OGDEN -- The two-game series with the Idaho Junior Steelheads went against the Mustangs, but Ogden's WSHL team emerged as a strong challenger to the league front-runner.
Ogden fell to the Steelheads 6-4 on Saturday night at the Weber County Sports Complex, with the contest tight through 60 minutes of action.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Jan Blasko at 16:37 of the second period.
Blasko was all over the ice for the Steelheads (16-1-0), as he tallied two goals in the win.
Idaho put up a strong defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Ogden to score on any of its four power plays.
Still, the Mustangs (12-5-2) did find the netagainst the stingy Steelheads, who average allowing just 1.6 goals per game.
The Steelheads also got two goals from Philip Wong, and one each from Randy Patzner and Victor Carlsson.
Ogden was helped by Schuyler Seyfert, who scored his lone goal 6:12 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Idaho. Martin Hallin provided the assist.
Craig Moore also scored for Ogden Mustangs. More assists for Ogden Mustangs came via David Clements, Dusty Watt, and Brody Decker, who contributed one a piece and Simon Teodorsson and Sean Haltam, who each chipped in two.
The Steelheads' Danny Kowalski stopped 21 shots of the 25 that he faced. Connor Webb recorded 23 saves for Ogden Mustangs.
Friday, Ogden fell to the Steelheads 4-2.
"Overall, I don't think we played a bad game," Mustangs coach Jake Laime said after Friday's loss. "We had scoring opportunities that didn't go our way, and in the third period I think we finally countered that pressure, and got the better of that period, but we just fell short."
The Mustangs now have a short break in action before returning to host the Missoula Maulers on Dec. 6-7-8 at the Weber County Sports Complex.