Riley Hearn’s journey with the Calgary Canucks hasn’t been an easy one, but he’s stuck it out and is now headed to play for the Centennial Cup following a successful season.

In his first season, the Canucks had just 36 points and were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round.  In year two, the Canucks improved by 11 points but once again got bounced in the first round.

This year, however, was a complete turnaround for the third-year Canuck. Hearn and his teammates were crowned AJHL champs after beating the Whitecourt Wolverines in a four-game sweep.

“It felt awesome,” said the 21-year-old forward.

“From my first year to now we completely changed the culture around here. In terms of our on-ice performance, we’ve been winning games throughout the regular season and we’ve been more consistent and it’s paid off. We had an awesome playoffs and the boys are pumped up.”

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