For the first time this season in the Heritage Junior Hockey League the Airdrie Thunder are facing some adversity.  

The Thunder, who breezed through the season with a 35 and 3 record then obliterated Blackfalds in their first playoff round are getting all they can handle from the Mountainview Colts.

After pounding the Colts 6 - 1 in the opening game, Mountainview has bounced back to take the next two games, including last night's (March 8) double-overtime thriller.

The Colt's Travis Gerrard forced extra time when he scored with nine minutes to play in the third, then connected on the winner 1:22 into the second overtime frame to give the Colts a 3 - 2 win and a shocking 2 - 1 lead in the best of seven series.  It's the first time this year that Airdrie has lost back to back games.

Even more amazing is the fact the Colts killed off a full two minute, two-man disadvantage in overtime.

Airdrie won't have a lot of time to regroup as game four in the series goes tonight, 8:00 pm in the Didsbury Rec Complex.

Game three in the South Final also goes tonight when the Cochrane Generals travel to Coaldale to face the Copperheads.  The Generals trail that series two games to none.  

Game four goes back in Cochrane tomorrow afternoon starting at 5:30 pm in the Cochrane Arena.  

Comments? Questions? Story ideas? Email us at [email protected] 


More Sports News

Airdrie Lightning Play in Semis This Morning at Provincial Tourney

The Airdrie Midget "B" Lightning are set to play this morning for the right to advance to the Provincial Midget "B" Tournament final later today (March 24) in Springbank.

Thunder One Win Away from First Title in 19 Years

Regular season scoring leader Jordan McConnell scored twice last night (March 23) to pace the Airdrie Thunder to a 6 - 4 win over the Copperheads in Coaldale.

Airdrie Midget "B" Lightning Unbeaten at Provincial Tourney

After two games at the Alberta Provincial Midget "B" Tournament in Springbank, the Airdrie MIdget Lightning are still undefeated.

Game One of the Finals Goes to Airdrie

The Airdrie Thunder have taken game one of the Heritage Junior Hockey League Championship series from the Coaldale Copperheads.

Cheer Provincials to Come to Airdrie

Airdrie is going to experience a first when the cheerleading provincials visit to be hosted by the George McDougall Mustang's cheer team.

WHL Playoffs Start Tonight - Locals See Action

The regular season preliminaries are over. Tonight (March 22) the serious stuff begins for Western Hockey League teams.

Let the Battle Begin! HJHL Final Starts Tonight in Airdrie

The two best teams during the Heritage Junior Hockey League regular season square off in the fight for league supremacy tonight (March 22) in Airdrie.

Bohnet Signs with AJHL Drumheller Dragons

17-year-old Travis Bohnet has become the second member of the Airdrie CFR Bisons to sign with the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Drumheller Dragons this year.

Airdrie Swimmers Named Provincial Champions

The best swimmers in the province competed for the title "Provincial Champions" at the 2019 Swim AB Spring Championship meet held in Edmonton and some members of the Nose Creek Swim Association from…

Airdrie's Tristan Zandee Commits to Colorado College

Tristan Zanee of Airdrie is just 15 years old but he already knows where he's going to college. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide