Photo credits to Chad Goddard Photography
Edmonton, AB – From the MacEwan University website:
Along with previously announced forward recruits Kole Gable (T12th) and Jordan Taupert (T15th), head coach Michael Ringrose announced Tuesday that the Calgary Mustangs' top scorers – Joseph Karpyshyn (18th) and Chase Miller (T21st) – as well Grande Prairie Storm forward Zach Webb (T27th) will also be joining the Griffins next season.
"As a staff, we knew that we needed to replace some of the scoring depth that moved on this year, and we feel like we've done a good job finding players that can step in and contribute right away," said Ringrose. "Now it'll be up to them to make sure they have a good summer and come to camp ready to go."
Karpyshyn led the Mustangs in scoring last season with 27 goals and 63 points in 60 games. The Calgary native also had 27 goals for the Mustangs in 2017-18. All total, he notched 137 points in 182 AJHL games, also playing for Drumheller, Okotoks and Olds earlier in his junior career.
"Joe has great offensive instincts," said Ringrose. "He puts himself in good spots and knows how to finish. He's posted back-to-back 27 goal seasons, which is not an easy thing to do at any level, and plays with pace and an edge. We're excited to add him to the mix."
His Mustangs teammate Miller also had a terrific offensive season in Calgary, posting 23 goals and 61 points in 60 games. That follows a 20-goal season in 2017-18 and brings his AJHL career totals to 116 points in 128 games.
"Chase is another guy that plays with pace and his ability to make plays at high speed really sets him apart," said Ringrose. "He can finish and distribute. We're getting two guys in Chase and Joseph that have played together, it's nice to bonus to have that familiarity."
For the entire article, please click here to follow the link to the Griffins website.
Joe, 20, and Chase, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday on May 21, finish their Mustangs careers sitting 3rd and 4th, respectively, in modern franchise scoring. Chase also tops the charts in career playoff scoring for the modern Mustangs with 10 points in 8 games; Joe appeared in 8 games in the playoffs, scoring 4 goals and adding 1 assist. Both players come from the Calgary Royals Minor Hockey Association, and are natives of Calgary.
On behalf of the Calgary Mustangs staff and players, we'd like to congratulate two of our most iconic forwards in Joe and Chase and wish them and the Griffins all the best of luck moving forward!
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