The Humboldt Broncos are pleased to announce the acquisition of 20 year-old goaltender Garrett Mason.
Earlier this week they acquired the Okotoks, Alberta product from the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Whitecourt Wolverines.
1997 born winger Andrew Thompson and the junior “A” rights of Drew Warkentine are the pieces going back to the Wolverines.
“Honestly I am pretty excited,” Mason told Bolt FM’s Clark Stork from his home in Okotoks on Wednesday. “I just want to see what I can bring to the organization.”
Mason started his junior career in Drayton Valley where he he played 35 games in two seasons, he had stops in both Spruce Grove and the Wolverines. Overall he has a record of 28-16-9. Only once, his rookie season has he had a goals against average over .300 and never has his save percentage dipped below .900.
“Obviously last year losing 17 games by a goal, which includes some of the games with empty netters, we felt if we can tackle it from that end,” explained Darcy Haugan, the Broncos’ General Manager.
“Maybe it’s another key save that Garrett provides us that helps us put a few more wins in the win column.”
Mason says he’s ready to carry the load and play into the number one role on the rebuilt Broncos squad.
“The leadership piece of being a 20 year-old and then the consistency of playing night in-night out and giving the team the best possible chance to win.”
“I’m looking forward to it, I can’t wait.”
Training camp begins September 1st at the Elgar Petersen Arena.