ORILLIA, Ont. — Do you remember that adorabe four-year-old 'mighty mytes' hockey player from Orillia who became a global sensation when a video of him, wearing a microphone, dreaming of McDonalds while stickhandling, went viral?
In that smile-inducing video, young Mason Rupke is shown "participating" in drills at Rotary Place as he learns the ins and outs of skating and puck-handling. He is, like many youngsters, more interested in everything else; he sings and makes up names for pucks and pretends he needs to pee so he can have a break.
One year later, his dad, Jeremy Rupke, known on social media as Coach Jeremy, has released a new video of the local youngster. And while Mason is a year older, he still is, clearly, a kid at heart.
The elder Rupke told OrilliaMatters.com when the first video when viral why he decided to put a microphone on his son as he participated in his weekly Timbits Hockey mighty mytes session at Rotary Place.
“I would watch him in practices and I would see him talking to himself, or saying something to other kids or his coaches and I just kind of wondered what he was saying,” he explained.
You can see both videos here: