Player: Mason Buchanan, age 34
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Involvement with Glacier Ice Rink: Plays in the Glacier Hockey League and is the rink’s “beverage manager” for adult hockey tournaments
What brought you to Missoula?
I moved here in 2005 to go to school.
How long have you played hockey?
I started playing goalie in 2004 and began skating out a few years later.
Which do you prefer – goalie or skater?
Goalie all the way – I’m a lot better at it.
What got you into hockey?
I worked at Play it Again Sports when I moved here. Traver told me if I didn’t play, I couldn’t work there. So I got leg pads, then a cup, then full gear.
What do you like most about hockey?
My teammates and my friends.
What’s your favorite on-ice moment?
My Dominik Hasek roll-over pad save. I do it pretty much once a game.
What does Glacier Ice Rink mean to you?
It’s my favorite place to hang out and be with my friends. And play the sport that means the most to me.
What do you do outside of hockey?
Work and sleep.