The Ogden Mustangs have another hulking defenseman on the blue line this season in Oliver Wieringa.
At 6-feet-5-inches and 230 pounds, Wieringa is a solid, playmaking defenseman who handles the puck well on the back end.
Born in 2000, Wieringa still has three seasons of junior hockey eligibility remaining, including this one, and with his frame, has some major upside.
The Woodstock, Ontario native should be a major asset this season and is excited to get things rolling.
“Ogden has treated me well,” Wieringa said. “I’m overwhelmed by the support from the community toward this organization, and I’m excited to give the fans a stellar season and work hard to get that Thorne Cup.”
Wieringa played last season for the St. Marys Lincolns in the GOJHL as well as the Norwich Merchants in the PJCHL. He played his youth hockey for the Brantford 99ers. This will be his first season playing outside of his home province of Ontario.
Wieringa joins some good company of reliable, steady defenders from southern Ontario to join the Mustangs, including Tyson Liverance last season and Matt Murphy the season before.
We’ll continue introducing the 2018-19 Mustangs to you this week, leading up to our season opener on Sept. 29 on the road against the Utah Outliers and our home opener Oct. 5 against the Casper Bobcats. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the most up-to-date information.