Lacoka's Hailey Huchkowski

Lacoka peewee’s get well-deserved victory

Club sits in first place, will host Peewee B provincial championship in March

A fairly good season continued on the weekend for the Lacoka peewee female squad.

A pair of first period goals from Kenadee Pimm and Chloe Wilton gave the home side the edge they needed to hang on for a 4-2 victory over 3C’s (Coronation, Castor, Consort) at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex Dec. 16 to keep them in top spot in the Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League’s north division.

Pimm deposited the puck into the net just 45 seconds into the game, followed five and half minutes later by Wilton’s first of three on the night, which included an empty netter with only 19 seconds remaining in the game.

The win gives the club a record of the six victories to go with three losses and a pair of ties, good for 14 points, enabling them to stay one point up on Stettler and three ahead of Camrose. However, both of those clubs have games in hand on Lacoka two for Camrose, Stettler with four.

“It was a good game for us. They have some good shooters and while their goalie flops a lot, she always ends up making a number of stops,” said Lacoka coach Trevor Feragen.

“It’s been a pretty decent season for us so far. It could always be better, but the girls are getting stronger.”

He added the team has a number of first year players this year, but they seem to have caught on quite quickly.

“That’s been a bit of a bonus. It was tough to start with, but everyone knows where they need to be and how to play their positions, though they are still learning out there also,” he explained.

One thing that has the girls excited, and the coaching staff trying to keep them on track, is the fact that the team will host the PeeWee B female provincial championship from Mar. 23 to 26.

“It’s great to have won the bid (to host provincials), but we still want to go into it as the zone champions,” Feragen said.

“You don’t want to just get there because you’re the host, so while everyone’s excited we need to keep progressing and getting better.”

Welcome break All Ponoka and Lacoka teams will get some time off over the next two weeks with Christmas and New Year’s falling on consecutive weekends, which meant this past weekend was the last game action for most teams until early January.

The Fountain Tire Midget Wolves earned a point on weekend, with Jayden Hagemann and Lewis McDowell scoring to hold onto a 2-2 tie against Battle River in Killam last Saturday, before falling 4-1 at home to Drayton Valley the next day with McDowell netting his team-leading 10th goal of the season.

It was a tough weekend for the Credit Union bantams losing both home contests, 15-4 to Fort Saskatchewan last Friday in a game played in Bashaw and then 7-4 Saturday to Leduc. Ashton Bandet had a hat trick Friday with Bashaw’s own Cole Fankhanel getting the other marker, while against Leduc Bandet scored twice with Fankhanel and Daniel Aitken getting the other goals.

Meanwhile in other action, the peewee Elks lost at home Saturday 7-4 to Battle River as Josh David scored twice with singles from Luke Simanton and Kael Street; the Quality Paint and Collision peewees edged out Strathcona 5-4 Saturday in Ardrossan; and the Vantage Physiotherapy atom squad posted 7-1 win in Fort Saskatchewan Saturday with Kavan Flewelling getting a hat trick, Matias Czapp with a pair and singles from Finn Nelson and Lennon Buffalo.

Lastly, the Lacoka bantam female team lost twice in Whitecourt, losing 10-3 Saturday and 2-1 Sunday. Cassandra Klinger, Cheyenne Avery and Britt-Lyn Bacon scored in the opening game, while Hailey Hoogkamp got the lone goal Sunday.

 

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