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  • Date Of Birth 20/12/1996 (25yrs)
  • Height 5'10"
  • Hometown Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Hailing from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 25-year-old Gabe Bast arrives in Belfast for 2022-23 from a stint in Finland where he made 18 appearances on the blue line for Finnish side Kalevan Pallo (KalPa) in the highly competitive Liiga.

Bast has had Championship pedigree throughout his career, winning no less than five junior titles before his enrolment at the University of North Dakota where he went on to clinch back-to-back NCHC Regular Season Penrose Cups with the NCAA D1 Fighting Hawks, followed by an NCHC Championship in his senior year.

As is often the case, hockey is in Gabe Bast’s blood. His father Tom was a high scoring minor league centreman in the 1970s, his sister Mairead spent a season with University of British Columbia in 2016-17 and his younger brother Luke has become the latest Bast to don the green at the University of North Dakota.

Gabe Bast won his first title at the age of 15 when his hometown Red Deer Rebels clinched an Alberta Midget Minor Hockey League Championship; and as he progressed through the ranks in Red Deer, the wins kept coming.

Bast was a ‘AAA’ AMHL Champion in 2012-13 and 2013-14 with the Red Deer Chiefs and a ‘Junior A’ BCHL Champion in 2014-15 and 2016-17 with the Penticton Vees, leading to his success in college with North Dakota.


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