OGDEN -- Although the Ogden Mustangs hope to be stingy on the ice, they will be in a generous mood away from the game.
The Mustangs have teamed up with the Northern Utah chapter of the American Red Cross for two of the Mustangs' December games.
For tonight's and Saturday's games against the Idaho Junior Steelheads at The Ice Sheet, the Mustangs will donate half of all ticket proceeds to the American Red Cross.
"We are huge proponents of the Red Cross," said Lori Miller, owner of the Ogden Mustangs. "We are truly delighted to be given the opportunity to help an organization that helps so many."
Saturday, the Mustangs have invited Grizzbee from the Utah Grizzlies, Leo the Lion from Real Salt Lake and Torch from the Utah Blaze to the game, as well as another jolly holiday character.
The Mustangs (3-17-1) will be battling with one of the Western States Hockey League's best in the Junior Steelheads (16-2-2).
In three meetings so far this season, the Mustangs have yet to beat the Junior Steelheads, but coach Devin Firl believes now is the time.
"They are one of the best teams in the league," Firl said. "We can play with them, and we can certainly beat them. We owe it to our fans to get a big win on home ice."
The Mustangs will look to improve their record and gain some momentum this weekend at home after playing 12 straight games on the road.
"It will be nice to play in front of the home crowd this weekend," Firl said. "It's something we haven't been able to do for a while."
The puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. both nights at The Ice Sheet. Tickets can be purchased at the door on game day or online at ogdenmustangs.com or weberstatetickets.com.