OGDEN — The Ogden Mustangs are hosting their first Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Night on Saturday.
The Mustangs will be offering $2 tickets to military personnel and their families for all three games this weekend at the Ice Sheet on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. The main festivities, however, will take place on Saturday.
The Mustangs will be wearing commemorative camouflage jerseys during the night of the 10th, which will be auctioned off to fans during the game. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Team Hill’s Operation Warm Heart.
Operation Warm Heart was established in 2005 to ensure that Airmen (military, civilian and contractors) have a resource to help prevent financial failure. The volunteer based organization, raises money for the program to assist families in need of emergency financial aid. Warm Heart also donates gift certificates as well as hams and turkeys to Hill AFB Airmen during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
In addition, the Mustangs are also welcoming the Hill Air Force Base Color Guard to present the singing of the national anthem. Saturday will also feature the Mustangs “Hero of the Game” presentation, in which, the Mustangs will honor a member of our armed services during the first intermission.
“We are thrilled to be in a position to honor the men and women who serve our country,” said head coach Jake Laime. “It is a real privilege for us as a team and an organization as a whole.”
During the weekend, the Mustangs (9-6-1-1) will be facing off against Western States Hockey League newcomers the Seattle Jr. Totems (4-8-1). Both teams are looking to be top contenders in the WSHL’ Northwest Division this season.
“The Totems are a good team,” said Laime “It will be a great weekend all-around.”
To purchase your tickets in advance please contact the Mustangs front office at (661) 431-3710. A complete schedule can be found here.