The Ogden Mustangs have another signing for this coming season in puck-moving defenseman Christian Phinney.
Phinney calls Draper, Utah home and played for the Utah Junior Grizzlies growing up. He spent the past two seasons playing for the Wenatchee Wolves program in the NAPHL 18U.
“I’m very excited to join the Mustangs,” Phinney said. “I saw the team play this past season and was very impressed. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Phinney stands at 6-feet and 180-pounds. He describes himself as primarily a defensive defenseman, who’s solid in his own end, but has the ability to move the puck up the ice quickly. Born in 2000, he still has two seasons of junior hockey eligibility remaining.
Phinney 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.