Former Lincolns and Legionnaires Star Named CJHL Player Of Month
It’s always great to see how some of the GOJHL’s players have developed at higher levels and the following story from the OHA gives proof that hard work pays off. It would make one wonder where Sarnia would be in the standings if Andrew Masters had remained in Sarnia for another season. We might have an even bigger log jam for second place, or would have they been able to challenge Leamington for the top spot? We will never know.
CAMBRIDGE, ON – A big congratulations to Andrew Masters from the Georgetown Raiders who was recently named the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Player of the Month.
The Kitchener, Ontario native made his OJHL debut this season as a 20-year old after bouncing between Junior ‘B’ and ‘C’ the past three seasons. A product of the Kitchener Jr. Rangers ‘AAA’ organization, Masters made the jump to junior hockey in 2012-2013 with the Paris Mounties Junior ‘C’ club. By the following season, he was the loops top netminder in most statistical categories and would split the season with the St. Marys Lincolns Junior ‘B’ squad.
After starting 2014-2015 in St. Marys, Masters was moved to the Sarnia Legionnaires, closing out the year in an impressive fashion by being named the GOJHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Month for February.
Making the move to Junior ‘A’ this season, Masters has continued to post outstanding numbers, sitting second among all OJHL goalies in games played (29), wins (19), goals against average (1.97) and save percentage (.937%).
Masters has continued his stellar play that saw him go 4-0-1 in December, while sitting second among all OJHL netminders in most statistical categories. After opening the month with a key divisional victory over the Burlington Cougars, he turned in one of the best performances of the entire season with a 48 save, 3-3 draw versus the red-hot Wellington Dukes and OJHL leading scorer Luc Brown.
He followed this up with two more 30+ save victories, including a 43 save, 5-1 win over Mississauga on the road to finish the month of December undefeated. Masters has continued to post outstanding numbers, sitting second among all OJHL goalies in games played (29), wins (19), goals against average (1.97) and save percentage (.937%).
(photo credit – Local Sports Report)