The SJHL season is officially underway, and the Estevan Bruins are gearing up for an exciting start to their campaign. After a successful preseason, the team is set to face off against the Melville Millionaires in a thrilling "home and home" series starting this Friday.
Keagon Little, recently named captain of the Estevan Bruins, shared his thoughts on his newfound role, the team's preseason performance, and their upcoming games against Melville in an interview on the "Home of the Bruins" Rock 106. Full interview below.
For Little, being named captain is a dream come true. "It's been a dream of mine growing up, to be a captain of such a great organization and with great people here," he shared. Little's excitement for the regular season is palpable, and he's eager to lead the team to success.
The Estevan Bruins had a commendable preseason, finishing with a 5-1 record. Little emphasized that the preseason is about finding their identity as a team with both new and returning players. Little pointed to the games against Virden as a showcase of their preferred style of play – fast skating, physical, and a relentless pursuit of the puck. These elements define the Estevan Bruins' identity, and they aim to carry this forward throughout the season.
Regarding their upcoming games against the Melville Millionaires, Little acknowledged that in the SJHL, any team can prevail on any given night. Despite Melville's standings from the previous year, Little emphasized the need for hard work, stating, "You just gotta go in and work hard, do your best, and stick to your identity as a team."
Fans eagerly anticipating Friday's game can look forward to a talented roster. Little highlighted several players to watch, including Filion and Chmelevski for their skating prowess, Barrow for his relentless work ethic, Zasitko's sharpshooting skills, and Jackson's wicked shot. He also praised the team's strong defensive players and goaltenders, promising an exciting season for Bruins fans.
The Estevan Bruins will kick off their regular season this Friday at home, hosting the Melville Millionaires. The action continues on Saturday in Melville, with both games starting at 7 PM. Saturday's game will be broadcast on Rock 106.
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