Celebrating LNHL

The Lil NHL is underway! Over the course of four days, over 2,500 kids from Indigenous communities across Ontario will be competing on 17 ice rinks across Mississauga. While it’s called the ‘Little’ Native Hockey League, organizing it is a big task for organizers and city staff. The tournament began in 1971 with just 30 teams and was hosted at a different First Nations community each year. From its humble roots, it has grown to include over 200 teams which necessitated the tournament to be held in Mississauga in 2013 to accommodate it’s need for over a dozen ice rinks. It has been held in the city ever since, drawing thousands of families to the city each March. “The City of Mississauga is honoured to be once again hosting the…

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