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2019 AJHL INTER PIPELINE CUP PLAYOFFS PREVIEW - Round 1
Posted March 7th, 2019 @ 12:02 pm

Photo credits to Chad Goddard Photography

 

Mackenzie Grafton

Calgary, AB – The Mustangs do battle with the rival Camrose Kodiaks in a rematch of the 2018 first round.

Calgary Mustangs Vs Camrose Kodiaks Playoff Schedule

Game One.
Thu, Mar. 7, 7:00 PM
Calgary Mustangs @ Camrose Kodiaks: Encana Arena

Game Two.
Fri, Mar. 8, 7:00 PM
Calgary Mustangs @ Camrose Kodiaks: Encana Arena

Game Three.
Sun, Mar. 10, 2:30 PM
Calgary Mustangs Vs Camrose Kodiaks: Father David Bauer Arena

Game Four.*
Mon, Mar. 11, 7:30 PM
Calgary Mustangs Vs Camrose Kodiaks: Father David Bauer Arena

Game Five.*
Wed, Mar. 13, 7:00PM
Calgary Mustangs @ Camrose Kodiaks: Encana Arena

*if necessary

Regular Season Stats

Head to Head Record: 3-3-0

CALGARY MUSTANGS

5th in South: 29-22-9
Powerplay: 13.55% (13th ) Penalty Kill: 78.21% (13th )
Last 5 Games: 3-1-1

Leading Scorer:
Joseph Karpyshyn: GP 60, 27G, 36A, 63P
Goaltending:
Ashton Abel: GP32, 17W, 11L, 4T, 0.909 SV%, 2.88 GAA
Ben Howard: GP28, 12W, 22L, 5T, 0.905 SV%, 313 GAA

CAMROSE KODIAKS

4th in South: 32-21-7
Powerplay: 20.83% (6th ) Penalty Kill: 84.04% (8th )
Last 5 Games: 2-2-1

Leading Scorer:
Kyler Kupka: GP 60, 30G, 41A, 71P
Goaltending:
Griffin Bowerman: GP28, 17W, 8L, 2T, 0.933 SV%, 2.30 GAA
Kyle Dumba: GP12, 6W, 5L, 0T, 0.892 SV%, 4.03 GAA

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The Calgary Mustangs and the Camrose Kodiaks meet again in the playoffs in the second season
in a row, where the Mustangs were swept by the Kodiaks in three games. This season the
Mustangs and Kodiaks spilt the season series, with the Mustangs holding the edge in scoring
21-19 in those six games. The last meeting between these two teams happened on February
10, resulting in a 3-0 win for the Kodiaks.

The Mustangs are coming off their highest point season since 2011-12 (69 Points) and are
heading to the postseason for the second time in two years. Leading the way was ’98 born
Joseph Karpyshyn with 63 points, an AJHL career best for the Mustangs forward. Karpyshyn had
three points in three playoff games with the Mustangs last season. Karpyshyn, along with Chase
Miller, both come into the playoffs riding a five-game point streak. Goaltender Ashton Abel had
2 wins and 3 losses this season against the Kodiaks with a .921 save percentage and 2.83 goals
against average in five games.

The Camrose Kodiaks are heading to the playoffs for the seventh time in the past seven
seasons. In those past seven seasons, the Kodiaks have gone past the first round four times and
then past the second round twice. Forward Kyler Kupka lead the Kodiaks with 71 points, also an
AJHL career high for the ’99 born. Defensemen Zach Vinnell scored four of his fourteen goals
and had six points against the Mustangs this season.

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