Hit The Ice being filmed at arenas throughout Ottawa-Gatineau
It features longtime NHL player and coach John Chabot, an Algonquin man raised in Maniwaki.
He told CBC News aboriginal hockey players are often overlooked.
Hit the Ice will follow these players through training camp as they compete to be part of the team, learning skills and getting guidance from professionals along the way.
"It's going to reinvigorate them, I think," Chabot said.
Below: "Longtime NHL player and coach John Chabot is taking part in a new reality television show focusing on young, talented aboriginal hockey players." (CBC)