No Stanley Cup for Kivalliq fans

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Kivalliq -The Kivalliq region was left out of the Stanley Cup’s visit to Nunavut this past month.

Lord Stanley’s visit, accompanied by former NHL superstar Lanny McDonald, took place from April 26 to April 29, and was sponsored by Scotiabank, the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL, Project North and First Air.

The Clarkson Cup, symbolic of national female hockey supremacy and Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Star Natalie Spooner joined Lord Stanley for the Nunavut tour.

The Stanley Cup paid a visit to Iqaluit, Cape Dorset, Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Hall Beach and Quikiqtarjuak during its visit. The Kivalliq’s own Susan Aglukark even joined the event, performing live during the Cup’s stop at Taloyoak.

The Cup’s tour also saw hockey clinics held, 150 educational tablets donated to young people, and the distribution of 150 hockey bags-worth of new equipment.