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WEEKEND PREVIEW: Mustangs head into enemy territory for some tough weekend action
Posted November 30th, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

Photo credits to Chad Goddard Photography

 

Mackenzie Grafton

Calgary, AB – Calgary looks to continue their winning ways this weekend against some stiff competition.

CALGARY MUSTANGS

13-9-5
Powerplay: 14.52% (13th)            Penalty Kill: 81.25% (11th)
Last 5 Games: 3-1-1

The Mustangs are coming off a nail biter 4-3 win over the Brooks Bandits on Tuesday and now hit the road for a 2-game road trip. The Mustangs head to Brooks on Friday and then on Sunday head into Canmore for a matinee date with the Eagles. The Mustangs went 3-0-1 in their 4 game homestand this past week.

Player to Watch: Kris Bladen, who was just recently acquired in a trade with the Spruce Grove Saints earlier this week is someone you should keep an eye on as he tries and make an impact for his new team. Bladen has 1 goal and 6 assists this season in 20 Games played.

 

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Upcoming Games

 

Fri, Nov. 30 @ Brooks Bandits

24-3-0
Powerplay: 29.55% (1st)            Penalty Kill: 85.34% (4th)
Last 5 Games: 4-1
Season Series: 1-1 vs the Mustangs

This will be the second meeting between these two teams in under a week; coming into Tuesday’s game the Bandits were rolling on a 10-game win streak. The Bandits are a perfect 12-0-0 this season at the Centennial Regional Arena.

Player to Watch: Rookie Jakob Lee has 3 points in his last two games, the Bandits Forward had a goal and an assist in Tuesdays Meeting with the Mustangs.

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Sun, Dec. 2 @ Canmore Eagles

14-10-3
Powerplay: 26.54% (2nd)            Penalty Kill: 78.88% (14th)
Last 5 Games: 3-2
Season Series: 1-2 vs the Mustangs

Canmore is coming off a 7-4 loss to the Whitecourt Wolverines, previously to that the Eagles were on a 3-game winning streak. This is the 3rd meeting between Canmore and Calgary, the two teams last met on Nov. 6 in Canmore, which saw the Mustangs win 6-3.

Player to Watch: Eagles Captain Colton Young, who has points in his last 4 games; Young also leads his team in scoring this season with 32 points and tied for 6th in the AJHL. In 3 games against the Mustangs this season, Young has 4 points.

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Tue, Dec.4 vs. Brooks Bandits

24-3-0
Powerplay: 29.55% (1st)            Penalty Kill: 85.34% (4th)
Last 5 Games: 4-1
Season Series: 1-1 vs the Mustangs

After Friday night’s game hosting the Mustangs, the Bandits get 3 days off before heading down to Calgary and by the end of the week, these 2 teams will probably be sick of each other, as this will be the 3rd meeting in 7 days.

Player to Watch: Leading the Bandits in scoring is Forward William Lemay with 34 points and tied for 4th in league scoring. The 19-year-old had 1 helper in Tuesday's game and has 2 points against the Mustangs this season.

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