Midget B team wins first game in finals series

Hard work by the Ponoka Midget B hockey team is paying off

Dylan Jones of Big Country attacks the net of Leduc’s Roughneck’s in the season’s last game for the Novice team on Saturday

Dylan Jones of Big Country attacks the net of Leduc’s Roughneck’s in the season’s last game for the Novice team on Saturday

Hard work by the Ponoka Midget B hockey team is paying off as the group is facing off against the West Country Midget Chiefs in the league finals series.

Ponoka won their first game 7-6 but they almost lost, says assistant coach Chad Cissell.

Coming out of first period Ponoka had a 4-2 lead against the Chiefs and they increased that lead in the second period 7-3. But the Chiefs did not give up control of the game.

“It was a good game, fast,” said Cissell.

At the end of the second period Ponoka held on to the lead with a score of 7-6. There were no goals in the third period, securing Ponoka’s win.

Ponoka plays the Chiefs in the second game of the finals series March 19 at home at 7:15 p.m.