Stampeders with championship trophy

Stampeders with championship trophy

Remember when: Ponoka Stampeders

This classic 1950’s photo features one of the great Ponoka Stampeders senior hockey teams with their championship trophy.

This classic 1950’s photo features one of the great Ponoka Stampeders senior hockey teams with their championship trophy.

We couldn’t come up with all their team name, but shown from left to right back row are: Manager Jack Wilders, unknown, Dave Schantz, unknown, Jim Smith, Dunc Grant, and Dr. Al Elliot. Seated in the front row is: unknown, Shorty Jones, unknown, Bill Jones, and Ron Raugust.

Both Idris (Shorty) Jones and Bill Jones enjoyed lucrative business careers for many decades in our community, but always maintained their great passion for hockey, and those same proud traditions have been carried on by generations of their families to the present day!