Voodoos captain commits to Niagara

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Voodoos veteran defenceman Alex Little has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey at Niagara University for the Purple Eagles, the club announced on Tuesday.

The Minden, Ontario product broke multiple records in parts of four seasons with the Voodoos as he became the all-time points and goals leader for defenceman.

Little was the 2022-2023 NOJHL defenceman of the year, and a finalist for CJHL defenceman of the year in 2023.

In 138 games with the Voodoos, Little accumulated 40 goals and 73 assists for 113 points.

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue playing hockey at Niagara while getting an education,” said Little.

“I’m very thankful for my time in Powassan where I was taught how to be a pro in the game of hockey and real life. The development and exposure that the staff provides in Powassan is a big reason I can continue playing the game I love at the next level.”

Peter Goulet, Voodoos head coach, believes Little was a tremendous leader with a ton of potential.

“Alex has been our captain and leader for the last 2 seasons,” said Goulet.

“What Alex has meant to the Powassan Voodoos organization is totally irreplaceable, he was a great player, he was a great teammate and leader and most important he is a true gentleman and a great person.

“We are going to miss him dearly but is saying that this is a new chapter in Alex’s life and the entire organization and he teammates are very happy and extremely excited that Alex has decided to go to play college hockey and continue his education. Alex thank you for everything you did for the Powassan Voodoos, Powassan and surrounding communities you will be missed dearly by all.”

Little joins a large group of Voodoos moving on to college hockey next season including Dylan McElhinny, Carson Ricci, Zach Turner, Cameron Lemcke and Tucker Shields.