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NFN to host 2021 Little NHL tournament

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A day after announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Little Native Hockey League (LNHL), some good news has come Nipissing First Nation’s (NFN) way.

Because of the magnitude of the event, it is held annually in Mississauga with a different band hosting the event. This year’s tournament was to be hosted by NFN, but because of COVID-19 concerns, the event had to be cancelled.

However, NFN will get another crack at hosting the 2021 LNHL tournament.

“I am so proud of our LNHL Organizing Committee. After the deflating blow resulting from yesterday’s announcement to cancel the tournament the committee held a meeting and without hesitation unanimously accepted an offer from the LNHL Executive to host the 2021 LNHL tournament!” NFN Chief Scott McLeod posted on Facebook.

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“G’chi Miigwech to the LNHL Executive, to all participating First Nations who have been so supportive throughout this ordeal, to all the corporate and private donors and most of all, miigwech to my community NFN and our LNHL Organizing Committee! In a time when we need a little bit of good news, I am proud to share this,” he added. “We all can expect a rejuvenated, high spirited event for our kids at the 2021 LNHL!!! Miigwech!”

This year, 228 teams were set to participate in the 49th annual gathering.

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