Adam Alcott

Posted at: 02/20/2013 10:48 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- After two seasons of coming oh-so-close, the Mayo boys hockey team finally captured the Big 9 title last week.

"It was kind of a weight off our chest," Spartans senior Will Holtan said.

And the seven Mayo seniors can finally breath a sigh of relief.

"It's about time," senior Adam Alcott said.  "Last year, Century took it from us; two years ago, Albert Lea took it from us; this year, we got it done."

Alcott has been instrumental in the team's success, leading them in points this year with 35.

"He has a really good sense for the game," Holtan said.  "He's a good playmaker; he makes plays when he needs to and he's just smart overall."

He told me it helps that he's played with the same guys - linemates Ryan Martin and Max Whitney - for a number of years.

"I like to have the puck and I like to move it around to my teammates.  I have incredible linemates who make it really easy on me and probably make me look pretty good," Alcott said.  "I couldn't ask for any better.  They make me look good."