Teams across the Maritime Junior Hockey League are receiving education, meeting local Indigenous children, and handing out tickets for games during the league’s Week of Reconciliation. The event kicked off on the ice Wednesday night in Grand Falls as the Rapids hosted the Miramichi Timberwolves in the specially designed orange and white jerseys.
The Summerside Western Capitals visited Lennox Island Wednesday to receive education on Indigenous history, meet children in the community, and to hand out tickets to Saturday night’s game with the Edmundston Blizzard.
The team had a great time on Lennox Island today, thank you for having us. Looking forward to wearing these special jerseys for our games this weekend as part of the MHL’s Week of Reconciliation. #CapsArmy https://t.co/FjqOiR1M1E
— Summerside Capitals (@SsideCapitals) November 24, 2021
The South Shore Lumberjacks had a session on treaty education Tuesday afternoon with Ryan Francis, a member of Acadia First Nation and Manager of Provincial Outreach & Coordination for the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, in its Communities, Sport, and Recreation Division.
This Friday the Lumberjacks play at home against the Pictou County Crushers. This game is to honour the National Day of…
Posted by South Shore Lumberjacks Jr. A Hockey on Wednesday, November 24, 2021
The Pictou County Weeks Crushers delivered tickets to the Pictou Landing First Nation School on Wednesday for Thursday’s game in New Glasgow with the Truro Bearcats.
Delivering @THEMHL Week of Reconciliation game tickets at the Pictou Landing First Nation school today! Ewan MacDonald, Sean Stewart, Vinny Stevens, Nick Mahar, James Harrison & Jake Edwards were all smiles making the delivery! Special game tomorrow night! #everychildmatters pic.twitter.com/13B8iUObQ1
— Weeks Crushers (@weekscrushers) November 24, 2021
The MHL’s Week of Reconciliation, sponsored by Scotiabank, runs until December 5th. The full schedule is available here. The special jerseys will be auctioned by each team, with proceeds going to local Indigenous communities. Keep an eye on each team’s social media for details.