The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard will officially cease operations at the end of the 2016/2017 hockey season.
The OCN Blizzard entered the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 1996/1997 season.
Over the past 20 years, the OCN Blizzard positively contributed to hockey development of indigenous youth across Canada, and led to the formation of other First Nation hockey teams in Canada.
The announcement comes after careful deliberations with Opaskwayak Cree Nation representatives from administration and finance, who presented recommendations to the Opaskwayak Cree Nation leadership.
Based on the information presented, the decision was made to proceed with winding down on the operations of the OCN Blizzard, announced officially on December 20, 2016.