MISSISSAUGA — As the Little Native Hockey League tournament came to a close last week, the Iceland Sports Complex was filled to the brim with final games played by the participating divisions to determine the tournaments champions.
Kicking Thursday morning off was the Novice Rec A Final between Dokis and the Wiikwemkoong Jr. T-Birds, with the T-Birds taking victory 8-5. Later on was the Girls Novice A Final between CMO United the Moose Cree Lady Scrappers, with United coming away 7-0. The Boys Novice Comp A Final met Walpole Island with the Six nations Blackhawks, with Walpole winning 4-1.
The Boys Atom Rec A Final went between the Mose Cree Scrappers and the Awkwasasne Wild, with the Wild finalizing the game 7-2. The Girls Atom A Final brought the Akwesasne Wild to CMO, with Cmo coming away with victory 3-0. Boys Comp Atom A Final seen the Moose Cree Scrappers and C.M.O United, with the Scrappers earning the win 7-0.
The Boys Peewee Rec A Final between the Wiky Selects and Kettle Point gave Kettle Point victory 4-2. Girls Peewee A Final with the Atikameksheng M’iingnak and Fury with the Fury coming away with a win 2-1. The Boys Peewee Comp A Final brought the Curve Lake Screaming Eagle Peewees and the Akwesasne Wild, with the Wild winning 3-1.
The Boys Bantam Rec A Final between the NWO Eagles and Constance Lake Oji-Crees gave the win to the Eagles 4-2. The Bantam Girls A Final brought the CMO Hawks and Serpent River together, with the Hawks winning 3-0. The Boys Bantam Comp A Final brought Curve Lake Cedar Bay against the Akwesasne Wild with the Wild earning victory 7-0.
The Midget Rec A Final brought a close game between the Pic River Sharks and the Nawash Warriors, with the Warriors coming out on top 4-3. The Girls Midget A Final seen another close game between the Six Nations Wild and the CMO United, with United coming away on top 1-0.
The Boys Midget Comp A Final got the AOK Chiefs and the Aamjiwnaang Midgets together with the Chiefs winning 3-1.
This year marked the 48th annual year of the tournament hosted by the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and saw 550 games in the duration of the four-day tournament.
“The LNHL tournament has been a huge success with 15 “A” championship games played on Thursday March 14, 2019 resulting in a very position experience for Ontario First Nation children, youth and communities. For the vast majority of teams, the experience was positive and families and community members celebrated together in spirit of the four pillars of the LNHL,” wrote the LNHL Executive Committee to their website.