James 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. 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. 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 minimum 3.0 GPA.