HOCKEY FUTURE STARS
#23 Mason Shaw
Team Canada Red
Mason Shaw celebrated his 17th birthday in Sarnia on Monday November 3 and the celebration continued after his Team Canada Red defeated Sweden 4 - 2 in the preliminary round at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. In the game Mason picked up his first point assisting on the third goal.
The 5'8 165 pound left handed forward from Lloydminster, Alberta was drafted by Medicine Hat Tigers in the second round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 2013-14 he was named AMHL Top Forward and named to the AMHL First All-Star Team. He skipped his minor midget hockey season and went straight to major midget to play for the Lloydminster Bobcats AAA where he led the team and was the second highest scorer in the league. In the 2014-15 season he signed with the Lloydminster Bobcats Jr. A team but never played going straight to the Tigers.
In July Shaw attended Canada's national Under-17 development camp in Calgary and was invited to join Canada's Red team to compete in Sarnia.
"Thereís a little bit added pressure for sure especially being in our home country," Shaw said "Itís a huge honour. I think itís a big learning step and a great opportunity for me. Iím learning a lot here and having a lot of fun with it."
Mason is the son of Aaron and Lindsay and has one sister, Austin.