Bantam Moose second in provincials

After a season of hard work and dedication the Ponoka Bantam A Moose took home silver at the provincials.

The Bantam A provincial championship was held in Lloydminster from March 13 to 15 and the Ponoka Moose played to the top.

On March 13 in the round robin the team lost the first game to Airdrie 4-1 and won their second game against Bonnyville 10-6. On March 14, the Moose took another win 5-2 against Slave Lake.

The team proceeded to the semi finals on March 15 where they faced off against Drayton Valley and won 7-6.

The final game for the provincial championship was on March 15 at 2:30 p.m. The goal that tied the game and resulted in overtime was made just as the clock ran out. It was an intense game for the Moose and they lost against Slave Lake 6-5 in double overtime.

“It was a huge accomplishment, but also a heartbreaker since they were so close to winning the gold against a team that they beat in the round robin,” said Pritchard. “The boys played hard and the games could have went either way but unfortunately someone had to loose.”

Pritchard has seen the team work hard throughout the season and has been very pleased with how they have played together.

“We are very proud of them for never quitting,” she said. “They gave all they had, right to the very end.”