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Mustangs opening weekend looking strong through 2 games

September 17th, 2018 @ 12:24 pm

Mackenzie Grafton

Calgary, AB – The 2018-2019 AJHL Season is here and the Mustangs have shown they are ready to get things started. The Mustangs hoped to have a strong start and come running out of the gate after going 3-3-0 in the preseason, and have done so thus far.

“This is an exciting time of year. Everyone is chomping at the bit to get started, full of optimism. We have a good group of men loaded with character,” says Tyler Drader, head coach of the Mustangs on his thoughts going into the new season. “The team has a nice balance of size and speed, youth and experience. Can’t wait to get going, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

The Mustangs got the strong start they were looking for with two big wins on opening weekend, the season opened up on the road with a  5-1 Win against the Olds Grizzlys on Friday September 14th, where Jackson Salt got things going early for the Mustangs with a goal 3 minutes and 7 seconds in. The Mustangs entered the 3rd period with a 2-1 lead and with a strong final frame and goals from Joseph Karpyshyn, Jarret Timmerman, and Liam Freeborn put the final nail in the coffin. Mustangs Goaltender Ashton Abel finished the game with one goal against and save percentage of .973

The home opener was one to remember with a 6-4 win over the visiting Canmore Eagles last night. It was a back and forth affair going into the 3rd period all tied up at 3-3.The Mustangs scored 3 goals in the final frame, only allowing one against for the 6-4 win on big performances from Joseph Karpyshyn with 2 goals and your captain of the Mustangs Brady Barclay with 2 goals and 2 assists. Ben Howard was in net and got the win for the Mustangs.

Calgary is back in action tonight at Father David Bauer Arena at 7:30pm as the Mustangs host their crosstown rivals the Calgary Canucks; you can head to the Mustangs Box office to pick up your tickets on Game Day!

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