The Melfort Mustangs are proud to announce 1999 born goaltender Shawn Parkinson has committed to the MacEwan University Griffins.
Parkinson, from Victoria, British Columbia, played the last two seasons as a Melfort Mustang.
During the 2018-19 season, Parkinson was traded to the Mustangs after playing 9 games with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In Melfort he would post a 2.59 Goals Against Average and a .909 Save Percentage in 26 games. Parkinson also appeared in 5 playoff games posting a 1.91 GAA and a .933 Save Percentage.
During the 2019-20 season Parkinson played 44 games as the Mustang starting goaltender, posting a 25-12-5-1 record. His 25 wins would tie for most in the SJHL. He also led the SJHL in GAA with a 2.36, as well as shutouts with 5. Parkinson finished his final season in Melfort with a .919 save percentage. In 4 playoff games against Estevan before COVID-19 hit, Parkinson posted a 3-1 record with 1.45 GAA and a .927 Save Percentage.
“Melfort was a great place for me to play. The billets, teammates, coaches, and community made it home for me.” Parkinson said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my education at MacEwan while competing at a high level.”
Parkinson will join the MacEwan University Griffins as they move from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference into U Sports.
“Shawn was one of the most consistent goaltenders in Mustang history. His stats speak for itself. What set him apart from others was his work ethic and commitment on and off the ice.” Mustang Head Coach and GM Trevor Blevins said. “Shawn has strong character traits that will ensure success in his future hockey and academic career. We are proud of his commitment and wish him all the best.”
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