Heritage Junior Hockey League action on Wednesday, October 25th in Didsbury saw the Mountain View Colts dominate Airdrie 5-1. As heard on 96.5 CKFM, the Colts rose to the challenge and handed the Thunder just their second loss in regulation time this season.
That is what it sounded like on 96.5 CKFM on Wednesday, October 25th as the Mountainview Colts became just the second team this season to beat the Airdrie Thunder in regulation time (Cochrane won 5-3 in Airdrie on September 29th).
19 year old blueliner Spencer Dowd from Newton, Ontario had a pair of power play goals - including one on a second period 5 on 3 - to lead the Colts to a dominant 5-1 victory at the Didsbury Memorial Complex..
17 year old goaltender Ethan Woodward from Calgary made 36 saves in net. He felt the Colts took charge of the game after falling behind 1 to nothing just over 5 minutes into the first period when 20 year old forward Kristopher LeClair from Airdrie scored for the Thunder.
Colts 20 year old Captain Colton Anderson from Olds says they were able to frustrate Airdrie's offense.
Anderson had a pair of assists in Mountainview's win, while 17 year old defenceman Laine Rothenbusch from Didsbury and 18 year old forward Kale Wright from Innisfail both netted their first HJHL goals. 20 year old forward Quintin Thorburn from Olds also scored for the Colts.
The Colts were 2 for 9 with the man advantage and they killed off all 7 of Airdrie's power play chances.
Mountainview's record is now 6-3-1. The Thunder drop to 8-2-2. The Colts had a 38-37 edge in shots.
Next up for the Colts is another home game. On Friday, October 27th they will take on the Okotoks Bisons at 7pm.
The next 96.5 CKFM broadcast of Colts hockey is coming up on Wednesday, November 8th when the Cochrane Generals visit the DMC at 8pm.
Hear 96.5 CKFM's post-game conversation with Colts Captain Colton Anderson.
Listen to more CKFM audio from afterwards with Colts Goalie Ethan Woodward.
Brian Burke from the Calgary Flames and Craig MacTavish from the Edmonton Oilers will provide the hotstove lounge entertainment in Olds on February 2nd. They are the special guest speakers for the upcoming Hockey Alberta Foundation's Every Kid Every Community event at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. Mike Pieper, President of the Olds Minor Hockey Association, says they will also have a great selection of silent auction items. The tickets to the event cost $50 dollars each and they are available online from the Olds Minor Hockey website or the Hockey Alberta website.
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