Today’s post is about another California phenom whose impressive YouTube videos were sent to me by @cali1906 years ago! Matthew Ng @mattng8 -
1. Matt is a gifted, two-way forward from Cupertino, California. He was already playing hockey at the young age of 4. He is a deft stickhandler and was featured by @heybarber on one of his viral videos as an 8-year old. Matt also played high level lacrosse growing up.
2. Matt spent his minor hockey with the San Jose Jr. Sharks organization, where he was a consistent scoring threat. He enjoyed his best season playing Bantam AAA in 2018-19 racking up 49 points in 34 games. He also played Tier 1 hockey that season, notching 17 points in 12 games.
3. In 2019, Matt was selected 100th overall in the @westernhockeyleague Draft by the @everett_silvertips. Notably, Matt was recognized as Player of the Game in that year’s WHL Combine prospects game.
4. Matt then played for two seasons at the esteemed @culverhockey scoring 60 points in 60 career games.
5. Matt is currently enjoying his rookie season with the Tips, where he has 16 points in 46 games. He will be a crucial element of the Tips’ future as several of their key players age out in the upcoming year(s).