Ponoka female athletes help elite team earn gold

Three Ponoka female hockey players helped their team earn gold at provincials.

Three Ponoka female hockey players helped their team earn gold at provincials. The players are part of the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs. A midget female elite team that managed being undefeated at provincials in Sherwood Park from March 23 to 26. The athletes are Lindsay Jansen

Three Ponoka female hockey players helped their team earn gold at provincials.

The players are part of the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs. A midget female elite team that managed being undefeated at provincials in Sherwood Park from March 23 to 26.

The athletes are Lindsay Jansen, Danica Polson and Kelli-Rae Sieben who joined the team, which is also in its first year. Designed as a feeder team for midget female AAA, two of the girls are aging out of midget: Jansen and Polson, while this was Sieben’s first year.

The team had a strong season and it showed at provincials where they tied their first game 2-2 then won the rest, including the gold medal game. They played Calgary Fire Red March 23 where they tied. Then March 24 first against Edmonton Pandas winning 3-1 and then Peace Country Storm winning 3-0.

On March 25 the team played Sherwood Park Fury winning 4-0. In the gold medal game the next day, the Chiefs played Peace Country Storm for a second time defeating them 4-1, securing the gold.