The Mountain View Colts tied the HJHL Final at 2-2 with a thrilling double overtime victory on Saturday night in Didsbury!
The Mountain View Colts evened up the Heritage Junior Hockey League final at two games apiece on Saturday night, thanks to a thrilling 4-3 win in double overtime.
Ryan Klinck opened the scoring in the first period, scoring at the 6:48 mark on a nice feed from Clinton Armitage. Before the first was over though, the Cochrane Generals would tie things up thanks a goal from their leading scorer, Chad Harrison.
The Colts would go up 3-1 in the second period after goals from Cole Sutherland and Mitch Visser but before the period was out, Cochrane would get one from Corey Goeson to make it a 3-2 score through 40 minutes.
Early in the third period, Harrison converted on a powerplay chance for Cochrane, tying things at 3-3. The Generals out-shot the Colts 15-4 in the third but Thomas Della Siega made some key saves down to the stretch to force overtime.
After an extra ten minutes solved nothing, a second overtime was needed. Just 2:05 into the fifth period, a loose puck found Ryan Klinck in the slot and the Olds product made no mistake, burying his 8th of the postseason to give the Colts the win. Klinck says the winning goal was the product of some hard work in the offensive zone.
The game also featured another stellar performance from netminder Thomas Della Siega. The 19-year-old stopped 35 of 38 shots that came his way, including some big saves in the overtime periods. Della Siega says going into extra time, the team remained focused.
The series now shifts to Cochrane for game five. The Generals have been almost unbeatable on their home ice, losing just one game in Cochrane all season, an overtime loss to the Colts. Della Siega says the plan for game five is to keep momentum rolling.
Game five is set for Tuesday night from the Spray Lakes Sawmill Family Recreational Complex in Cochrane. 96.5 CKFM will have live coverage of the game, starting with the pre-game show at 7:55 pm. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 pm.