The Ogden Mustangs have made a number of roster moves as the regular season continues to wind down and the Western States Hockey League playoffs approach.
With the Mustangs hosting the Thorne Cup Finals in Ogden this season, the team is looking to fine tune the roster for their best possible shot at their first league title.
Stephon Perreault, Lukas Radina and Alex Engan are the three newcomers who’ll join the Mustangs this week.
Perreault (pronounce Pur-roe) is a 5-foot-9-inch, 178-pound defenseman from Denver, Colo. Born in 1998, he’s an experienced player with a lot of leadership experience and a “C” on his jersey. He describes himself as a 200-foot defenseman who can play a gritty game in his own zone and loves to join the rush and chip in offensively.
“I’m really excited to be joining this program,” Perrault said. “There’s a rich winning tradition, the fans are awesome and the town is beautiful. The expectation is to win a championship, and I hope I can help to get us there.”
Perrault has played more than 170 games of Canadian junior hockey in the KIJHL, MJHL and SJHL. He was most recently with the Dauphin Kings in the MJHL.
Radina is a 5-foot-10-inch, 185-pound forward from Horazdovice, Czech Republic. He comes to the Mustangs from the Northern Colorado Eagles, where he was picked up just before the Western States Shootout. Last season he played for Honeybaked U18 in the HPHL.
“I am excited about becoming a Mustang,” Radina said. “I heard it’s a great organization and Ogden is a great area.”
Radina describes himself as a quick playmaker with a good shot. His speed and skill should fit in well with the Mustangs’ offense.
Engan is a 5-foot-10-inch 185-pound forward from Wasila, Alaska. He comes to the Mustangs from the Kerry Park Islanders in the VIJHL where he’s racked up 20 points in 27 games as an 18 year old.
Engan is a power forward who plays hard and can finish in the dirty areas.
While the Mustangs have three players coming in, they have two players leaving the team.
Defenseman Samuel Sabos has been traded from the Mustangs to the Valencia Flyers.
Zeke Zeier, who initially was set for a return to the Mustangs after a season and a half in the NAHL, has had season-ending knee surgery and will not be joining the Mustangs.