USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: West Region

(Games of Dec. 6-12)


Mountain Division

(Summaries By Brendan Price)

Forward: Jake Meure, Ogden Mustangs

Meure continued his climb in the record books over the weekend, aided by his six points (3-3-6) in three multi-point games. The ’02 Fremont, Calif., product stretched his point streak to six games and jumped into fourth all-time in Ogden history in points, thanks to his two-point night vs. Northern Colorado last Saturday. The winger also jumped into the top-10 all-time in USPHL Premier scoring, leapfrogging into eighth with 183 career points in just two and a half seasons.

Defense: Tyler Rose, Idaho Falls Spud Kings

The acquisition from Twin City has been paying major dividends for Idaho Falls as he helped
the Spud Kings nab two wins on home ice last weekend versus Pueblo. Rose scored his first
career goal last weekend and finished with five points (1-4-5) in three games. The Alexandria,
Va., product has shown an affinity for scoring against the Bulls – after the weekend, he’s posted eight
points (1-7-8) in six games versus Pueblo.

Goaltender: Jeffrey Dreger, Idaho Falls Spud Kings

Dreger (’03/Manhattan Beach, Calif.) emerged the victor in his two starts, going 2-0-0, and giving the Spud Kings their first series win in franchise history. Like Rose, Dreger has been a huge boost since arriving from Twin City. Dreger stuffed 52/56 shots for a .929 save percentage while allowing just a 2.00 GAA in his wins over Pueblo. He has allowed three goals or fewer in five of his first six appearances with Idaho Falls, who are 4-2-0 overall when he’s in net.


Northwest Division

(Summaries by Jonathan West)

Forward: Jorie Boyd, Rock Springs Prospectors

Boyd led all scorers in the division for the past week with five goals and two assists. The 20-year-old hometown product now is in the USPHL’s Top 40 in scoring (37 points) heading into the Las Vegas showcase next week.

Defense: Shane-Michael Agee, Rogue Valley Royals

Agee showed strong defense and an even rating during the Crown’s three-game home stand. The ’05 from Ashland, Ore., had one hit and one blocked shot while keeping Rock Springs shots against under 30 per game on average over the weekend.

Goaltender: Kai Rivas, Bellingham Blazers

Number 35 for the Blazers made 92 stops on 102 shots in two games against Seattle, including 45 stops in a shootout win on Sunday versus the Totes. The Blazers’ starting netminder enters next week’s Las Vegas Showcase with all five of the team’s wins so far this season.

Pacific Division

(Summaries by Grace Mello)

Forward: Max Kathol, Ontario Jr. Reign

Kathol (‘02/Chestermere, Alb.) helped the Jr. Reign in big ways this weekend to secure two wins over Las Vegas. Currently second in points for Ontario with 43, he earned five this weekend with three goals and two assists. Kathol was on fire with two goals, including the GWG, in the final minutes of Sunday afternoon’s game.

Defense: Nevio D’Alessandro, San Diego Sabers

The Sabers had a big win this weekend in their single-game against Long Beach. D’Alessandro picked up three points in the Sabers 6-1 win, with two assists and one goal. He currently has 19 points with four goals and 15 assists.

Goaltender: Nicholas Heinzle, Ontario Jr. Reign

Heinzle (‘02/Glen Robertson, Ontario) picked up a win this weekend over Las Vegas allowing for just one goal to go by. In the Jr Reign’s 2-1 win on Friday night this goalie had 25 saves on 24 shots with a save percentage of 0.960.