The U14 girls with coach Greg Bendera and U12 boys with coaches Cam Hinton and Josh Lubach participated in the Millet Classic Tournament Saturday, June 13 and 14 and found some positive results.
U14 girls round robin draw:
• June 13 versus Cold Lake Thunder: 1-1 draw
• June 13 versus Sherwood Park Huskies: 3-2 win
• June 14 versus Leduc Code Red: 2-0 win
In the gold medal match against the Sherwood Park Huskies, Storm tied 0-0 at the end of regulation. Eventually the game went to penalty shoot out where Ponoka won 5-4.
U12 boys round robin draw:
• June 13 versus Pigeon Lake Vikings: 4-0 win
• June 13 versus Thorsby Spartans: 4-2 win
• June 14 versus Strathmore Spurs: 4-1 loss
• June 14 versus Leduc Code Red: 3-2 win
• June 14 bronze medal game versus Edmonton TRSA: 5-2 win.
U10 teams head to Rocky Mountain House
Two Ponoka Storm U10 teams with coaches Brad Normandeau and Rob McArthur travelled to Rocky Mountain House to participate in a U10 mini-tournament hosted by the Rocky Knights club.
In addition to the two Ponoka teams, there were two teams from the hosts as well as two Sylvan Lake teams. Teams are mixed boys and girls and Team Normandeau posted 4-0, 1-0 and 2-1 wins, while Team McArthur had 2-1 and 1-0 wins and a 6-0 loss. Despite the chilly weather, the kids had fun and the Ponoka Minor Soccer Association is hopeful that we will be able to host our own U10 tournament in 2016.
C.A.S.A. League play finishes up its regular season this week, with our district provincial qualifying tournament taking place in Stettler, Friday, June 19 to 21.
All Ponoka competitive teams are participating and league finals will run next week at various locations depending on how teams finish.
We will host the U14 girls league final on Wednesday, June 24 at the Scout Hall field – opponent to be decided.