james-masonJames R. “Jim” Mason (1917-2006) was a lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie, with an almost equally long passion for the sport of hockey.  In his youth, he played on outdoor rinks around the area every chance he could, in addition to being a member of organized teams at Kaine’s Rink and the Pullar Stadium.  Some of his most memorable times were when the Detroit Red Wings traveled here for training camps.  Later, he spent many years involved in coaching and supporting area Bantam and Jr. League hockey at the Pullar, assisting with the Soo Indians and serving as manager for the Sinclair Warriors Travel Team.  Jim followed the LSSU Lakers program and attended many of their home games. In his later years he spent many enjoyable hours listening to the Lakers game broadcasts.  As a tribute to his contribution to area hockey, Jim’s family and friends established this scholarship for a deserving freshman or transfer Laker hockey player with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to residents of Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County of Michigan who have played hockey for at least one season in the Sault Amateur Hockey Association (any of their recreational or travel programs) or for a Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County of Michigan secondary institution.