The Wellington Dukes have kicked off their 2023-24 OJHL recruiting class with a key young signing.
Forward Mason Goodfellow signed with the Dukes’ this week after a stellar 2022-23 season with the Kingston Jr. Gaels AAA program.
Goodfellow, 16, was a pure goal-scorer in U16, recording 31 tallies and seven assists for 38 points with the Jr. Gaels.
The Yarker, Ont. native was a third round, 59th overall draft pick of the Barrie Colts in this year’s OHL Priority Selection draft.
“I’m very happy to have committed to the Dukes,” Goodfellow stated.
“It’s such a storied franchise with such a deep history. It’s local to me and I can’t wait for the opportunity.”
Head Coach Kent Lewis described Goodfellow as a rare commodity, a 16-year-old player in a 19-year-old body with maturity beyond his years.
“He plays the game in a manner that I think all fans will like,” Lewis stated.
“He’s got offensive upside; he’s got some grit. He is what I term as a young, true hockey player that’s got fire in his eyes and a will to get better. He is going to be a lot of fun to deal with.”
Goodfellow will be one of many prospects in attendance for the Dukes development camp, which runs July 29.
More details can be found at this link.