Bruins acquire skilled forward from Melville

The Estevan Bruins have added another scoring forward to their attack.

The Bruins acquired the list rights to 18-year-old Mason Smith, who stands 6’1” and weighs 180 pounds, from the Melville Millionaires in exchange for Estevan's second round selection in the 2021 SJHL Bantam Draft and future considerations.

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Smith, who was born in Rochester, N.Y., but grew up playing hockey in Canada, joins the Bruins for his 18-year-old season, but he already has two seasons of experience playing junior hockey with the Abbotsford Pilots of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PIJHL). In 2019-20, Smith averaged more than a point-per-game, tallying 18 goals and 42 points in 40 games, even though he still had midget eligibility.

“It's an unreal feeling knowing I'll be going to such a great organization. From what I've heard, Estevan has the most passionate fans in the league and I can't wait to get started,” said Smith.

“We are very happy with acquiring the list rights of Mason Smith as he has a tonne of potential, size, and a good skill set. Having already played Junior B for two seasons, we feel Mason will make a smooth transition to the SJHL.

“We are looking forward to having Mason for the upcoming season and as we build for the Centennial Cup.”

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