Maritime Hockey League squads hosting Every Child Matters games

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By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter All 12 entrants in the Maritime Hockey League (MHL) will be hosting their own Every Child Matters game this season. The matches are focused on Indigenous recognition and reconciliation. Home teams will wear specially-designed jerseys for each contest. Those jerseys will then be auctioned off and proceeds will be turned over to area First Nation communities. The plan is to then have those funds utilized to purchase tickets for First Nations youth so they can attend a future MHL game in their nearby community. “It’s a chance to get them introduced to the game,” MHL commissioner Steve Dykeman said of the young spectators who will hopefully become fans of the league. “And it gets teams more folks (into the stands) and involved more…

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