Ogden Mustangs sweep three games against Seattle

Monday , February 17, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Jon McBride, Standard-Examiner Correspondent

The Ogden Mustangs won three important games over the weekend, making up some ground in the Western States Hockey League playoff push.

The Mustangs defeated the Seattle Totems 7-1 on Friday, 6-3 on Saturday and 8-4 on Sunday.

The Mustangs still sit third in the Northwest Division of the WSHL, with just six games remaining in the regular season schedule. They are three points behind Salt Lake for second place and have played three fewer games.

This last series of games served as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Mustangs sold T-shirts autographed by USA women’s hockey Olympian Brianna Decker, sister of Mustangs forward Brody Decker on Friday. They then sold special edition Finish the Fight T-shirts Saturday night which listed the names of members of the Ogden community who’ve battled or are currently battling cancer. Other donations were also received. In total, the Mustangs raised more than $2,000 for the ACS.

Now the Mustangs hit the road for three divisional games in Medford, Ore., against the No. 6 Southern Oregon Spartans this weekend. Then Feb. 28 and March 1 they’ll face the No. 1 Idaho Jr. Steelheads in McCall, Idaho. To wrap up the regular season schedule, the Mustangs will host the Steelheads for a single game March 8 at The Ice Sheet. After that point, the playoff matchups will be set.

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