A Swift Current Minor Hockey alumnus helped the Estevan Bruins etch their name on the SJHL's Canalta Cup Friday night. 

Centreman Keagon Little was a part of the Bruins squad that defeated the Flin Flon Bombers 2-0 in game seven to end a 23-year title drought for Estevan.

"It was an unreal feeling that not a lot of people get to experience," he said. "I'm privileged to be able to experience that."

The 18-year-old suited up in all 16 postseason games with the yellow and gold scoring once and adding three assists.  

"We had played one of our best games last night and so we put on a show for the fans," he said.  

Little has now celebrated two provincial titles representing two separate cities. His first came as a member of the Swift Current U15 AA Broncos in 2016-17.

"Back in Bantam we won but you don't play as many games," he recalled, citing the second one means a bit more.


The 6-foot-0 forward has logged 69 games this season between the regular season and playoffs and isn't done yet. Estevan will now host the 10-team Centennial Cup from May 19 to 29. They'll open preliminary play on May 20 against the winner of the LHJAAAQ (Quebec Jr. A league).

"We get four days off just to heal up and rest and enjoy the moment of us winning the provincial championship," he said. "Then we will get back at it with practicing and getting focused on which teams are in our pools and making systems to what will work against them."

Several websites including HockeyDB and the SJHL have Little hailing from Wymark, Saskatchewan. He was born in Dover, New Hampshire, and holds dual citizenship.   

"We moved to the Swift Current area when I was seven or eight," he said. "I played all my minor hockey in Swift Current and then when I hit 15 I went to play prep hockey at PHA."