OGDEN -- A 3-1 win over the visiting Park City Junior Moose was all it took for the Mustangs to lasso a seat in the Western States Hockey League postseason after a roller coaster inaugural season.
With six regular season games left Ogden's junior hockey team now has piece of mind that those won't be their last.
"The boys deserve it and they've earned it," Coach Joe Pfleegor said. "Not only did the boys fight hard to get to this point but if you look at the owners and what they've done for Ogden, it's incredible."
After a less-than-stellar first half to the season, the Mustangs released head coach Devin Firl and promoted Pfleegor. A surprising performance in Las Vegas during the WSHL Shootout in early December jumpstarted the Mustangs who won five straight in late January putting themselves in a position to nab a spot in the postseason.
Alex Glockner anchored Ogden's defense on Friday night turning away 30 Park City shots and picking up his tenth win of the season while Greg Gross, Kody Rodriguez and Devon Detillieux all found the net for the Mustangs.
Hundreds of teddy bears flooded the ice after Gross scored Ogden's first goal, a tradition that's gaining steam among hockey faithful.
"There were definitely a lot more teddy bears than I thought there would be," Gross said of the stuffed toys that will be donated to Toys for Tots. "It was really good to see the fans get that into it."
Tonight's outdoor game against Park City in Midway was canceled due to the weather and is in the process of being rescheduled for early March.