The Portage Collegiate Trojans are moving on to the league finals.

The boys defeated the Westwood Warriors 4-3 yesterday in their semi-final matchup. The game was extremely close, going all the way to a shootout where PCI prevailed. Head coach Mike Robinson says they showed a ton of perseverance in this one.

"Our guys stepped up and played well. It was a back and forth game, we'd score and then they'd score," Robinson explains. "They went up 3-2 late in the game and we were able to turn around and put the equalizer in with some heavy pressure. We went through two overtime periods with no goals and straight into a shootout where we went all the way to the fifth shot."

Kurt Parker was the hero of the outing, tying the game up with around a minute left in regulation and ultimately scoring the shootout winner. Robinson says a comeback victory like this does a lot for their confidence going forward.

"It was the first time we've had the opportunity to come from behind and actually succeed in getting the equalizer," Robinson continues. "It was good for them to be able to show themselves that they can fight back from a deficit and get the win in the end."

The coach says they're now preparing for the finals on Monday where they will take the Shaftesbury Titans. 

As for the Saints, they also played the Westwood Warriors in the semi-final but weren't as fortunate. PCI fell 4-0 in the playoff opener with their season now coming to a close.