The first tournament had 17 teams and a modest 200 players in Little Current.
This year, the tournament has grown to 209 teams and approximately 3,000 players.
The City of Mississauga is the host city of the Little Native NHL and will remain the host city until the 50th Anniversary in 2021.
The honourary host is the Moose Cree First Nation.
The tournament is hosting 519 games in four days on 15 ice surfaces.