Dale Mosquito and Joe Braniff
For more than 35 years the Battle of The Little Big Puck has been a fixture in Maple Creek. Members of Nekaneet First Nation challenge local Rodeo Cowboys to an annual hockey game that is refereed by members of the local Detachment of the RCMP. In the third period the Cowboys, the Indians and the RCMP take to the ice in traditional regalia. The game packs the Community Arena to the rafters and raises much need money for local projects. While an event such as this might raise eyebrows outside of the Cypress Hills area, here in Maple Creek it is a much-anticipated annual celebration of the long standing and positive relationship between two communities.