Little NHL 2020

Nipissing First Nation is honoured to be hosting the 49th Annual Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) tournament in Mississauga from March 15-19, 2020. 

This prestigious event has grown to be the largest First Nation organized youth hockey tournament in Canada, fostering pride, personal growth and teamwork while instilling strong values to enable youth to become our leaders of tomorrow.

Since its inception, the LNHL tournament has grown from 200 players in 1971, to a record-breaking registration of over 200 teams in 2019.  Based on the promotion of four pillars (Education, Respect, Citizenship and Sportsmanship), the tournament brings First Nations youth together to create lasting memories and friendships. 

We are proud to be part of hosting this experience in 2020!

To learn more, please visit or view the documents below:

The Registration Form for NFN Players is now available, and team managers are listed on page 2. Parents may also want to follow the Nipissing First Nation Little NHL Facebook page for regular updates. Visit the LNHL website for more information about the tournament and registration.

Attention all Midget Age Players! Enter to win a chance to play in a hockey game with NHL Alumni players during the LNHL Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Submit your entry by February 14th by clicking HERE.

Miigwech (Thank you) to our Sponsors!

City of Mississauga Information

The City of Mississauga would like to remind user groups that all of our Arenas and Community Centres are smoke-free, vape-free.  This includes the entire property.  LNHL participants and spectators are not allowed to smoke or vape anywhere inside, or outside while on City property. This includes smoking inside vehicles in the parking lot.  Details of the legislation can be found here  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017).

Plan your Stay! For information about things to see and do, check out the links below to access event calendars, special offers, and more!

NIPISSING FIRST NATION – Host Committee Members
Contact our Administration office at 705-753-2050 or reach out to our sub-committee leads via email.

Freda Martel, Volunteer Coordinator –
Tammy Saulis, Finance Coordinator –
Gen Couchie, Sponsorship Coordinator –
Michael Harney, Fundraising Coordinator –
Sarah Fisher, Vendor Coordinator –
Patrick Stevens, Design Coordinator –
Melissa Penasse, LNHL Assistant –
Melvin McLeod, Committee Member
Meriza George, Committee Member
Christina Beaucage, Committee Member
Samantha Goulais, Committee Member
Rick Stevens, Council Member