Spokane, Wash. — Goaltender Mason Beaupit has been named the Spokane Chiefs Player of the Year. The 18-year-old finished the season 20-22-3-1 with a 3.63 GAA and .893 SV%.
The Surrey, B.C. native was recently rated 5th overall in the NHL’s Central Scouting final listing for the top 2022 NHL Draft Prospect goaltenders. Beaupit was on the winning side at the CHL’s Kubota Top Prospect Game, stopping all 16 shots he faced in a 3-1 decision for Team White.
Throughout the season, Beaupit faced over 40 shots on goal seven times and made 35 or more saves on 12 separate occasions, going 5-6-0-1 in those match-ups. Fifteen times this season beaupit allowed two or fewer goals, going 11-5-0-0 in those starts.
In his 20 wins, Beaupit had a 2.27 GAA and a .926 SV%.
Over his final 11 starts, with the Chiefs battling for a playoff spot, Beaupit was 6-5-0-0 with a 2.88 GAA and .914 SV%. He won six straight stars from February 25 through March 12.
On the last day of the regular season, with the Chiefs needing a win to clinch a playoff spot, Beaupit made 35 saves in 37 chances to help secure a 4-2 win at Victoria.
The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey league, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.