When Vancouver Roller Hockey was formed, it was completely dependent on BUSH ex-patriates. The early sessions were fragile; a loss of one player meant the cancellation of a session. When a session was played, it was usually half-court and never more than two or three games long. If the western league was to survive for very long, it needed fresh Lower Mainland blood. The need was especially dire in goal. To put it in perpective, the leading goaltender of VRH's first year was a vacationing Laird Bilinski in for two weeks from BUSH. At its weakest point, the league was saved with the arrival of a goaltender that would entrench himself as the most storied goaltender in the history of the western circuit, and as Burton Hockey's top exclusive goaltender. A military veteran and first-generation Canadian of Czech parentage, Bron Mach debuted in the final session of 2005 on an invite from friend and former co-worker Stefan Klopp. Throwing himself to the lions, he stopped 69 shots in one half-court game for .885 (still one of the greatest debuts ever and enough to give him 2005's Rookie of the Year award) and proved up to the challenge of goaltending. From then on, he was hooked. Bron went down in history as the first non-Arrow Laker regular of Burton Hockey. He was immediately the most dominant force in the Ambleside net, and has never really relinquished the title. Bron's always been quite good (maybe a little erratic from session to session; do you know any other goalie with a .695 and a .905 in the same year?), but he stepped it up in 2007, becoming the first VRH goalie to make an all-star team. He then proceeded to set Burton Hockey on fire in 2008 with a league-leading .831, becoming the only full-time goalie to win Most Outstanding Player. His 2009 season ranged from spotty to astounding, but he set a standard for goaltending endurance that won't be matched for many a year, backstopping an incredible 138 games and destroying the Burton Hockey record for saves in a year with 1,876. Throw in nine shutouts, and it's no wonder Bron remains a go-to goalie in West Vancouver. To top it off, he found his first consistent VRH goaltending rival in Dominik Voser; appearances against Dom always lead the Razor to raise his game to another level. He has Hasek-like reflexes and a will to battle. Best of all, he is amazingly down-to-earth and genial. The most enduring non-Arrow Laker in Burton Hockey history and the man who opened the floodgates for dozens of Lower Mainlanders to join the beautiful game, Bron is a true goaltending legend. He's cut back his appearances over the past years, but we always look forward to visits from Bron Mach. Awards: Goaltending Champion - 2008, 2012; Most Outstanding Player - 2008 (tie); Most Outstanding Goaltender - 2008, 2013 (VRH); Rookie of the Year - 2005; 1st All-Star - 2008g, 2013g (VRH); 2nd All-Star - 2007g, 2012g; Most Dedicated Team - 2009.
Year GP GS G A PTS GPG APG PPG SPG SOG SPCT
2005 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2006 42 0 0 4 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2007 12 0 0 3 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2008 30 0 0 4 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2009 138 0 0 23 23 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2010 35 0 0 2 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2012 31 0 0 6 6 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2013 28 5 1 10 11 0.20 0.60 0.80 3.00 15 6.67
2014 8 0 0 3 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
2015 8 0 0 2 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00
Totals 333 5 1 57 58 0.20 0.60 0.80 3.00 15 6.67
Year GG SA SV GA SVPG SPCT SO G A S
2005 1 78 69 9 69.00 0.885 0 0 0 0
2006 42 820 643 177 15.31 0.784 5 0 4 0
2007 12 236 191 45 15.92 0.809 1 0 3 0
2008 30 580 482 98 16.07 0.831 0 0 4 0
2009 138 2339 1876 463 13.59 0.802 9 0 23 0
2010 35 799 637 162 18.20 0.797 1 0 2 0
2012 31 689 578 111 18.65 0.839 2 0 6 0
2013 23 567 480 87 20.87 0.847 1 0 7 1
2014 8 209 183 26 22.88 0.876 1 0 3 0
2015 8 198 167 31 20.88 0.843 0 0 2 0
Totals 328 6515 5306 1209 16.18 0.814 20 0 54 1

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Razor, Russian Commander

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Langley Township, BC

Residence:
Vancouver, BC

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