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Jr. Sharks product, Fremont native Meure decides on NCAA D-III Buffalo State for college destination


Ogden Mustangs captain Jake Meure is enjoying a solid USPHL career and looks to expand on that in the NCAA Division III ranks next season with his recent commitment to Buffalo State College (SUNYAC).

The franchise forward and Fremont native has been an essential piece of the Mustangs forwards for the last three seasons.

“I knew Ogden was one of the best places to play junior hockey,” said Meure. “The coaches, the fans, the facilities, everything about it is top notch.”

Mustangs coach Kenny Orlando had numerous great things to say about his time working with Meure.

“Jake is a great hockey mind and his passion for the game is evident,” Orlando said. “Over the last three seasons, we’ve seen Jake make big strides in rounding out his game. He’s very deserving of his chance to compete in the SUNYAC conference next season. Jake’s skill set and compete level are assets that he needs to lean on going into college hockey. It has been a pleasure getting to know Jake and help mold his game into where he is today.

“We are excited to watch him succeed at the next level.”

Meure is currently fourth on the Mustangs in all-time point scoring. With the third- and second-place spot within grasp, Meure looks to close out the 2022-23 season on a strong note. He has already surpassed his point total from last season, doubling up on his goal total collectively from the first two seasons. His creativity, both in the offensive zone and on the power play, have largely contributed to the offensive juggernaut that is the Ogden Mustangs.

“I’d like to be remembered (in Ogden) as a player who left it all on the ice,” said Meure. “I’m excited to get to New York but I’m definitely going to miss my Ogden family and the Mustangs community.”

Once he arrives in western New York in the fall, the San Jose Jr. Sharks graduate intends to major in Sports Management.

Photo/Jonny Berry

— Ogden Mustangs Staff

(January 10, 2023)

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