The Ogden Mustangs continue to fine tune their roster as they’ve added former NAHL goaltender Owen Zdunski and local 16 year old Diego Contreras.
Zdunski (pronounced ZUH-DUN-SKEE) is a 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound goaltender from Brentwood, Tenn. Born in 1998, this is his final season of junior hockey eligibility. He’s been well-traveled in his junior hockey career, having played for both Janesville and Chippewa in the NAHL this season. Last season, he spent time in the NAHL, EHL and the NCDC. He describes himself as a solid, technical goaltender. He’ll wear No. 41.
“I’m very excited to join a successful team and look forward to working together to win a championship,” Zdunski said.
Contreras is a 5-foot-9-inch, 146-pound forward from Layton, Utah. Born in 2002, he still have four seasons of junior hockey eligibility ahead of him. He played last season at the Tahoe Hockey Academy. He was teammates there with current Mustang Shane Gilbert. He describes himself as a playmaker and distributor of the puck. He’ll wear No. 17.
“I’m excited to be here and get better, surrounded by a great core of hockey players,” Contreras said. “Being the youngest, I feel like playing here will really help me develop for my future.”
Both players are with the team currently as they prepare to take on the Casper Bobcats on the road this weekend.
With another year of AAA eligibility, goaltender Ethan Racz has left the Mustangs for the New Jersey Titans NAPHL 18’s, where he’ll see more ice time and have a better opportunity to develop. The Mustangs wish him all the best.