Kellyn Pritchard of the Midget Wolves sends the puck flying to the Rocky Royals’ net scoring the second goal of the game on Sunday

Minor hockey teams steam ahead

Ponoka’s minor hockey teams have been improving since the beginning of the season with the Midget teams in particular flexing their muscles

Ponoka’s minor hockey teams have been improving since the beginning of the season with the Midget teams in particular flexing their muscles against their opponents over the weekend.

Midget A Wolves won both of their weekend games while Midget B team lost two of the three games they played on three days from Friday Nov. 8 to Sunday Nov. 10.

Follows a breakdown of the scores of the Ponoka minor hockey teams over the weekend:

Tier 1 Midget A Wolves beat Stettler 6-5 in an away game on Friday, Nov 8. Scorers for the Ponoka side were Matthew Klimec, Cody Pambrum, Kellyn Pritchard, Colton Sommerville, Riley Workman and Dustin Bell.

The Wolves played on home ice the next day and defeated Rocky Royals 9-3. Contributing to the scoreboard was Kellyn Pritchard (3), Dustin Bell (2), Matthew Klimec, Tyson Matejka, Jordan Wombold and Riley Workman.

Tier 3 Midget Ponoka beat Red Deer Can Pro Hockey 8-4 on Friday Nov.8. Scorers were Braeden Korchiski (3), Daniel Huchowski, Justin hall, James Lea, Lane Jones, Reagan Hunks.

The next day, Midget B Ponoka lost 8-7 to West Country Midget Chiefs at home. Lane Jones, Shawn Wilton and Jarret Henderson each scored twice with Ethan Deuck completing the tally.

On Nov. 10 Sunday, Midget B team beat Red Deer Prairie Bus 6-3 on home ice with Lane Jones and Ethan Deuck scoring twice each. Shawn Wilton and Justin Hall put one each on the scoreboard.

Tier 2 Bantam Ponoka were tied 1-1 in Stettler in an away game on Nov. 8 with Cooper Jones signing for the only point for local boys. Bantam boys lost to Camrose 6-4 in an away game on Nov. 9 with Cooper Jones scoring two goals in addition to one each from Clay Podritske and Rian van Der Westhuizen.

Tier 1 Peewee Ponoka boys lost to Bentley 6-3 in an away game on Saturday, Nov.9 with Noah Hacklett (2) and Jared Rice making up the tally. The following day, the Ponoka boys beat Red Deer Peewee boys 8-5 with Noah Hackett scoring five times; Jayden Nokohoo put two and Aidan Gratton one on the scoreboard.

Tier 4 Peewee were tied 5-5 with Bentley in a home game on Friday Nov.8. Scoring for Ponoka side were Cody Fox, Cyle Laing, Travis Hyink (2) and Ethan Little. Tier 4 Peewee boys lost 9-0 to Sundre in an away game the next day.

Tier 1 Atom Ponoka hosted Eckville Atom on Saturday, Nov.9 and were tied 3-3- with Joshua David, Gavin Allen Prefontaine and Adam Hoag putting the numbers on the scoreboard. The following day, the local boys beat Stettler 10-6 in an away game. Scorers were Joshua David (4) Braiden Brouillette,Maison Senft (2), Daniel Aitken and Gavin Allen Prefontaine.

Tier 5 Atom Ponoka beat Lacombe Rockets 7-0 in a home game on Saturday, Nov 9. Scorers were Tyler Shoemaker (3) Kevin Kammer (3) and Dex Wager. The following day Atom B Ponoka lost to Stettler on the road with Dex Wager, Kevin Kammer (2) and Jobe Schmidt being the scorers.

Female Bantam girls’ joint team with Lacombe, the Lacoka girls lost to Sylvan Lake 6-2 on Thursday, Nov. 7 with Megan Bailey and Ivy Woolf scoring for the local side.


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