The 2014/15 season has turned out to be a pretty good one for Ponoka Minor Hockey teams.
The Midget B Wespro Stampeders are the last Ponoka team to earn a spot at provincials after defeating Winfield 2-1 Saturday, Feb. 28 in the second round play downs game.
Rimbey’s Midget A Renegades played Midget B Alberta Hockey provincials host, the Ponoka Fountain Tire Midget A Wolves, Feb. 28 with Rimbey winning the first game 5-3. They played Rimbey the next day and lost 6-3, which earned Rimbey the Zone 4 banner during provincials.
Ponoka’s Peewee Elks lost their second provincials play downs game against the Blackfalds Bulldogs 11-1 Sunday, March 1. They are out of the running.
The Fountain Tire Wolves won the best of three series against the Rocky ATB Royals moving to the next round in the league.
They defeated Rocky 5-4 Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the second game of the series with goals from Jarret Henderson (2), Daniel Bergsma, Kellyn Pritchard and Matthew Klimec.
The Wolves then played the Stettler Legion Midget Feb. 28 in the next round losing 5-1 with their only goal coming from Kellyn Pritchard. Their next game was played Tuesday, March 3. Results will be available in next week’s edition of Ponoka News.
The Midget B Wespro Stampeders are in the next round of playoffs after defeating the Sylvan Lake B Lakers in two games. The first was held Feb. 27 with a score of 4-1. Scorers were James Lea (2), Noah Spelrem and Kolby Rattray.
Their second game was March 1, when they won 13-2. Scorers were Lewis McDowell (6), Braeden Korchinski (3), Daniel Hutchkowski, Josh Vold, Noah Spelrem and Adam Rowland.
The Peewee McDonalds played Eckville Peewee March 1 losing 4-3. Scorers for Ponoka side were Max Underhill, Ethan Little and Ashton Bandet.
The Atom A Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonald’s team won their first playoff game Feb. 28 against the Maskwacis Hawks 6-3. Scorers were Josh David (2), Luke Simanton (2), Adam Hoag and Kael Street.
Their second game March 1 did not go the same way. They lost 8-4, which earned the Hawks advancement into the playoffs series.
Ponoka Calnash Trucking Atom B team also goes to consolation games in the playoff series after losing both games to Wainwright Atom. Their first game was Feb. 28 with a loss of 5-2. Scorers were Nevin Thompson and Kevin Kammer.
Their second game was March 1 where Ponoka lost 4-2. Kevin Kammer scored both goals.