Rampinelli returns for season No. 2 in Ogden
The Ogden Mustangs have Rhett Rampinelli back for the 2018-19 season.
Rampinelli is coming off of an 83-point season with the Mustangs. That was good for the fourth-most points on last season’s squad. With his former linemates Matus Spodniak and Jacob Laurin, the No. 1 and 2 scorers, moved on, along with Ross Bartlett, the No. 3 scorer, Ramplinelli is the returning player with the most points registered last season.
Mustangs head coach Jake Laime said he expects Rampinelli along with the other returners to step up this season with more offensive production collectively. It will have to be a team effort as they’ll have some big shoes to fill. Spodniak, Laurin and Bartlett combined for an unbelievable 400 points last season.
Rampinelli’s up to the challenge, with his eyes set firmly on what he and the team just barely missed out on last season.
“I’m looking forward to another successful season in Ogden and winning the Thorne Cup on home ice,” Rampinelli said. “Our team is young, but each day getting better, and learning the systems. We have a good core group that I’m excited to win with.”
Born in 1998, Rampinelli enters his final season of junior hockey eligibility. At 5-feet-11-inches and 185 pounds, he’s a puck possession playmaker with a high hockey IQ. From Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Rampinelli was formerly coached in his home state 10+ years ago by Laime.
Rampinelli will wear No. 13 this season, a change from No. 47 this season.