The Junior B Stampeders hockey team is kicking off the season with a new coach. Scott Page is leading the team this year and is looking forward to sharing his love of the game and teaching others.
“The real exciting part of this season is the amount of local talent that we have,” said Page. “From the first practice that we had this pre-season, the amount of players emerging to join in on the excitement has been a welcomed sight.”
Page has lived in Ponoka for two years and is the father of four. He says they are truly a hockey family and fans of the game.
Page will bring much coaching experience to the team and also has an extensive hockey background. He began playing minor hockey, then midget and continued to his first junior hockey team at the age of 14.
Page eventually left hockey to join the Canadian army and says he learned about teamwork and hardwork as he did in his experiences in hockey.
Page continued playing hockey for Canada’s national military team in Germany and claims it was a great experience in international hockey.
Page began coaching in 1993 for a Midget house league in Pembroke, Ontario and thoroughly enjoyed it.
“From that first season, I was hooked,” said Page. “I enjoy being a student of the game and teaching my players to achieve new levels of skill. After coaching the previous two seasons in Ponoka Minor Hockey, I was glad to accept the position as head coach of the Ponoka Stampeders.”
Page has a lot of hope for his team and is excited to be coaching the team and encourages everyone to come out and support them.
“We all look forward to our local community support at all our games,” he said. “All fans will see a well energized, physical style team with an eagerness to prove themselves each and every game. Come and see for yourself. Look out for the Ponoka Stampeders Junior Bs!”