Taking one for the team: Atom McDonald’s Trace Tonneson works to defend his team’s net Feb. 18 during an exhibition game against Blackfalds. The team ended up losing a close 5-4 game.

PHOTO: Hockey action gets heated for Ponoka Minor Hockey players

Ponoka Minor Hockey teams are closing out the season with a couple teams left in it for provincials playdowns.

Taking one for the team: Atom McDonald’s Trace Tonneson works to defend his team’s net Feb. 18 during an exhibition game against Blackfalds. The team ended up losing a close 5-4 game.

In other action this week, a pair of Ponoka teams remain on the road to provincials. The peewee Elks got past Lacombe Feb. 15 5-2 with Game 2 set for Lacombe this week, while the bantam Moose beat Wetaskiwin on Feb. 14 10-2 and will play Lacombe for the right to play in the Bantam B provincial championship Mar. 16 to 19 in Springbank.