Sting defenceman wins Academic Player of the Month honours

Sting vs Wolves Jan. 18 / 20.Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography.

Sarnia Sting defenceman Ryan Mast has been named the OHL West Division’s Academic Player of the Month for January.

The 18-year-old Bloomfield, Michigan native carries an impressive 92% average across six Grade 12 courses at Bloomfield Hills High School.

His report card includes high standing in Calculus (92%), Advanced Composition – English (90%), Physics (82%), Psychology (94%), Business Ethics (95%) and Accounting (97%).

In a news release, the Ontario Hockey League said Mast has exemplary time management skills and self-motivation towards his studies and has the ability to balance his off-ice training routine with his daily school expectations.

Mast put up one goal and 10 assists over his 58-game rookie season with the Sting.

He was a ninth round pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection out of the Detroit Compuware AAA Program.

Other academic award winners in January include Kitchener’s Trent Swick, Oshawa’s Cooper Way, and Pano Fimis of the Niagara Ice Dogs.