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Mustangs add former player Bobko, now a WJC vet Junior Hockey News

Published: Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016  
By: Jon McBride

Help is on the way.

With a lineup that’s been depleted with injuries as of late, the Ogden Mustangs are excited to announce the return of Ilya Bobko to the team prior to the Feb. 10 roster movement deadline.

Bobko elected to start this season in his native Belarus, which turned out to be a great decision for him as he was selected to play on the national U20 team in the World Junior Championships during December and January. He competed against NHL-drafted players from the hosts and eventual gold medalists, Finland, as well as others from Russia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Bobko finished last season with 13 goals and 21 assists. Nearly half of his goals (six) came on the powerplay, where he led the team in that category. He started off the season with just two points in his first 12 games, but then caught fire, racking up 22 points in his next 23 games. Bobko’s biggest single-game point total came in a key matchup on the road in Boulder late in the season. He scored one goal and added three assists in an 8-5 victory over a hungry Colorado RoughRider team. Born in 1996, Bobko still has this and another year of junior hockey eligibility remaining.

The Mustangs are expecting Bobko to pick right up where he left off and should be an immediate contributor.

He won’t get to Ogden in time for this weekend’s games, but there is still plenty excitement surrounding the 2nd Annual Ogden Mustangs Hockey-Thon:

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