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.
The Olds & District Chamber of Commerce has its first event of 2019 next week with the Chamber Appreciation Open House. It will be held at the Chamber office on Wednesday, January 23rd from 9am through until 7pm.
Kobi Chant is a 16 year old grade 11 student at Olds High School who will be competing in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Chant has been skating since he was 3 years old in CanSkate and has been competitive ice dancing for the past 5 years.
A total of 48 communities coast to coast get a visit from the MNP Torch Relay prior to the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in just a few weeks. The stop in Olds will be on Thursday, January 31st with the town incorporating all 19 of the CWG sports that day. The Torch Ceremony is slated for 5 until 5:15pm at the SportsComplex.
The A-event final of 25th annual edition of the Didsbury Farm & Ranch Bonspiel came down to a measurement on the last rock to decide the winner and in the end Kurt Jorsvik's rink prevailed 5-4 over Ed Wicks.
Sundre RCMP are seeking information from the public to help identify a pair of suspects who were captured on security footage as they stole several thousand dollars worth of high end power tools from a hardware store located just west of town.
Mountain View County council made a motion during the Wednesday, January 9th meeting to send a letter to the provincial Environment Minister asking that the public town hall forums regarding the Bighorn Country proposal be rescheduled to ensure proper public consultation.