67's Coach Sings Dipietro's Praises
Michael DiPietro has another shot at an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Championship.
The Amherstburg native and Vancouver Canucks prospect was traded by the Windsor Spitfires to the Ottawa 67's in December.
Ottawa, who is 12-0 in the post-season is searching for its fourth league title in franchise history, will face Guelph in the finals.
67's Head Coach Andre Tourigny says DiPietro has been fitting in very well and calls him "a really good human being," adding "He works extremely hard and he's been really good for us in the playoffs so far," he says. "It's not just a matter of numbers it's a matter of being clutch and being good at the right time when we needed him."
Tourigny says DiPietro has been a key component to keeping the 67's in the post-season.
"Game 4 against Sudbury when we three overtimes and it was a battle there and Mikey has been phenomenal and last game against Oshawa maybe was not our best but Mikey stood on his head and kept us in the game."
Long story short he says, DiPietro has been a great addition to the team.
"Mikey came up really big in key moments so that is the big thing for us. A key moment when we needed him, he was fantastic."
Game 1 of the OHL final between the Storm and the 67's is Thursday night in Ottawa. DiPietro and the Windsor Spitfires lost out on the league championship in 2017, but as host, came back to win the Memorial Cup.