OGDEN -- Break out the brooms 'cause the Mustangs are cleaning up.
Ogden picked up their fifth-straight win and swept the Dallas Snipers over the weekend with 5-3, 8-4 and 4-3 decisions.
With 10 games left in the season the wins put the Mustangs well ahead of last place Park City in the division chase and provides a full head of steam as Ogden looks to postseason play.
"The boys are starting to come together and play as a team," Ogden coach Joe Pfleegor said. "We're really stepping away from Park City and that was the only team that could catch us for a playoff run. Our sites now are set on Cheyenne who's in third place and realistically we've put ourselves in a position to catch them."
On Friday team scoring leader and Syracuse native Dax Hobbs stole the show with a hat trick and an assist that helped lift Ogden 5-3 over the Snipers during Ogden Police Department night at the Weber County Ice Sheet.
Friday's attendance was the biggest of the season and proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction went to the families and officers affected by a fatal shooting on Jan. 4 in Ogden.
The team's second-highest scorer Kody Rodriquez added a pair of goals and Greg Gross -- an early January acquisition from the Orangeville Americans - notched two assists.
Ogden goalie Alex Glockner stopped 29 shots and picked up his seventh win of the season.
On Saturday Dallas and Ogden were even through the first period before the Mustangs found their stride midway through the second and exploded with five third-period goals including a trio from Gross.
The Red Deer, Alberta native's breakout game for the Mustangs reinforced the positive impact he's had on the team, a transition Gross says has been smooth.
"This is a great group of guys," he said. "They didn't have the best start to the season but they're way too talented to have the record they have. We've all started clicking and really developing that enthusiasm to win."
Ogden's second goalie Alexis Kiviranta got the nod between the pipes during Saturday's meeting and the 5-foot-8, 155 pound Finland native turned away 21 Dallas shots on his way to a third win.
Czech Republic native Lukas Moudry chipped in two goals and a pair of assists while Hobbs had another big game, this time on the giving end, with his three assists.
"Our chemistry as a team has been so much better and it's showing," Hobbs said. "Everyone's been working really hard and battling in front of the net and it's made a big difference."
Brandon Smith logged two of Dallas' four scores on the night including an unassisted, short-handed goal in the second period.
During Sunday's matinee Ogden continued with their momentum early on after forward Alex Pizzaro put home two first period power-play goals to give Ogden a 2-1 advantage.
Desperately trying to avoid the sweep Dallas battled back with two second period goals resulting from Ogden miscues in the neutral zone that set up one-on-one opportunities for Garrett Allen and Aaron Krominga.
Ogden equalized as Lukas Moudry found his third goal of the series before Longmont, Colo. Native Ryan Valadez netted the go-ahead score with four minutes left in the game.
"I was surprised they left me wide open in front of the net but it was a great opportunity to score and I found the five hole," Valadez said.
Ogden hosts another three-game set with the Boulder Bison next weekend before splitting a two-game series with the Park City Junior Moose on Feb. 10-11.