Mason Beaupit’s size makes an impression right from the start. He covers a lot of the net and gains some advantage over shooters by his sheer volume alone. He can come out to the top of his crease to challenge the play, retreat back with a nice level of control, and his east-west mobility is…
|Feb 14/22||Beaupit Mason||23431 – Kelowna vs. Spokane||WHL||by Derek Neumeier||View Report|
|Nov 17/21||Beaupit Mason||22806 – Everett vs. Spokane||WHL||by Kellen Eyre||View Report|
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Mason Beaupit’s size makes an impression right from the start. He covers a lot of the net and gains some advantage over shooters by his sheer volume alone. He can come out to the top of his crease to challenge the play, retreat back with a nice level of control, and his east-west mobility is good — especially while down in the butterfly position. That is fortunate because he relies on going down early and often, almost too frequently. At the risk of stating the obvious, size is a good thing, but when it is your top skill that means there is room for improvement in a lot of areas. There’s an upside and a downside to that, and he can be a frustrating goaltender in that regard. Like most goalies of his stature, there are holes in his body and shots can find a way through. This will be difficult to tidy up simply because his five-hole and underarm gaps are so big, but it’s not impossible and he will make improvements. His rebound tracking from shots that hit his chest could use a bit of attention as well. He’s frequently unable to follow the puck out and once he loses sight of it things go from bad to worse in a hurry, and panic starts to set into his game. He will scramble and make some terrific saves while sprawled on his back on pucks that should have reached the back of the net, but often times the initial shot should have been contained in the first place. The projection for him is a difficult one. If a team sees him as big but with limited development potential, then there will be little interest. But if he is seen as raw and capable of adding skill and some fundamental technique to that big frame with some extensive work alongside a team’s goalie development staff, then things become a lot more intriguing for a goaltender as raw as he is.