Mustangs add second 6-5 D-man

by Mustangs Staff

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.