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Nipissing First Nation cancels Little NHL tourney for third year – North Bay Nugget

Jan 14, 2022

Nipissing First Nation has canceled the Little Native Hockey League tournament scheduled from March 13 to 17 in Mississauga.“This decision was made in response to the surge in COVID-19 activity across the province resulting from the highly transmissible omicron variant and is fully supported by the LNHL Executive Committee,” Nipissing First Nation said in a media release Friday afternoon.

“The return to modified Step 2 measures, including restrictions on recreational facilities and gatherings, as well as limited testing capacity and data reporting due to recent changes in provincial guidelines, signals that we are not moving in the right direction.”

The continued uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic – from schools being open, to participating in hockey tournaments or to simply come together – makes it clear that cancelling the tournament is the right decision to make at this time, Chief Scott McLeod of Nipissing First Nation and Marian Jacko, president of Little Native Hockey, said in the release.

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