Former Portage Terriers' team captain Logan Calder is looking to capture his second Turnbull Cup Trophy.

The Portage product is in his final year in the MJHL and has the opportunity to end his journey on top. The Dauphin Kings forward says he couldn't be more excited for the chance to win it all.

"It's really nice. We have a really good group here and we're all trying to pull together to give us 20's one last good memory before we leave Junior A," Calder explains. "I would love to go out how I came in. Hopefully, we can make that happen."

Calder won an MJHL Championship in his rookie season with the Terriers in 2018-19, which was the last time the league championship was awarded. The local says he learned a ton during that playoff run and outlines how that experience will help him this time around.

"How the 20-year-olds reacted to the whole situation was eye-opening. We went through adversity in the finals, going all the way to Game 7 and having to win it in overtime," says Calder. "How the vets there held themselves and kept everyone on a straight line are a few things I want to replicate."

The Kings defeated the Swan Valley Stampeders in round one and the Winkler Flyers in the second round, on their way to becoming the winners of the West Division. Calder notes they had a bit of a reality check against the Stampeders.

"We learned the lesson that we can't take a night off when we played Swan. We were up 3-0 in the series, but it took us three more games to finish the job," Calder continues. "Once we were up 2-1 and 3-1 to Winkler, we made sure to shut them down and play our hockey."

The Portager adds anything can happen in the playoffs, and he believes it was good for them to face a challenge early. Calder says now they'll be ready if their backs are against the wall.

Calder has eight points so far in the postseason, averaging a point per game in their last series. He hopes to carry his production into this series with the Steinbach Pistons, however, this is a team Calder has not faced off with in almost half a year. The only times Calder played the Pistons this year was during his time with the Portage Terriers, prior to being traded.

The 20-year-old describes what he expects to see from this Pistons squad.

"Their speed is something we're going to have to try and stop quickly, on the rush. They seem like a fast team from the games I've watched," Calder explains. "Trying to stop them with hitting, and reducing their speed when entering the zone, is going to be important."

Logan is not the only Calder currently competing for a championship as his younger brother Kian is four games deep in the SJHL Finals with Estevan Bruins. The Dauphin King describes the conversations they've had with each other regarding the playoffs.

"We have been talking about each other's series'. I've been asking him how he thinks his games have gone and what he thinks about our series coming up," says Calder. "If we do win, and I end up playing him in the Centennial Cup, I think it'll be an interesting game. I'm not too sure what my parents would do about that though."

Calder and the Kings are gearing up for Game 1 of the MJHL Finals, which takes place tomorrow in Steinbach. Puck drop is set for 7:30.