Minot, ND – The Minotauros are proud to announce that defenseman Mason Cambell has signed a tender agreement for the 2020-2021 season. The eighteen-year-old defenseman has 15 points on four goals and 11 assists through 14 games for Rosemount High School* in Minnesota. Overall for his career at Rosemount High Cambell has 49 points (14 goals and 35 assists) in 64 games played.
Campbell said he became interested in the Tauros when former Rosemount High teammate “my buddy Ben Garrity started playing there.” Aside from Garrity, Campbell also pointed to another former Rosemount Irish turned Tauro Austin Dollimer saying, “Austin was a kid I got to watch play for my home team rosemount as a kid growing up.”
By all accounts Cambell is an intelligent player with good skill. Tauros Assistant General Manager Chris Lonke said Mason “has a very high hockey IQ and makes the right play at the right time.” Rosemount Head Coach Ricky Saintey echoed Lonke saying, “He has a very high hockey IQ and thinks the game very well.” Campbell himself pointed to his hockey IQ as a big part of his game, adding that “I try best to emulate my game around Nick Lidstrom.”
Lonke and Saintey both agree Campbell has the potential to be an NCAA DI defenseman. Lonke continued “he reminds me of Sam Fuss a bit, a little [Sam] Skinner in his game as well,” setting a high bar. Aside from being a smart defenseman, Saintey describes Campbell’s game “Mason plays as an offensive defenseman who loves to join the rush. He has a very high hockey IQ and thinks the game very well. Mason has come a long way in our program and developed into a senior leader who wears a letter on his sweater for a reason.”
Perhaps Campbell’s biggest strength as he continues his career is as Sainty describes, “Mason is very inquisitive and always willing to climb the ladder on ways to make himself a better hockey player and how he can make his team better.” That desire to get better will be key to Campbell reaching his goal of “to come in next year and help make the Tauros the best possible team we can be. I hope to win the Robertson cup. After Minot my goal is to play DI college hockey.”
*Rosemount Hockey is continuing to strive for success with its current status of 11-2 on the year. Rosemount hockey will look to continue with its success with some tough respected opponents in our conference and section in upcoming games.