A year after celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Mountain View Colts franchise reached new heights by winning the Heritage Junior B Hockey League title for the first time.
As heard on 96.5 CKFM, the Mountain View Colts capped off their championship run through the HJHL playoffs on Wednesday night in Didsbury.
A 4-2 home victory over the Cochrane Generals in Game 6 of the league final allowed them to take home the trophy. The Colts won the best of seven series 4 games to 2.
Mountain View's Head Coach Gord Olsen was relieved his team was able to win the title at the Didsbury Memorial Complex.
Olsen guided his team to the HJHL championship in his 6th year as bench boss for Mountain View.
It was certainly tough to choose just one player, but 19 year old goaltender Thomas Della Siega from Olds was 96.5 CKFM's pick as the Colts playoff MVP.
Della Siega posted a 12-2 record in net during the playoffs with a save percentage of over nine-twenty.
Dennis Lawrence and Mitch Visser scored twenty seconds apart in the first period as the Colts built up a 2-0 lead - and that would hold up until the third period. After Chad Harrison got the Generals on the board early in the third, Cole Sutherland put Mountain View back up by two. Cochrane moved back to within one on a point shot goal by Tyler Kinnon, but Ryan Klink added an insurance marker for the home team.
The 20 year old Sutherland is the team's Captain this season and his goal stood up as the winner in the championship clinching game.
Up next for the Colts is a trip to the Junior B Provincial tournament in Red Deer from March 31st through April 3rd.
Post-game audio with HJHL champion Gord Olsen
Post-game audio with HJHL champion Cole Sutherland
Post-game audio with HJHL champion Thomas Della Siega
Listen to the HJHL championship broadcast highlights as they aired on 96.5 CKFM.
96.5 CKFM's choice as Colts playoff MVP Thomas Della Siega takes the HJHL trophy for a spin in front of a tremendous crowd at the DMC.
Head Coach Gord Olsen was kind enough to let the 96.5 CKFM broadcast team of Jeff Dyck & Galen Hartviksen snap a photo with the HJHL trophy.
(Photos courtesty of GH)