Carson Barnes of Jr. B Lacoka Locos battling with the goalie of the Lethbridge Barracudas for the control of the ball during their regular league game at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Centre on Saturday

Carson Barnes of Jr. B Lacoka Locos battling with the goalie of the Lethbridge Barracudas for the control of the ball during their regular league game at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Centre on Saturday

Junior Locos lose to Barracudas and Renegades

The first two home games of the Lacoka Locos junior team proved a tough challenge as they lost both games.

The first two home games of the Lacoka Locos junior team proved a tough challenge as they lost both games.

The first game for the Tier II junior team was Saturday, April 25 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex against the Lethbridge Barracudas. The Locos lost 17-3 with goals for the local side coming from Brennan Elder, Braeden Grant and Dustin Bell.

The Locos had a total of 36 minutes of penalties while the Barracudas had 14 minutes.

The next day the Locos played the Red Deer Renegades losing 5-8. A final score sheet was not available at press time. The Locos’ next home game is Saturday, May 2 against the Okotoks Ice at 6:30 p.m. at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Centre.

Lacoka Bantam wins against Olds

The Lacoka Strand Media Bantam team had a strong weekend against the Olds Stingers.

Their first game was at home April 25 where Strand Media won 12-5. Top scorers were Josh Green (3), Myles Pallister (3), Adam Warner (2), Jordan Henezi, Coulson Pike, Wyatt Petrie and Ryker Klassen.

Their second game at Olds proved even better. Strand Media defeated the Stingers 15-2. Top scorers were Josh Green (6), Racheal Wood (3), Tanner Bell (2), Adam Warner, Caleb Andrew, Coulson Pike and Joel Hollingsworth.

Team manager Roben Green said the team had strong success with passing. “We have a great group of kids with lots of talent and it is awesome to watch them all grow, learn, and play,” said Green.

Lacoka Novice wins against Red Deer

The Lacoka Locos Novice team played well against the Red Deer Chiefs novice at home April 25.

Lacoka won 3-1 with scorers being Wyatt Avery (2) and Noah Cooper. Coaching staff are working closely with experienced and first-year players to gain confidence in the game, says manager Deanna Bloomquist. “Our small Novice team have a great group of coaches that are teaching the kids the basic skills of lacrosse,” she said.