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Little Commits to UMass Dartmouth

By BJR, 02/08/23, 3:00PM EST


EHL Veteran Captain Set to Join Corsairs this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- The Boston Junior Rangers are pleased to announce that Connor Little has committed to UMass Dartmouth for the fall of 2023.

The '02 native of Portsmouth, RI is in his second season with the Rangers, and third overall year in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Starting off with the Seacoast Spartans back in the 2020-21 season, Little has played in 121 career games in the EHL to date, tallying 43 points along the way.

"Connor has been a great asset to our program over the last 2 seasons, both on and off the ice," said EHL head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He has developed into a great player, leader, and person.  We are very happy for him to achieve his goal and look forward to watching him play college hockey!"

Little goes in the books as the 6th player in Rangers' history to choose UMass Dartmouth, and the 44th player in league history to commit to the Corsairs' hockey program. The 2022 EHL All-Star is excited to have this weight off of his shoulders, and is also beyond grateful for the entire time he spent in the EHL, and in particular, with the Rangers.

"Playing for the Boston Jr. Rangers has helped me grow as a player as well as a person," said Little. "The captains during my first year helped me learn so much on and off the ice and contributed to improving my leadership qualities as well. Playing for Coach DeCaprio has helped me improve as a player because of the high standard BJR sets as a program and the accountability it brings with it. Both years I’ve played here we’ve had a real special group of guys. Playing around this much talent also raises the level of my game as well as my compete level day in and day out. I couldn’t be more appreciative for my time at BJR and I’m looking forward to taking the things I learned here to the collegiate level."

Little and the Rangers have just seven games remaining on their regular season schedule, as they continue to jockey back and forth with the Express Hockey Club for the top spot in the East Division standings.