Langley – November 6th, 2023 – The Langley Rivermen made a big splash last week with the signing of 2003 born goaltender Mason Beaupit.
The 6’5 Beaupit was born in Surrey, playing his minor hockey there, and spending time with the Okanagan Hockey Academy U15 Varsity team before coming back to the lower mainland in 2018-19 to play for the Valley West Giants of the BC Elite Hockey League.
There he played two seasons beginning in 2018-2019, appearing in 26 games for the Giants and held a 10-13-3 record. The following season he played in 23 games, holding a 7-11-2 record with a 2.85 GAA. He appeared in three games that season with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.
The following season, Beaupit made the jump full time to the Chiefs, playing in 10 games and acquiring a 3-5-2 record, and an excellent .916 save percentage.
In his draft eligible season in 2021-22 with Spokane, he played in 49 games with a 20-22-4 record, helping the Chiefs reach the playoffs that spring.
In addition, he was drafted in the 4th round, 108th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
To begin the 2022-23 season he played in 9 games with Spokane before being traded to the Winnipeg ICE (now Wenatchee Wild). Beaupit played in 22 games with the Manitoba based team, helping them make it all the way to the 2023 WHL Finals against Seattle.
With the signing of Beaupit, the Rivermen add a lot of experience and steadiness in the crease, also a local player who is able to play closer to home and in front of his family every game.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Rivermen as they were one of the team’s I grew up watching, so I am very excited to be a part of this organization,” said Beaupit when asked about signing with the team.
He also said “The first couple of weeks with the guys have been amazing. All the guys have been amazing and very welcoming and I’m very excited to grow as a group going forward.”
He made his debut in Surrey last week in a 5-2 Eagles win, however a great moment for him playing in an arena that he trains in during the summer, and grew up five minutes away from.
Welcome to Langley, Mason!
Written by Gideon Hill