We've posted about Mason Garant in the past and thought a quick glimpse into what he's been up to would be of interest. He was enjoying quite a ride before the provincial shutdown last week.
The 9-year old was named captain of his Sun County travel team at the start of the season and scored a nice dangle goal in November.
During the holiday season he played in a tournament in Vaughn, Ontario hosted by the Everest Sports Group. The tournament featured a lot of the top players in the 2012-14 age group provincially.
Mason was on a Montreal based team that went 4-1-1 en route to the
championship. He scored two goals including a game winner, "We had a really good goalie. Played good defence. Our forwards scored clutch goals but I had buddies on the other team so it's always hard to see your buddies lose".
On New Year's Day he was in Toronto after being invited to play in an exhibition game in front of the Chinese Ambassador to Canada. The game provided Chinese Canadian players an opportunity to skate at a high level as they eye a pathway to the Olympics in 2034.
With the provincial shutdown announced, Mason then played in a last-minute one-day tournament in Toronto and earned more hardware.
Mason has also been hanging out with the Windsor Spitfires this season as their Director Of Hydration, "It's nice. Marc Savard has let me read the lineups to the boys before every home game". Unfortunately, due to limits brought on by the provincial shutdown, Mason won't be able to do that Thursday when the Spits host Guelph. He says he looks forward to returning to the Spits and his Sun County team when restrictions are lifted at the end of the month.
Spitfires photo courtesy of Tim Jarrold.