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Mountain View Colts face off against Airdrie Thunder tonight

Game 2 of sister teams' Heritage Junior Hockey League regular season
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he Mountain View Colts and the Airdrie Thunder play tonight in Carstairs. File photo/MVP Staff

DIDSBURY - Game 2 of the first four-game regular season play between the Mountain View Colts and the Airdrie Thunder is on tonight (Nov. 4) in Carstairs.

The Mountain View Colts opened the 2020-2021 season with a 4-2 loss against the Thunder in Airdrie on Oct. 31.

“It was a great game. We just failed to score on some of our power-play opportunities,” said head coach Gord Olsen. “We were right there.”

The Colts got goals from forward Paton Rothenbusch and forward Lucas Mulholland. Chance Griffith was in goal, making 27 saves.

The Colts’ home opener is Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Carstairs Memorial Arena against the Airdrie squad.

“We are going to come with the effort and hopefully it works out in our favour,” he said.

The Colts are playing home games in Carstairs this month as renovations continue at the Didsbury Memorial Arena.

Each of the 14 teams in the Heritage Junior Hockey League, including the Didsbury-based Colts, will play 20 games this season under modified COVID-19 pandemics protocols.

“We have a north and a south division, so basically what we are going to do is put sister teams together as suggested by Alberta Health,” said league president Gilbert Renaud.

“You’ll have the two teams play each other four times in 10 days, then teams will sit for 14 days before picking another sister team. We will do that five times. We are happy we are going to get to play.”

League teams conducted exhibition games under the same format, with the Colts winning all four games against the Rocky Rams.