SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of big wins propelled the Ogden Mustangs into a solid second place in the Western States Hockey League Northwest Conference as they beat in-state rival Salt Lake Moose 8-1, 5-2 over the weekend.
On Friday night Ogden nabbed two power-play scores as local favorite Kody Rodriguez lit up the scoreboard with four goals and Tyler Fallica stopped 23 shots in a big 8-1 Mustangs win.
Ogden forward Dusty Watt contributed three points with a pair of goals and an assist while Joe Hewitt and Christian Kraus each logged two points on a combined goal and three assists.
Relief goalie Brenden Tidman also stopped 17 shots in the Mustangs win.
It was all Ogden on Saturday again as consecutive goals from Watt, Erik Fischer, Sean Haltam and Olle Vennstrom gave the Mustangs an early 4-0, first period lead that, despite a pair of late goals from the Moose, saw them through to the final horn.
Fischer, Vennstrom and Haltam each logged a pair of points in the win tallying a goal and assist apiece.
Fallica picked up his fourth win of the season in-goal for the Mustangs stopping 31-of-33 shots while Salt Lake’s Dan Wenner and Talon Miller combined to stop 25 shots in the loss for the Moose.
Ogden (7-5-1-1) faces a three-game road stretch against the Boulder Bison this weekend before returning home for another three-game stint with the Seattle Jr. Totems opening on Nov. 9.