Josh David leads the pack into Sundre’s zone during the Ponoka Quality Paint/ McDonalds Atom team’s Saturday

Josh David leads the pack into Sundre’s zone during the Ponoka Quality Paint/ McDonalds Atom team’s Saturday

Ponoka sweeps home win with good conditioning

Teamwork is the key to success and that’s how the Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds Atom team dominated Sundre

Teamwork is the key to success and that’s how the Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds Atom team dominated Sundre during its Saturday, Feb. 14 home game.

“Our boys played very good from start to finish,” said assistant coach Brent Evans, referring to the team’s 5-3 win.

He believes it was the team’s best display of teamwork over the entire season. “(A) solid effort.”

The first period Ponoka came out strong but Sundre was able to match them and no one gained the lead.

During the second period Evans says a different style of playing pushed Ponoka to the back seat after the team took on a few penalties.

“Sundre came on pretty strong,” said Evans.

However, Ponoka was able to battle back both in shots on net and points scored for the win.

“We played really strong. We basically shut them out,” said Evans.

He attributes Ponoka peak in the third period to hard conditioning practices.

Most teams begin to tire during the third period and those not prepared shut down. “The idea is to be good in the third period,” said Evans.

With two games left in the regular season the team is looking forward to playoffs. “Everyone plays hard and plays as a team,” said Evans.