A fight between Stamps’ Shae Reynolds and the Medicine Hat Cubs’ Austin Wagner ended up both players getting tossed out of the game. Play was relatively clean in the first period with no penalties but ramped up as the game continued. The Stamps lost 5-1. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Stampeders take on Medicine Hat

The Stamps played a solid first period but ended up losing 5-1.

The second game of the season for the Ponoka Stampeders wasn’t a win but the team showed improvement over the first game where they lost 10-0.

The Stamps played the Medicine Hat Colts Sept. 22 at home with decent fan base watching the team play.

The first period for both teams turned out to have little action, with no scores or penalties and an almost equal number of shots on goal (12 for the Cubs and 11 for the Stamps).

Where the action really picked up was in the second period, mostly coming from Medicine Hat. Whatever challenges the team had against Ponoka, the players seemed to have adjusted.

By the end of the second period the Cubs had scored four goals while Ponoka had one, which was made possible thanks to a power play.

At the end of the third period the Cubs managed one final score to make it 5-1.

Overall the Stampeders had less opportunities on goal with 30, compared to 45 for the Cubs.

It wasn’t for a lack of trying, however, the Cubs’ defence proved a challenge for the Stamps close to the net. This forced Ponoka to take more shots from closer to the blue line.

Ponoka also struggled to turn power plays into scoring opportunities, with the Cubs handing them five total power plays with only one being turned into a goal.

A fight early in the third period resulted in a game misconduct for one player on each team and one more for the Cubs later in the third.

Despite the challenges, the Stamps showed some strength in their passing and getting the puck over the Cubs’ blue line, but they were unable to find a hole in the defense.

At press time the Stampeders were sitting with two games played and two losses.

The Stamps’ next game is at home Sept. 29 against the Lomond Lakers.

Just Posted

Ponoka RCMP respond to intoxicated male in Golden Leisure Lodge

On May 15, 2019 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of… Continue reading

Town to sign five-year policing agreement with Ponoka Stampede

The Town of Ponoka will go ahead with a five-year renewable agreement… Continue reading

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest male on Canada wide warrant

UPDATE for Immediate Release: Collin James Courteoreille was wanted on a Canada… Continue reading

Alberta throne speech followed by bill to repeal provincial carbon tax

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already signalled that if Alberta removes the tax, it will impose its federal carbon levy

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres

Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear Alberta murder appeals

Sheena Cuthill and her husband Timothy Rempel were found guilty three years ago of killing Ryan Lane

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Mayor says northern Alberta town still under threat from nearby wildfire

The blaze has now eaten its way through about 920 square kilometres of forest

Bashaw RCMP assist Stettler in arrest

Man out on bail sitting in custody after vehicle theft spree

Ottawa spending $24.5M to research health benefits, risks of pot use

$390,000 will fund two cannabis public awareness

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Most Read