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Las Vegas natives Mensch, Meyer collect monthly awards from USPHL


A pair of Las Vegas natives have earned USPHL honors for October.

Las Vegas Thunderbirds forward Heath Mensch is a Forward of the Month in the Pacific Division while Northern Cyclones’ blueliner Hunter Meyer is a Defenseman of the Month in the New England Division.

Recently, with Mensch’s second of four assists on Oct. 28, he passed former teammate Nate Mohr as the T-Birds’ all-time leading scorer, with 74 points now in just 50 games.

The 2003-born Mensch (pictured top) is second only to Lake Tahoe’s Ari Rossi in assists, as he has sent out 23 helpers so far this year, in addition to 15 goals in 14 games to give him a total of 38 points, good for third overall in the league.

His current eight-game scoring streak began with four assists on Oct. 9, and it has reached eight games and seen him produce 32 points in that span of time.

hunter_meyerMensch played for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights back home.

Another returning standout player for the Cyclones, Meyer (pictured right), a 2001 birth year, has helped the 2021-22 edition of his team to an 8-1-0-1 record out of the gate.

He has dished out 11 assists, second only to Jackson Tillinghast on the squad, and also scored one goal – shorthanded – in early October against the Springfield Pics.

He started the season on a furious scoring streak, posting all 12 of his points (goal, 11 assists) in his first seven contests of the new campaign. Defensively, he is a plus-10 to lead all Cyclones blueliners, and he’s blocked nine shots as well.

(November 5, 2021)

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