Only weeks after his Grade 12 graduation from Rimbey High School, Travis Mayan is busy making a name for himself as an up and coming player in the Saskatchewan Junior A Hockey League.
The 18-year-old was picked up by the Melfort Mustangs earlier this year after being noticed by a Scout when he was playing for the AA Midgets in Sylvan Lake.
In a write up on the league’s website, Mayan is referred to as having the potential to be one of the more dangerous players in the league if given a bit more development time.
The young player picked up a goal and four assists in three games played recently. The website states he had back to back two point games in Melfort against Battlefords and also made two points when the team traveled to Weyburn. He had an assist in Estevan, as well and has been on the scoresheet in every game, but one this season.
His skill on the ice has earned him league rookie of the week and team player of the month.
Mayan said his season is going great.
“We have a good team and I’ve been able to play pretty consistently right from the start. It’s taken a few games to get used to everything, but playing with the older guys on the team has really helped the process along.”
Being away from home is difficult, he added.
“It’s a little tough being far from home, obviously there’s people you miss and just the home life, itself, is tough to leave behind. But being with a good team and in a quiet city like Melfort has been great.”
Mayan’s mom, Jody said she is very proud of her son.
“He has wanted to do this forever and he is living out his dream.”