The Ogden Mustangs have another local signing for this coming season in two-way forward Nick Garza.
Garza is from Kaysville, Utah and played four seasons for Viewmont High School, winning two Utah State Championships. He captained the Vikings during his senior season, 2016-17, where he was teammates with fellow Mustang Diego Contreras and was third in team scoring with 28 points in 17 games. He played for the Park City Ice Miners program the following season.
“I’ve known a lot of Mustang players growing up, and I’ve been to a lot of games,” Garza said. “I’ve been considering playing for the Mustangs the past couple years. It’s a great organization, and I have high expectations for this year. It should be a good group of guys, and I’m looking forward to us getting better and better day-by-day”
Garza stands at 6-feet-1-inch and 185-pounds. He describes himself as playmaking forward who can play physical. He also has experience on defense. Born in 1999, this will be his final season of junior hockey eligibility.
Garza continues a trend of local players gravitating to the Mustangs as of late. Last season the Mustangs had four players from the state of Utah in Ammon Anderson, Diego Contreras, Anders Johnson and Cannon Rogers. That’s the most a single Mustangs team has had in franchise history. So far this season, Garza joins Christian Phinney as two local products on the team, with more to come.