Player of the Month – November 2023

Mason Kaine, November’s player of the month Becoming a ‘play maker’ for his M9-3 hockey team

By Laureen Sweeney

Mason Kaine of the M9-3 Westmount Wings hockey team (for ages nine and under) has been selected as November’s player of the month for city’s Minor Hock ey Association. “Although Mason, aged 7, might be new to competitive hockey, he is working ex tremely hard to support the team and develop his skills,” said Andrew Maislin, president of the Westmount association, who is also operations manager for the Westmount recreation centre. Mason, he explained, had already been called up to play for the higher level M9-2 team during the Cape Ann Sal Grasso Friendship Tournament last month. ‘Right spot’ on ice “Even though the M9 category does not keep score or team standings,” Maislin told the Independent, “Mason has developed into a ‘play maker’ on his team. He seems to be able to always find himself in the right spot, either in front of the net to re ceive a pass from his teammates or back on defence protecting his goalie. We look forward to seeing him progress this season.” He described Mason as a “well-round ed” athlete who participates in other sports during the year such as soccer and baseball, and has completed two years of the M7 hockey program.