The Ogden Mustangs continued their historic run this season with 9-1, 13-2 and 13-5 wins last weekend on the road against the Casper Bobcats.
The Mustangs have now won 13 games in a row, their second-longest winning streak this season after starting the campaign with 18 straight wins. At 32-1-1 this season, the Mustangs’ lone losses remain a couple tight ones in Oklahoma City in November. The Mustangs are still in first place in the Western States Hockey League, 19 points ahead of the second place team.
Mustang second-year forward Rhett Rampinelli continues to lead the team in scoring and is now tied for the WSHL scoring lead with 38 goals and 46 goals this season, for a total of 84 points. He had three goals and seven assists last weekend.
It was Lukas Vacin who led the charge last weekend, however, with one more point than Rampinelli, racking up seven goals and 4 assists, including a first-period hat trick in Saturday’s game. Vacin is on a remarkable goal-scoring run, with at least two goals in four consecutive games and in five of his last six games.
Bang. Bang. Vacin gets his 2nd goal of the game off a sweet one-timer, set up by Bartell. It’s 7-1. It’s Vacin’s 7th multi-goal game this season and his 3rd in his last 4 games. He now has 24 goals this season. Third most on the team. #OMHockey pic.twitter.com/NI8D5AUuGh
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) January 12, 2019
Mustangs offensive leaders last weekend:
Vacin – 7 goals, 4 assists
Rampinelli – 3 goals, 7 assists
Ammon Anderson – 5 goals,
Ian Currie – 3 goals, 5 assists
Lukas Kucera – 1 goal, 6 assists
Shane Gilbert – 2 goals, 4 assists
Bryson Bartell – 1 goal, 5 assists
Matej Krejsa – 5 assists
Oliver Wieringa – 2 goals, 2 assists
Both Ethan McKinley, Anders Johnson, Oliver Wieringa and Samuel Sabos each had two-goal performances in different games last weekend. They were the first two-goal games this season for each player.
With the Mustangs scoring 13 goals in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s games, they have now reached 13 goals four times this season, but have not scored more than 13 in a game yet.
In goal, Ogandzhanyan, Hough and Neverve each saw playing time last weekend.
Next up, the Mustangs have a one-off with the Utah Outliers this Saturday. With a regulation win, the Mustangs will hit 100 points on the season. The Mustangs are 4-0 against the Outliers this season. After Saturday’s game, they’ll still play four more.
For even more of a deep dive into last weekend’s series and an in-depth look ahead to this weekend, be sure to join us at the debut of our Ogden Mustangs Coach’s Corner, Wednesday night at Wing Nutz.