Captained by Flyers left wing prospect Isaac Ratcliffe, the Guelph Storm have completed one of the most remarkable playoff runs in the annals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
On Sunday in Guelph, the Storm defeated the Ottawa 67's, 8-3, to win the OHL championship in six games.
"Every memory the past four years all the way from my first thing in Guelph is really hitting me right now," said Ratcliffe on the OHL's website after receiving the J. Ross Robertson Cup.
"All the work we've put in, everything we've done this year. The resiliency from this team is unbelievable, none like I've ever seen before. I've never played on a team with this much skill, this much class and this much character. I'm so happy right now and we're not done."
After winning their opening round series with ease in a four-game sweep of Kitchener, Guelph had to overcome series deficits of 3-0 (vs. London Knights), 3-1 (Saginaw Spirit) and 2-0 (Ottawa) to win the championship. In the title-winning game on Sunday, the Storm trailed 2-0 at the first intermission before scoring five straight goals in the second period to seize control.