Shawn Wilton of Midget A Wolves follows the puck after it’s deflected from the post in his short range shot at the RCMP net during the third period of fundraiser game at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex on Wednesday

Shawn Wilton of Midget A Wolves follows the puck after it’s deflected from the post in his short range shot at the RCMP net during the third period of fundraiser game at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex on Wednesday

Fundraiser hockey game achieves goal by raising $1,700

In their second year of playing for a good cause, Ponoka’s Fountain Tire Midget A Wolves and a central Alberta mixed RCMP team achieved

In their second year of playing for a good cause, Ponoka’s Fountain Tire Midget A Wolves and a central Alberta mixed RCMP team achieved what they set out for and almost tripled the amount they raised for KidSport Ponoka through a hockey game on Wednesday, Nov.5.

There was live (and somewhat loud) music as the teams hit the ice at 6.15 p.m. while a silent auction for an Edmonton Oilers jersey signed by Taylor Hall continued at the reception area.

At the end of the night, a total of $1,700 was raised, including the $450 for jersey, which was bid by Dolman Dental of Lacombe. The amount almost tripled last year’s $600 raised at last year’s inaugural Wolves-RCMP game.

Deserae Hook, KidSport Ponoka chair said while the amount raised was significant in itself, the event was more important for raising awareness on what KidSport has been trying to achieve in the community.

With some $25,000 already raised through the “Outlaw Roundup” during Ponoka Stampede last July, Ponoka KidSport has already assisted 43 kids get involved in both individual and team sports, from swimming to soccer to hockey at a cost of more than $9,000 and currently there is no kid left on the waiting list to receive support.

In the game, Midget A Wolves made a storming start to the game scoring three consecutive goals in the first period without giving any chance the RCMP to respond.

In the second period, it was the RCMP mixed team who opened the scoring and followed up with two more with the Wolves responding top each one, ending the second period still with a three point lead.

In the third, the Wolves scored early to open the lead to points and RCMP made a great effort to equalize and almost managed with three goals in quick succession but the Wolves still finished the game with one point edge, declaring their win over the RCMP for the second year running.