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Mountainview Colts win all three recent games

Didsbury-based HJHL team has two games at home this weekend, against Red Deer on Friday and against High River on Saturday
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DIDSBURY - The Mountainview Colts won all three games they played over the weekend, including two home games at the Didsbury Memorial Complex.

The Colts travelled to Airdrie to take on the Techmation Thunder in the Ron Ebbeson Arena on Friday.

After Airdrie went up by two goals in the first, the Colts came back with markers from Steven Bell (assist by captain Paton Rothenbusch), Cohen Richardson (assist Kai Biggin) to force overtime.

Colts forward and assistant captain Haiden Parks scored his team-leading 20th goal in overtime, with assists from Blake Stoddard and Richardson to give the Colts the 3-2 win.

Netminder Jordan McGinnis stopped 29 of 31 shots for the win. 

On Saturday, the Colts took on the Red Deer Vipers at the Memorial Complex for a rescheduled matchup.

The Colts got goals from Park (assists Simon Leischner and Ashton Roth), Bell (assists Wyatt Bailey and Rothenbusch), Bell (assist Rothenbusch), Harley Smith (assists Emmett Barnett and Aidan Saunders), and Biggin (assists Zane Labbe and Mitchell McDermid) for the 5-1 win.

Colts netminder Brock Lott stopped 19 of 20 shots for the win.

On Sunday, the Colts travelled to Ponoka for a tilt against the Stampeders at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex.

The Colts got goals from Bailey, Parks, Bell, Carter Hewitt, Leischner, Blake Stoddard, Leischner, Hewitt and Harley Smith for a 9-3 win.

Colts netminder Kyle Allan stopped 23 of 26 shots.

Haiden Parks now has 41 points in 28 games, with 22 goals and 19 assists. And he has yet to register a single penalty minute in the 2023-24 Heritage Junior B Hockey League season.

Head coach Dan Visser said he was very pleased with the team’s weekend performance.

“We are trying to get some more consistency in our play and put a full 60 minutes in, as we are going to need that going into the playoffs,” he said. “All and all I am happy with the wins. The play of our veterans has been great, with the likes of Haiden Parks, Patron Rothenbusch, Steven Bell, Simon Leischner and Aiden Saunders.”

He noted the play of rookies Cohen Richardson and Wyattt Bailey “have been very strong for us and are key to our lineup.”

The team is sitting with three goalies right now “and we feel we have good depth in that position,” he said. 

The Colts have two games at home this weekend, against Red Deer on Friday and against High River on Saturday.


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