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California natives McNeil, Meure, Allan capture November monthly honors from USPHL

 

A trio of California products has received November accolades from the USPHL for their on-ice performances last month.

Valencia native Tyler McNeil took home Pacific Division Forward of the Month honors, while Fremont’s Jake Meure won the same award in the Mountain Division and Capistrano Beach native Wyatt Allan was tabbed the Southeast Division Defenseman of the Month.

McNeil, a 2002 birth year, joined the Fresno Monsters in October after a brief stint at the Tier II level and has been lights-out for the Fresno squad ever since.

He went into December on an eight-game, 21-point scoring streak – and of that, 17 points were scored in the six November contests he played.

McNeil, who also played Tier II in 2020-21 with the NCDC’s Philadelphia Hockey Club, posted two four-point performances (both two goals, two assists) against the Las Vegas Thunderbirds in a pair of decisive wins on Nov. 11 and 13.

As a youth star, McNeil played for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks and Valencia Jr. Flyers and at Tahoe Prep Academy.

The Ogden Mustangs continue to be the closest threat to the leading Outliers in the Mountain Division, though they still have an eight-point mountain to climb to catch up to their Salt Lake City-area rivals.

One player who could help them close the gap is the 2002-born Meure, who was also one of the Mustangs’ top performers during the 2020-21 season.

When the Mustangs went east to the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase outside of Boston, Meure posted two goals and four assists for six points in the four games, all won by Ogden, including a victory over the defending national champion Charlotte Rush. All told, Meure had two goals and nine points for the month in nine games, the best output of any Mustang in November.

During his youth hockey days, Meure skated for the San Jose Jr. Sharks.

Allan was impressive for a Hampton Roads Whalers team fighting hard to keep pace with their historical rivals in the ever-competitive Southeast Division. A team-first defenseman, as illustrated by his seven blocked shots in just the four games for the Whalers last month, the 2001 birth year is also leading his team in total ice time.

He also posted four points in these games, scoring two power-play goals (he now has a total of four on the season) and adding two assists. He remains the Whalers’ top-scoring defenseman with 14 points in 19 games.

Back home, Allan played for the Jr. Ducks and Los Angeles Jr. Kings and also spent time playing high school hockey for Capistrano United.

(December 6, 2021)

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