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Little NHL officials forced to cancel Indigenous tournament for third consecutive year – Windspeaker.com

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202256 Views

January 17th, 2022

“I don’t want people to lose hope in the sense that there won’t be another Little NHL. We will continue. It’s such an important event for First Nations in Ontario. So, we will continue to do everything we can for it to go forward.” — Marian Jacko, president of the Little NHL executive

There will now be at least a three-year gap between editions of the largest Indigenous youth hockey tournament in Ontario.

That’s because for the third consecutive year, citing COVID-19 safety concerns, officials with the Little Native Hockey League tournament cancelled the 2022 event this past Friday, Jan. 14.

This year’s tourney, more commonly referred to simply as the Little NHL, had been scheduled for March 13 to March 17 in Mississauga.

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