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WEEKEND PREVIEW: Mustangs enter final weekend of AJHL regular season with plenty to play for
Posted March 2nd, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Photo credits to Chad Goddard Photography

 

Mackenzie Grafton

Calgary, AB – The final weekend of the 2018-2019 AJHL season is here and the Mustangs look to finish strong
heading into the playoffs.

CALGARY MUSTANGS

28-21-9
Powerplay: 13.26% (13th) Penalty Kill: 75.23% (15th)
Last 5 Games: 2-1-2

Currently, the Mustangs sit in fifth in the south division but look to climb into fourth to hold
home ice in round one in the 2019 Inter Pipeline Cup Playoffs. The Mustangs are likely to face
the Camrose Kodiaks in round one, who sit three points ahead in the standings. The Mustangs
will hit the road for their final two games of the season with a cross-town matchup with the
Calgary Canucks before heading to Drumheller for an afternoon date with the Dragons.


Player to Watch: Joel Krahenbil is on a goal-scoring streak of three games, and five points in his
last five games. The 6’2 forward has three points in three games when playing the Canucks and
has 20 points in 48 games this season.

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March 1, 2019 @ Calgary Canucks

9-48-2
Powerplay: 13.26% (11th) Penalty Kill: 71.11% (16th)
Last 5 Games: 0-5
Season Series vs the Mustangs:0-5

Last game between the Canucks and the Mustangs for these two cross-town rivals for this
season. The Canucks would like to snag a win as they have lost their last six games and have not
to beat the Mustangs in four matchups against the Mustangs this season. Last game between
these two teams took place on Feb. 4, resulting in a 4-2 win for the Mustangs.

Player to Watch: Nic Herringer is coming off a four-point game against the Canmore Eagles and
leads his team with 33 points in 59 games this season. The Canucks forward has two points in
four games this season against the Calgary Mustangs.

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March 3, 2019 @ Drumheller Dragons

35-19-4
Powerplay: 21.20% (4th) Penalty Kill: 84.64% (5th)
Last 5 Games: 3-2
Season Series vs the Mustangs: 3-2

The second matchup between the Dragons and the Mustangs, as they previously squared off on
Tuesday, Feb. 26. at Father David Bauer, the Mustangs won that game 5-2. The Dragons do
hold the edge this season in total matchups with the Mustangs, leading the season series 3-2.
The Dragons will make a stop in Old’s on Saturday, March 2, before heading back home to host
the Mustangs.

Player to Watch: Derrick Budz extended his point streak to seven games in the last weeks
matchup with the Mustangs. The forward from Yorkton, Saskatchewan has 21 goals and 40
points in 58 games this season.

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