Record number of teams for Little NHL 2024 

By Rosalind Russell – The Little Native Hockey League has a record number of teams this year. 

It has become a tradition for Indigenous teams across Ontario to gather in Mississauga for the March break to take part in the week-long tournament. 

Organizers say there is a record-break 246 teams registered for the 50th Anniversary tournament. 

Tykes to 18-year-olds take part in the popular event, which will be spread out over five days at dozens of rinks throughout the city. 

This year’s event will also feature vendors, a gala, several keynote speakers including Ted Nolan, and ceremonies. 

Manitoulin Island’s own Crystal Shawada is also the headliner for the celebration.

For more information and the link, visit Little Native Hockey League ( 

Photo: Manitoulin Island’s own Crystal Shawanda will headline the 50th anniversary running of the Little NHL Tournament. Poster provided

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