Hockey fans are sure to enjoy an exhibition hockey game Sept. 13 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex between the University of Alberta Pandas and the University of Calgary Dinos.
The two girls’ hockey teams are part of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and organizer Arlene Busat feels this is a great way to kick off the hockey season in Ponoka. Tickets are on sale for $5 and the event is meant to promote girls hockey in Lacombe and Ponoka. In recent years, the two communities have joined forces in order to have bigger numbers for girls’ hockey and those effort have worked.
Sharon Klinger, a former coach with girls’ hockey, is helping promote the event and she says they now have three teams because of it; there is an atom team, a peewee/bantam team and a midget team. All three teams operate under the banner of both Lacombe and Ponoka minor hockey.
“I think the best thing we ever did was combine with Lacombe,” said Klinger.
This is the third year an exhibition game has been hosted in Ponoka, explained Busat. She says they have a full evening of fun for attendees with a pre game barbecue and a game with the Ponoka Silverado ladies’ hockey team.
Young hockey players will also have the opportunity to show off their skills with a fastest skater challenge and the hardest shooter. Klinger feels this exhibition game is a great way to show young girls what their future could look like if they pursue the game.
For tickets contact Busat at 403-357-7386.