Remember when: 1940

For many decades hockey has always been a favourite sport in both our community and throughout the districts of Ponoka County.

1940 Usona team

1940 Usona team

For many decades hockey has always been a favourite sport in both our community and throughout the districts of Ponoka County. Most of the teams played on outdoor rinks, fun leagues were formed and others eventually joined a Farm Hockey League that enjoyed keen winter competition in and around Ponoka for many years.

Shown here is the talented 1940 Usona team. Back row: Gerhard Schnell, Harry Henchel, Clarence Henchel, Paul Reglin, Gus Tabler and Albert Kramer; second row: Edwin Mantai, Paul Sorenson, Gus Reglin and Frank Palecheck; and seated in front are: Albert Tabler, Art Ruskousky, and Leonard Hay, with Norman Henchel missing