The Ponoka Junior B Stampeders are still persevering this season with tough teams, games and tight schedules.
The team faced off against the Rimbey Rock for a win of 6-5 on Nov. 19. Rimbey Rock lead the first period with one goal in the first 12 minutes of the game. Emery While answered with a goal minutes after with assists from Joseph Potts and Curtis Pugh.
The Stampeders scored again after Travis Kirchner put the puck in the net with help from Joseph Potts and Jesse Hellyer.
Rimbey Rock put the pressure on with another goal ending the first period.
There were five penalties in the first period, one of those from the Ponoka Stampeders.
The second period started out strong with the Stampeders leading the way with a goal by Dean Dion Jr., assisted by Travis Kirchner and Emery White in the first minute of the period.
Rimbey Rock vetoed the goal by placing the puck in the net a minute after the Stamps’ goal.
The Stampeders shot two in a row before the end of the second period. Kyle Kinley scored assisted by Dylan Buffalo and a goal by Dean Dion Jr. followed with help from Emery White and Andrew Walker.
There were 10 penalties resulting from the second period with two from the Rimbey Rock and eight from the Stampeders.
Three goals made up the third period with two from Rimbey and one made by Stampeder Travis Kirchner assisted by Dylan Buffalo and Dean Dion Jr.
The penalties ended at 12 with seven from Rimbey and five from the Stampeders.
On Nov. 30 the Ponoka Junior B Stampeders took on the Strathmore Wheat Kings losing a close game of 6-5.
The first period started out well for the Stampeders with a goal by Kyle Kinley assisted by Dylan Buffalo and Emery White in the first five minutes.
The first period saw 12 penalties racked up, eight from Ponoka and four belonging to Strathmore.
The second period was where the action began with the Strathmore Wheat Kings getting their goal in the first two minutes of the period and the Ponoka Stampeders challenging that soon after with an unassisted goal by Joseph Potts.
Strathmore got another goal and Ponoka took them on with two more; one by Joseph Potts, assisted by Rodney Raugust and the other by Emery White with an assist by Joseph Potts.
Strathmore Wheat Kings got two in before the second period came to an end.
There were 10 penalties at the wrap up of the second period with three of those from Strathmore and seven from Ponoka.
The third period saw a goal from Emery White, assisted by Travis Kirchner and the Strathmore Wheat Kings took the game with two goals ending the third period.
There were 15 penalties, seven from Ponoka and eight from Strathmore.
The Stampeders’ next home game will be on Dec. 10 at 7:45 p.m. against the Red Deer Vipers. Come out for some fun and cheer on the Ponoka Junior B Stampeders.