MHL’s Week of Reconciliation games begin Wednesday

A special week of games focused on Indigenous recognition and reconciliation begins tonight with the Miramichi Timberwolves on the road to face the Grand Falls Rapids at the E. & P. Sénéchal Centre. The Week of Reconciliation, sponsored by Scotiabank will run until December 5th with each of the MHL’s twelve teams hosting a game.

Teams involved in every Week of Reconciliation game will be wearing specially designed jerseys which were created in consultation with local First Nations. The message “Every Child Matters” will be emblazoned on the jerseys. A photo of residential school survivors is also present. All teams are colour coordinated with the same design. The jerseys will be auctioned off by each team at the conclusion of the schedule.

Former NHLer Everett Sanipass, who was born in the Elsipogtog First Nation, helped the MHL’s event committee and will be present at a number of the Week of Reconciliation games.

The schedule of games is as follows:

Date Away Home
Wed, Nov 24 Miramichi Grand Falls
Thurs, Nov 25 Miramichi Edmundston
Thurs, Nov 25 Truro Pictou County
Fri, Nov 26 Pictou County South Shore
Fri, Nov 26 Summerside Truro
Fri, Nov 26 Fredericton Valley
Sat, Nov 27 Truro Amherst
Sat, Nov 27 Campbellton Miramichi
Sat, Nov 27 Edmundston Summerside
Sun, Nov 28 Amherst Yarmouth
Fri, Dec 3 Pictou County Campbellton
Sun, Dec 5 Edmundston Fredericton