A northern Manitoba community is losing its hockey team after 20 years of operation.
Opaskwayak Cree Nation announced yesterday that the 2016/2017 season will be the last for the OCN Blizzard.
The announcement comes after careful deliberations with OCN representatives from administration and finance, who presented recommendations to the OCN leadership.
League commissioner Kim Davis said the closure was a disappointment but not a surprise and he’s concerned about how the league will continue to recruit young Indigenous players.
The hockey team entered the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 1996