SIX NATIONS— The future looks awfully bright for former Junior ‘C’ Paris Mounties player Shaun General.
Following a successful season which saw this speedy “6’1” 175 player finish third in team scoring with 14 goals and 31 points, General revealed his excitement about the challenge of playing next fall for Niagara College.
“I was thankful enough to receive a Division 1 offer to play at Niagara University,” General said.
When asked about his favorite NHL player, General never hesitated before replying, “My idol was definitely Jonathan Toews. His leadership and the way he plays a two-way game is something I really modelled my own game after and I take pride in that.”
Prior to playing for Paris, General was a member of the Junior ‘B’ Brantford Bandits where in 17 regular season games this year he scored 7 goals and 10 points before signing on with Paris where he gelled right away.
“I liked everything about Paris,” General said. “The coaches, fans and of course the players were awesome to be around. It meant a lot to me playing there.”
For the season, General helped Paris to a respectable 22-15-2-1 record for 47 points which had them finish fifth in the South Doherty Division.
In playoffs, Paris suffered first round heartbreak where they dropped a deciding Game 7 by a 3-2 score against the Woodstock Navy Vets.
“Unfortunately, we lost a very tough Game 7 in the first round,” General said. “Our biggest strength was definitely our defensive play and goaltending. Our team was one of the very best in the entire league defensively. We ended up in the top 3 in both PK percentage and goals against.”
No question devoted Six Nations hockey fans will be rooting for General next year when he dons the colours and steps on the ice for Niagara.