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Motor City adds to blue line group, signs Wayne native Allen for 2020-21

By Matt Mackinder, 08/01/20, 2:00PM EDT

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DETROIT – Tyler Allen will be one of the youngest players in the USPHL next season when the 2004 birth year suits up for the Motor City Hockey Club.

But if his skill comes out on display the way the Motor City is expecting, age will be just a number.

“Tyler is going to add more skill and size to our defensive core,” Motor City coach-GM Jason McCrimmon said. “Tyler has a great work ethic and a competitive mindset that is needed to get to the next level. I look forward to developing him this season.”

A native of Wayne, Mich., Allen skated on the blue line for Belle Tire during the 2019-20 season.

“I have been playing travel hockey for some time now with the same age groups and we had a perfect opportunity to move up to the next level, which was the Motor City Hockey Club,” said Allen. “I’m excited to play with faster, stronger, high-level players so that I can also develop my game.

“I know that MCHC is looking to keep building and I am excited to be aboard. Hopefully, it’s fun and overall, a great experience.”

What can the coaching staff expect to see out of Allen in 2020-21?

“I feel that as a defenseman, I see the game well and can set up the forwards for golden opportunities,” Allen said.

Looking to the future, Allen noted that his goals are to develop his hockey skills and to play NCAA Division I hockey and pro hockey.