California quartet of Hawks, Arminen, Lakin, Allan garners weekly recognition from USPHL
Four players from California were honored today by the USPHL with weekly awards.
Ogden Mustangs defenseman Cameron Hawks is the Mountain Division Defenseman of the Week, while Lake Tahoe Lakers forward Jett Arminen is the Pacific Division Forward of the Week, San Diego Sabers netminder Justin Lakin is the Pacific Division Goaltender of the Week, and Hampton Roads Whalers blueliner Wyatt Allan is the Southeast Division Defenseman of the Week.
Hawks (pictured right), a 2001 birth year out of San Diego, was getting the job done on both sides of the ice for the Mustangs, who are on a three-game winning streak and in first place in the division. Hawks scored a goal and three assists, and with 14 takeaways, he is tied for second on the team and for first among defensemen.
During his youth, Hawks played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
The USPHL Premier’s leading scorer and a second-year Premier veteran, Arminen (pictured left), another ’01 from San Diego, is averaging four points per game over six games so far. He has scored no less than three points in any of these games to this point. The Lakers have started out 6-0-0 and in their three-game sweep of the Las Vegas Thunderbirds, Arminen equaled his previous weekend’s point total by going with a 3-9-12 line.
Lakin (pictured top) put up a 31-save performance to help the Sabers skate past the Long Beach Shredders on Saturday. The 2001-born Wildomar native is in his second season with the Sabers.
In his youth hockey days, Lakin played for the Wildcats and Jr. Reign and also spent time in high school with Corona/Norco.
Allan, an ’01 from Capistrano Beach, had some important goals over the weekend’s set of games against the Charlotte Rush, both going to Charlotte in overtime. He had the tying goal to force OT and get their first point of the weekend while scoring the first goal on Saturday to take what was a 1-0 lead.
Back home, Allan (pictured above) played for the Jr. Kings, Anaheim Jr. Ducks and for his hometown high school team.
(October 7, 2021)