Mackenzie Grafton, Earl Webb
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Mustangs looked to remain hot on the week following Remembrance Day; the team was riding a season high four-game win streak coming into the start of a three-game stretch with each game being against an in-division opponent. The Oilers sat only one game ahead of the Mustangs prior to Tuesday’s evening game, but pulled three points ahead after the 2-1 overtime win.
Daniel Rybarik netted the lone second period goal for the Mustangs, tying the game at 1-1 44 seconds into the second period, and he now has four goals over his last three games. Rybarik, a Calgary native, leads the team in goals at 10. The next goal in the game would not come until 25 seconds left in overtime, when Oilers forward Austin Wong scored the winning goal on former Oilers goalie Ben Howard. Howard's great performance in net was not enough, as he stopped 24 of 26 Okotoks shots in the loss. While a win would have evened the Mustangs with the Oilers in the standings, Calgary secured a single-point with the overtime loss to keep the division tight.
The Mustangs went 0 for 6 on the power play and have not scored a goal on the man advantage dating back to their November 3rd game versus the Olds Grizzlys. The Mustangs have been getting some good looks on the power play but just can’t find the back of the net; injuries have been tough on the Mustangs as they sit in second-last place in the AJHL on the man advantage at 11.9 percent this season.
The Mustangs look to continue their point streak Friday night when they head up to Encana Arena to face the Camrose Kodiaks, a team sitting one point shy of the Mustangs. Calgary will look to deliver a second straight loss to the Kodiaks, who are coming off a six-day rest between games. The 7:00 pm matchup will mark the first of two games in a week between the clubs, as they are set to face off the following Thursday back at Father David Bauer.
Calgary returns home Sunday the 18th for a game against the visiting and struggling Olds Grizzlys; although Olds sit only one place back in the standings, a possible 16 points separate themselves from the Mustangs heading into Sundays matchup. The puck drops at 2:30 PM, with special guest welcomes from the Simons Valley Hockey Association and promotional events from Buffalo Wild Wings!
Photo Credits to Chad Goddard Photography
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