March 26, 2023
Age Out Feature: Jake LaMaster
After two years of junior hockey in his home state of Ohio, Jake LaMaster finishes his USPHL career as a Maverick.
“[The Mavs have] A culture that represents diligence, admiration and coaches who help me become the best person I can be.” LaMaster said. “[My favorite part of being on the team was] wearing the jet on my chest and battling with my boys.”
The left wing joined the Mavericks in August 2022, after spending the 2021-22 season with the Wooster Oilers.
LaMaster’s first goal for the team was also the Mavs’ first goal scored in Chiller North for the season: at 9:41 into the first period, in the October 7 home opener against the Cyclones that finished 8-0.
He added an assist when the Mavs traveled to Cincinnati that Sunday and another in the February 24 game against division leaders Toledo that went into overtime, finishing the season with one goal and two assists across 22 games played.
In the fall, LaMaster plans to begin his Bachelors in Communications before pursuing a career as an officer in the Columbus Police Department.
“[It’s] bittersweet, not something I want to end.” Lamaster said. “But [I’m] thankful for all the memories.”
Winnie Ha, Mavericks Communications