But instead, the Vikings dropped a tough game to the Bingham Miners 4-3 to end their hopes of getting another shot at the state title for the affiliated hockey clubs.
After initially crushing the Cottonwood Colts in the first round of the playoffs 11-0, the Vikings took their first tough loss of the year against the Murray Spartans.
The Spartans won the game 1-0 in a shootout to put the Vikings into the loser’s bracket early on.
The Vikings beat the Sky View Bobcats in the next round, scoring seven goals behind Bremen Acord’s pair of goals in their 7-2 win.
Of the seven goals scored, six different players saw the back of the net that night, along with Jordan Colohan, Bronson Kunzler, P.J. Tanner, Dylan Saladino, Nathan Husbands and Acord.
The Vikings 4-3 loss to Bingham put the Miners in the semifinal game against Murray.
And even though Viewmont was eliminated early, the Vikings still outscored their opponents 21-7 in their four playoff games.
The Vikings had a very successful season this year despite falling short of reaching the finals for the second year in a row.
After starting the season with a 4-1 record, the Vikings dropped a tough game to Judge Memorial 4-3.
With a 4-2 record entering their game against the Davis Darts, the Vikings took down Davis 12-1 and finished the regular season by winning six games in a row, ending the regular season with a 10-2 record and a No. 3 seed heading into the playoffs for the affiliated high school teams.
Of the team’s 10 wins, all except two (Weber County Independent and Sky View) were by four goals or more. They outscored their opponents by an average of 6-1, scoring 71 goals in 12 games while only allowing 15 goals in the same span.
The Vikings were led this season by Tanner and Acord, who finished eighth and ninth in the total points standings this season for Viewmont.
Tanner led the team with 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 12 total games this season, with Acord combined for 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 15 games for the Vikings.
Overall, the Vikings finished with a 12-4 record including the playoffs.