Peewee A team fights hard every game at provincials

Getting to the Hockey Alberta provincials is a feat in its own right and while Ponoka’s Peewee A Stampeders didn’t make it

Getting to the Hockey Alberta provincials is a feat in its own right and while Ponoka’s Peewee A Stampeders didn’t make it to the finals, they worked hard and made it to the semi-finals in Red Deer last weekend.

Ponoka lost 8-5 in the semi-final game against St. Albert but it was close until the third period, says manager Julie Feragen. “The third period, we just lost that wind. It was a good game.”

Ponoka won their first two games in the round robin and lost to Stettler 10-7 in the third game. This last game proved a tough challenge for the Ponoka team as the referees disallowed one goal.

“It just seemed to turn on us after that,” said Feragen.

Despite the loss, Ponoka moved forward in the semi-finals to play St. Albert. Feragen says she is proud of the team as they competed in mostly early morning games, which she feels had an effect on the team. Considering the challenge and the fact that Ponoka

Ponoka won their first game against RMAA 6-3 and won their second game 8-3 against Lloydminster. Despite the large discrepancy in points, Feragen said this was one of their tougher games.

“We had to fight for that one,” said Feragen.

In the end, Stettler won in the final game against St. Albert and were declared champions.