The Ogden Mustangs have signed Tymen Edelkoort III who will be in the lineup this weekend when the Casper Coyotes come to town for three games.
Edelkoort comes to the Mustangs after starting the season with the Drayton Valley Thunder in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He played the last three seasons in the Western States Hockey League. Last season he starred for the El Paso Rhinos, putting up some incredible numbers, including a 1.88 goals against average and .936 save percentage. He played the two previous seasons with the Southern Oregon Spartans.
“I feel very fortunate to be in Ogden, on a team with a serious shot at winning the Thorne Cup,” Edelkoort said. “Playing in El Paso last year is going to make lifting the cup on their ice even sweeter.”
The Thorne Cup Finals will be played in El Paso this season, with the Rhinos as the host team.
“It sure would be nice to finish of my junior career with a championship,” Edelkoort said. “That’s the only thing I’m missing.”
Born in 1997, this is Edelkoort’s final season of junior hockey eligibility. At 5-feet-11-inches and 174 pounds, he describes his goaltending style simply as “I like to stop the puck”. Edelkoort is from Smithville, Ontario, Canada.
Edelkoort did his research before making the decision to join the Mustangs.
“All the homework I’ve done on this place has really impressed me,” Edelkoort said. “I like that this team does a good job putting the puck in the net, and for the most part seem to keep it out well. I went through the team’s social media and loved seeing how packed the rink is every night. The facilities and bus look awesome. The thing that probably surprised me the most was that the town of Ogden itself looked really cool. I mean, for a guy like me who grew up nowhere near hills, let alone mountains, the scenery really blew me away.”
Take a look at this season’s updated Ogden Mustangs roster, Edelkoort will wear No. 41, a departure from his usual No. 1.
“Hey, as long as there’s a Mustang on the front of my jersey,” Edelkoort said, “I don’t care what number I have on the back.”