Former Home of the Estevan Bruins
The Estevan Bruins were one of the founding members of the WHL in 1967 and had had a tremendous amount of success previously in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. However, even in the late 1960's and early 1970's, the town was a little too small to be economically viable in a league encompassing the whole of the WHL, and so in 1971 a deal was worked out where the WHL Bruins moved to New Westminster, British Columbia, becoming the legendary New Westminster Bruins. A new team was then re-created in the SJHL in Estevan, also called the Bruins, who affiliated with the New Westminster team. The Civic Auditorium today is still home to the SJHL Bruins.