OGDEN, UT. – The 2020-21 USPHL Premier Mountain Division All-Star team (as selected by the division's coaches) was named last Friday and the Mustangs led all teams in players represented with six named to this years squad. The potent scoring line of Cade Herrera, Lukas Washco and Jake Meure represented the forwards group. Captain and Worcester State University commit Christian Phinney and recent Chippewa Steel tender (North American Hockey League) Deven Boldway were selected on defense. Finally, Domagoj Troha was selected as one of two goaltenders to make the All-Star lineup.
By USPHL Staff
Cade Herrera, Ogden Mustangs (Forward ‘02 Brentwood, Calif.) In 48 games with the Mustangs, Herrera fired 34 goals and collected 57 points with four game-winners. Eight goals and 15 points came on power plays and Herrera also fired a shorty. With 220:34 man-up time, he was the No. 1 power play guy for the Mustangs all year.
Washco played 47 games and counted 19 goals and 52 points with a couple game-winners. Three goals and 15 points came on powerplays and Washco had a shorthanded assist. One of his game-winners came on the shootout goal scored by Washco who was selected to shoot four times. He has represented the country of his birth Lithuania in six IIHF tournaments, winning five medals.
Jake Meure, Ogden Mustangs (Forward ‘02 Fremont, Calif.)
Meure led the Mustangs on the scoresheet with 18 goals and 66 points, including six game-winners. One came in a shootout, where Meure was solid, scoring twice on three attempts. Five goals and 27 points came on power plays, and Meure led his team’s charge into the offensive zone a team-leading 249 times.
Christian Phinney, Ogden Mustangs (Defense ‘00 Draper, Utah)
A local area native, in 49 games this season, Phinney scored six goals and collected 32 points including a couple game-winners. He collected two goals and four points on power plays adding a goal and three points with the ‘Stangs playing shorthanded, where he led all teammates by nearly 30 minutes total. The Worcester State University recruit also led defensively with 377 takeaways.
Deven Boldway, Ogden Mustangs (Defense ‘02 Napa, Calif.)
Boldway scored nine goals and collected 33 points in 33 games with a game-winner included. Four of his goals and 11 assists came on power play chances. He also proved to be the best passer in the Mustangs’ lineup, setting a team-leading 88 percent success rate with 694 successful passes this season.
Domagoj Troha, Ogden Mustangs (Goalie ‘00 Zagreb, Croatia)
The Mustangs sent Troha to the crease 33 times this past season and he posted a record of 18-9-1-1 with a shutout win in one of them. He faced 1,048 shots on the season and posted a 2.98 Goals Against Average with a Save Percentage of .915. He has represented his home country in multiple IIHF tournaments, winning medals along the way.
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