Stampeders lose to Airdrie Thunder

It was all “déjà vu” on Sunday, Dec.8 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex, where Ponoka’s representatives in the Junior Hockey

Kwyn Heibert sends the puck to the Thunders’ net shoveling through between the legs of the goalie as the single point of Stampeders during last Sunday’s home game.

It was all “déjà vu” on Sunday, Dec.8 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex, where Ponoka’s representatives in the Junior Hockey League hosted and lost to visitors in a rough but lopsided game.

Airdrie Thunder, who sit just one notch up the Stampeders in the Northern Division, left Ponoka with an 8-1 win under their belt with the hosts still in search of a point in the table of standings.

The Thunder controlled the puck throughout the game with some three fourths of the game period having it in possession, skating and dribbling faster than the home boys.

The scoring started as early as four minutes into the game and continued until the end with last point for the visitors put on the scoreboard just two minutes from time.

In the game which was once again dominated by defensive errors on the part of the local boys, Ponoka’s only goal came from Kwyn Hiebert in the fifth minute of the third period, but it was not enough to fire-up Ponoka offense to do more.

The loss on Sunday followed another defeat at the hands of Blackfalds Wranglers on Tuesday, Dec. 3. In that game Tyson Crampain scored for Stampeders.

Christmas fundraising by Stampeders

Looking forward, Ponoka boys will have an away game on Friday, Dec. 13 in Didsbury against Mountainview and will host the Southern Division leaders Okotoks Bisons the next day, Dec. 14.

Stampeders management is appealing to hockey fans and townsfolk to watch that game at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex on Saturday as the proceeds from the 50-50 draw that night will be evenly divided between Ponoka Food Bank and Santa Anonymous.

 

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