From the ‘Lil NHL’ honorary chairperson
MISSISSAUGA – Six Nations Minor Hockey will be well represented again at this year’s ‘lil NHL Hockey Tournament which is set to start March 12, at a number of arenas in Mississauga, Ont.
Jonathan Cheechoo of Moose Cree First Nation is an honorary chairperson for the event and is alumni of the tournament.
“As a ‘lil NHL alumni, it was always exciting for me as a child to have this tournament and be able to represent my community,” said Jonathan Cheechoo of Moose Cree First Nation. “I can recall the days counting down riding on the train and driving down to the tournament with my friends and family to play in the tournament.”
“Through the years I participated, I’d come to learn and appreciate the four pillars that the ‘lil NHL stands for; respect, education, citizenship and sportsmanship and I carried these values with me as I moved along in my professional career as a player of hockey and more importantly, in my life as a whole.”
“I encourage all of you to strive towards these goals in all areas of your life. Have fun in the game and reach out and make new friends. I wish you all success in your efforts and hopefully I can see you in March 2017, in Mississauga.”
This year’s host Nation is Moose Cree First Nation.