OGDEN -- A pair of big weekend road wins put the Ogden Mustangs two points out of first place in the Western States Hockey League Northwest Conference as they grabbed a 2-1 series win over the Boulder Bison with a 6-3, 5-4 and 1-6 showing.
Ogden now sits at 7-3-1 on the road (9-6-1-1 overall), looking forward to a division matchup with the Seattle Jr. Totems this weekend.
On Friday, Boulder took an early 1-0 lead on a power-play goal from Duncan Reeves before the Mustangs responded with a flurry of first-period scores from Dusty Watt, Kody Rodriguez and Alex Pizarro.
Boulder got back within one, scoring the only goal of the second period before Watt took over in the third, scoring twice (one on an empty net) and lifting the Mustangs to a 6-3 win despite being outshot 57-44 on the night.
Watt's hat trick gave him three points, and Rodriquez grabbed a pair of points with a goal and assist.
Ogden goalie Tyler Fallica moved to 4-1 on the year as he stopped 54 shots on Friday night.
Fallica came up big again on Saturday stopping 47 Boulder shots (including four consecutive shootout attempts) as the Mustangs logged a 5-4 shootout win.
Four different Mustangs scored in a game that Boulder looked like it would dominate after jumping out to a 3-1 first-period lead.
Ogden countered with a 4-1 run on goals from Pizarro, Bobby Chamberlain, Schuyler Seyfert and Anthony Arbulu that tied the game and sent it to overtime.
After a pair of scoreless overtime periods, Rodriguez and Christian Kraus buried their shootout opportunities to ice the Mustangs' second win of the series.
Boulder forward Austin Hefter logged a hat trick in the loss, and goalie Austin Miller faced 38 Mustangs shots for the Bison.
Sunday wasn't as kind to the Mustangs, as Boulder took an early 1-0 first period lead followed by a five-goal second period that put the sweep out of reach for Ogden.
Boulder's Ryan Gauthier notched four points on a goal and three assists as Will Neff logged three points on a goal and two assists in the win.
Olle Vennstrom scored Ogden's lone goal and Fallica faced 27 shots on the night.
Ogden will be back in action at the Weber County Ice Sheet this weekend to host the Seattle Jr. Totems for a three-game set starting on Friday at 7:30 p.m.