Winning was not in the cards last weekend for the Ponoka Bantam Moose.
The team played two games at home with the first being Nov. 19 against Slave Lake (6-2 loss) and the next day against Westlock (3-2) loss.
Against Slave Lake, the Moose team was challenged right from the get-go with the opponents scoring four in the first period. Braeden Toporowski scored Ponoka’s first goal of the game with help from Mathias Sandin.
After the first the Moose capitalized on a power play netting their second with Eric Mathieu getting help from Luke Bonnett and Braeden Toporowski in the first five minutes. Slave Lake players answered, however, securing the 6-2 win.
Goalie Tade Tonneson took 31 shots with 25 saves while the Moose as a whole took in 12 total penalty minutes. Slave Lake’s goalie took in 25 shots on goal.
The next day’s game against Westlock was closer with almost the same number of shots on goal — 29 for each team.
After the first, both were tied 1-1 with Sandin scoring first, getting an assist from Eric Taylor. It was the second period that benefited Westlock with a player scoring the only goal in that period.
Coming into third period the Westlock scored almost halfway in bring it to 3-1. Levi Busat managed to score the team’s second and final goal with help from goalie Tonneson.
The PeeWee Elks, in Tier 1 action, played twice at home on the weekend and getting a pair of victories. They defeated Maskwacis 11-2 on Nov. 18 with Treyton Johnson netting a hat trick, Kael Street with a pair and singles from Levi Harbin, Sam Evans, Josh David, Luke Simanton, Austin Griffiths and Braedan Brouilette. The Elks followed that with an 8-5 win Nov. 19 over Mayerthorpe with Simanton and David each scoring twice with the other goals coming from Street, Griffiths, Wyatt Avery and Liam Bishop.
The Atom McDonalds squad, in Tier 2 play, were home Nov. 20 to CNN (Gibbons, Bon Accord) and fell by a score of 4-3. Scoring for Ponoka were Kian McLean, Nathan Parker and Dacian Heinz.
The Bantam Credit Union club, in Tier 4 play, fell 6-2 in Wabamun Nov. 19 with the result of the Nov. 20 game in Devon unavailable at press time. Meanwhile, the Fountain Tire Midget Wolves were in Jasper for Tier 1 action where they earned a 4-4 draw Nov. 19 then were blanked 2-0 on Nov. 20.
In Lacoka female hockey action, the Bantam club lost 5-2 in Warburg on Nov. 19 while the result for the PeeWee teams pair of games in Camrose on the weekend were unavailable at press time.
This weekend will feature the PeeWee Elks holding their annual tournament at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex with games starting Friday with the finals slated for Sunday.