PARK CITY — When you want to take a break for the Sundance Film Festival stargazing, you catch some high-quality hockey this weekend.
The Park City Jr. Moose (4-26-1) will host the Ogden Mustangs (6-22-3) for a two-game series this Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Park City Ice Arena.
Park City won the first battle between the two teams 5-4 in a shootout at the Ice Sheet on Dec. 9. Since then, the Mustangs have shuffled their coaching staff and Park City has added six players so the weekend could prove intriguing for the two struggling squads.
Fundraiser for victims of the recent shooting of several police officers.
For the Mustangs’ next home game — Friday, Jan. 27 against Dallas, all non-VIP tickets proceeds will be donated to the families of the officers involved in the shooting, according the a team press release.
“It’s a real tragedy when something like this happens in your community,” said Mustangs head coach Joe Pfleegor. “It affects everyone, and I’m glad our team has the opportunity to help in some way.”
The tickets cost $6. The Mustangs will also have silent auction items up for bid throughout the game, including commemorative game-worn jerseys. All auction proceeds will also be donated to the officers’ families.
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OGDEN — The Weber State men’s hockey club are playing in the Gold Rush Showcase this week in San Jose, Calif.
The Wildcats (6-15) play Cal-State Fullerton (8-11) on Thursday at 2 p.m. (all game times are MT). They take on the West’s No. 1 ranked team, Arizona State (20-1-1) on Friday at 2 p.m., before facing seventh-ranked San Diego State (12-10) Saturday at 10:45 p.m.
The final game of the tournament on Sunday features the Wildcats against host team, ninth-ranked San Jose State (12-8). That game will be steamed live here at 4:15 p.m.
The club had its best outing against Utah State, the West’s No. 2 ranked team, but still came up short 10-4 in a Saturday night game in Logan.
The Wildcats (6-15), again playing with a short bench, held the game close with a 3-2 score until midway through the second period when the Aggies’ Cooper Limb scored a power play goal as Utah State (24-1-1) started to pull away.
Freshman defenseman Phil Jennrich was credited with a playmaker (three assists) in the loss. Chris Roberts scored two of Weber State’s goals with Tommi Champi and Josh Guidice scoring the others. Senior goalie Jonas Torgersen stopped 66 of Utah State’s 76 shots. This was the third meeting this season for the two teams. Utah State has won all three.