Maritime Junior Hockey League launches new jerseys to honour Indigenous communities – The Star

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Maritime Junior Hockey League launches new jerseys to honour Indigenous communities – The Star

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202128 Views

Nov. 24, 2021

HALIFAX – Starting Wednesday, players in the Maritime Junior Hockey League will be donning specially designed jerseys to celebrate Indigenous groups in the country as a part of the organization’s Week of Reconciliation.

The league’s 12 teams will take turns sporting jerseys that have an image of children outside a residential school, along with the phrase “Every Child Matters.” Each team will wear the jerseys, which also incorporate their logos, for one home game between now and Dec. 5.

League president Steve Dykeman said in an interview Tuesday the league’s governors agreed to honour Indigenous communities after getting good feedback on a jersey project last year designed to celebrate front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2021/11/24/maritime-junior-hockey-league-launches-new-jerseys-to-honour-indigenous-communities.html

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