Nipissing First Nation will be hosting the 2023 Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) tournament in Mississauga.
It’ll be the first time the tournament is played after three consecutive cancellations due to the pandemic.
“Our team is energized by this news and looks forward to hosting an incredible tournament in 2023,” says Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod. “The cancellations were extremely disappointing for everyone, but this pandemic taught us that we can’t predict what will come next. We were not willing to take the risk of hosting a huge hockey tournament that could have jeopardized the health and safety of First Nation communities across the province.”
McLeod says it was a tough decision to make, but the right one.
The LNHL Executive is excited about this announcement.
“Hosting this tournament for the first time after three consecutive cancellations is something we are all looking forward to,” says LNHL President Marian Jacko. “We know how important this event is for First Nations across the province and we look forward to working with Nipissing’s team to host an incredible experience in 2023.”
The tournament is scheduled for next March.