Mountain View has beaten Airdrie in the first three games of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League's best of seven NDF and the Thunder have been limited to just 5 goals in the series so far.
The Mountain View Colts grabbed a three games to none lead in the HJHL's Northern Division Final thanks to a 3-1 victory over the Airdrie Thunder on Saturday, March 5th.
The win improves their record this year at the Didsbury Memorial Complex to 20-3 (16-3 during the regular season, 4-0 in the playoffs).
19 year old defenceman Chad Gross from Red Deer says goaltender Thomas Della Siega may have made the play of the series when he raced out of the net for a loose puck to prevent a breakaway by Airdrie's leading scorer Clay Murray in the dying seconds of the second period.
Della Siega - age 19 from Olds - made 29 saves in net in Game 3. Gross had an assist on what turned out to be the game winning goal by Ryan Klink to snap a 1-1 tie in the second period. Murray had tied the game for Airdrie earlier in the second stanza.
16 year old forward Mitchell Visser from Didsbury opened the scoring with an even strength goal in the first period and Clinton Armitage from Olds secured the win with a power play tally in the third.
The 21 year old Armitage says great goaltending and working well together has helped them prevent Airdrie from doing much on offense.
The Colts head to Airdrie's Ron Ebbesen Arena for Game 4 of the best of seven Northern Division Final on Tuesday, March 8th at 8pm (no radio coverage). If necessary, Mountain View would host Game 5 on Wednesday at the Memorial Complex and it could be heard on 96.5 CKFM.
96.5 CKFM collected reaction after Game 3 from Colts defenceman Chad Gross.
Mountain View blueliner Clinton Armitage also spoke to CKFM following the 3-1 victory.
Listen to the audio highlights as heard on 96.5 CKFM.