At 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, Justin Mauro isn’t big.
But he has certainly made big contributions as a productive junior hockey forward.
To be sure, Mauro has put up pretty good point totals over two full seasons with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Jr. Hockey League.
And with a 2002 birth date, the Sault Ste. Marie native still has three years of junior eligibility remaining.
Mauro recently signed up with Blind River for a third season, as was first reported by Hockey News North.
To date, Mauro has played in 92 NOJHL games for Blind River and totaled 26 goals, 54 assists, 80 points for the Beavers since being a 15th round pick of the Erie Otters at the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.
In a nice family touch, Mauro is poised to be joined by his younger brother, Devin Mauro — who just recently signed with the Beavers — in Blind River come the 2020-2021 season.
Devin, who has a 2004 birth date, finished second on the Great North Midget Hockey League scoring chart in 2019-2020 in netting 30 goals, 32 assists, 62 points in 38 games for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds.
A 5-foot-6, 150-pound forward, Devin was subsequently taken by the Sudbury Wolves in the 11th round of this year’s OHL priority selections draft.