Westminster native Mastay immersing himself in new role as team captain for USPHL’s Jets
Cody Mastay came into the 2021-22 season with the USPHL’s Metro Jets looking to improve his overall game, contend for a national championship, and earn himself an opportunity to play college hockey.
Last season, Mastay enjoyed his first season with the Jets, collecting 14 goals and 38 points in 35 games and showcasing himself as the Jets’ most consistent player on a daily basis.
Along the way, Mastay’s leadership skills began to blossom, and he was named Metro’s captain for the current season.
“It means a lot to me that I have the privilege to be a captain for such a great organization and team like the Jets,” said Mastay, a 2001-born Westminster native. “It was pretty cool the way I found out. Coach Q (Justin Quenneville) announced all of the captains’ names one by one in the middle of the locker room with each of our jerseys.”
Having never been chosen to wear the ‘C’ on any previous team, Mastay said “this is a first for me.”
“My leadership style is to lead by example,” he said. “I try and set the best example for all my teammates around me. All of the alternate captains have been great and I’m really happy with the group of captains that we have.”
So far this season with the Jets, Mastay is again averaging better than a point per game with three goals and six assists for nine points through eight games. He’s also joined on the team by younger brother Devon Mastay.
The Jets and MJDP teams host the USPHL Detroit Showcase this weekend at Mount Clemens Ice Arena.
During his youth hockey days in Colorado, Mastay played for the Boulder Bison, Hyland Hills Jaguars, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders and Colorado Springs Tigers.
— Matt Mackinder
(October 21, 2021)