a professional hockey player, it's about working hard at whatever you do in life and being a positive influence and contributor to your First Nation community and other communities across Canada."

Tweet from @Jordan_Nolan71: Good luck to everyone taking part in the @Little_NHL tournament this week. Have fun. Dream big. #almuni #3|N #LNHL2017 #nativepride

Since the start of 3|NOLANS First Nation Hockey School, the camp has reached over 500 kids across the First Nation communities of Canada.

Instagram from @3_nolans: THANK YOU Ochapowace Nation and Ochapowace Nation Sports Academy for having us in your community to host our 3NOLANS First Nation Hockey School. It was an amazing week working with the youth and meeting so many great people. Can't wait to come back next summer!!! #3nolans #3nolanshockeyschool #3n #ochapowace

For more information on the three Nolans' initiatives and upcoming events, visit

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