The Little Native Hockey League (NHL)

Proudly supporting the power of sport, promoting safe play in our communities.

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Hydro One is proud to return as a presenting sponsor of the 2023 Little Native Hockey League tournament. The 49th annual tournament will take place in Mississauga from March 12-16, 2023 with over 3,000 competitors from Indigenous communities across Ontario.

Hydro One remains committed to investing in communities in order to promote growth and safety where we live, work and play.

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Supporting Coaches

The Indigenous Hockey Coaching Grant

Sport powers communities. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Coaches Association of Ontario to give 35 outstanding Little NHL coaches up to $1,500 to cover eligible expenses for their teams, including equipment, training and transportation.

Applications are now closed.

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Hydro One is proud to return as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Little Native Hockey League tournament. The 49th annual tournament will take place in Mississauga from March 16-19, 2020 and is expected to be the largest in the organization’s history, with over 3,000 competitors from Indigenous communities in Ontario participating.

We recognize that sport has the power to change lives and shape strong and thriving communities, and we remain committed to investing in communities in order to promote growth and safety.

#WinAsOneTeam Social Media Contest

Are you a member of a Little NHL team? Enter to win free sticks and helmets for your entire team!

Entry requirements:

  1. Post a photo of your Little NHL team showcasing team spirit to your own Facebook or Instagram account

  2. Tag us and #WinasOneTeam in your post

  3. Follow Hydro One on Facebook or Instagram

  4. Provide us with your contact information using the form below so that we can get in touch if you win

If you don’t have a Facebook or Instagram account, not to worry – you can still participate. Fill out the online form below and attach your team spirit photo. One submission per team. The contest closes on March 2, 2020 and the winner will be selected at random and notified that week. Read the full contest rules and regulations here.

*No purchase necessary. Contest runs from 11:00:00 a.m. EDT on January 27, 2020 to 11:59:59 p.m. EST on March 2, 2020. There is a total of one prize available to be won, as follows: new hockey sticks and helmets for each member of the participating team. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received, and a winner will be selected at random. Selected entrants must answer a skill testing question and sign a release. For full rules and how to enter, visit or download them here.


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Congratulations to our contest winners!

The Garden River Little Thunder Tyke Team has been selected by random draw as the winner of our social media contest that took place in January and February. They have won new Bauer hockey sticks for their entire team — Congratulations!

“Within our community, everybody knows somebody that’s played in Little NHL — parents, grandparents, you name it. Everyone has their stories about when they scored a goal and they’re always such nice memories. For us, making the trip to Mississauga and receiving new hockey sticks for our team will be one of our best memories of the tournament.”

— TJ Boissoneau
Little NHL Team Coach

Check out our photos from the 2019 Little Native Hockey league tournament!

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Coaches Spotlight


Coach Duffy Simon: Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Meet Duffy, a team coach participating in this year’s Little Native Hockey League tournament. He started his own embroidery business 13 years ago, which supports his local Aamjiwnaang First Nation community by providing employment and business opportunities. Watch to find out what Little NHL means to him.

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Coach Jim Maness: Aamjwinaang First Nation

Jim is from Aamjwinaang First Nation and has played hockey for more than 65 years. Today he instills his passion ​for the game in the Little NHL players that he coaches, including his grandchildren.