Apr 27, 2017
FARIBAULT, MN - Former Shattuck-St. Mary’s forward Gage Mackie ‘15 has been awarded the 2016-2017 Leadership Award by the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The following statement was released by the NAHL.Aberdeen Wings captain Gage Mackie’s, 19, passion and purpose as a leader is to help each player be the best they can be and to instill a selfless culture in the Wing’s locker room, because he knows that is what leads to a successful team. Mackie (6’3/205) won the Aberdeen Wings Heart Award this season, which was given to the player who gives his heart and soul each and every day to the Aberdeen Wings on and off the ice. This award was voted on by his peers, local media, and staff and is a huge honor. On the ice, the native of Anchorage, Alaska, recorded 35 points in 50 games and is committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State. Off the ice, Mackie helps out wherever he can, whether it's going to the school of the blind and spending time with their students, or helping move furniture for those who are less fortunate, he loves helping and working to make a difference. He also tries to be the best role model that he can be for the young Wings fans. He knows how much they look up to the players, so he is always approachable, and does his best to make a lasting impression on them.