By Fred Liggett

While the Kansas City Mavericks have seen a number of new faces playing for them this season there are a number of veterans playing for them too. One of them making a difference on the ice is goaltender Mason McDonald.

Mase is his team given nickname and is just one example of how well liked he is by his teammates and coaching staff. McDonald saw his 2018-19 season interrupted by injury just before the Christmas holiday. Mase returned a month later and has shown no ill effects from his recent visit to the injured list.

McDonald in fact has excelled in helping the Mavericks finish 5-3-1 in the team’s just concluded nine-game home stand. Two of those five wins came thanks to a shutout pitched by Mase. McDonald addressed the recent success for the team on the ice, “We have confidence in the locker room, helps that everyone wants the same thing.”

Off the ice Mase is keeping up with what is making news these days. Regarding the upcoming Oscars, he says, “Not sure about nominated movies but I am looking forward to “How to Train Your Dragon 3 coming out late February.” McDonald admits, “I was impressed with the first two.” This past week saw the Grammy awards handed out and Mase had an opinion on those as well. McDonald admits he enjoyed music in 2018 from Post Malone and Kodak Black as he found them to be the most impressive.

Hockey fans know the recently held Beanpot tournament held annually in Boston featuring college teams is a big deal. Mase admits, “Being a Boston sports fan my whole life I definitely follow it.” While enjoying the longest home stand of the Mavericks season McDonald found time to enjoy Kansas City. Mase checked out the Crown Center Ice Terrance with his girlfriend and found the experience “Enjoyable.”

Keep up on Mase and the rest of the Mavericks when they return home to host the Toledo Walleye on Wedneday, Feb. 20. The fun begins inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

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