Stampeders support more than hockey, ice and sticks

The junior B Stampeders hockey team is hoping to fill seats at the ice rink Dec. 16 and bring in money for the Ponoka Food Bank

Stampeder Jordan Duthie fights off a Blackfalds Ford Wrangler player Dec.2 during a rough game that left Ponoka with a 11-1 loss.

Stampeder Jordan Duthie fights off a Blackfalds Ford Wrangler player Dec.2 during a rough game that left Ponoka with a 11-1 loss.

By Jasmine Franklin.

The junior B Stampeders hockey team is hoping to fill seats at the ice rink Dec. 16 and bring in money for the Ponoka Food Bank.

Half of the proceeds from the Dec.16 home game against the Rimbey Rock will go toward the food bank and cash donations will also be accepted, said assistant manager Deanna French.

But that’s not all the charity work the team has participated in. For a game scheduled Dec.4 in Stettler coach and general manager Randy Rook sent an email to all the Stampeders calling on them to bring at least one food item each for Stettler’s stuff-a-truck event.

“It’s a good idea to help out no matter where it is,” said Rook in an email to the team.

In a Dec. 2 game, the Stampeders were defeated 11-1 by the Blackfalds Ford Wranglers. Rook said the officiating of the game was leaning against the Stampeders.

The team’s travel plans for a Stettler game were cancelled Dec. 4 after a snow storm made roads difficult to travel.

The Stampeders’ next home game is Dec. 16 at 7:45 p.m. From Jan. 9 to 27 the team has a string of seven home games scheduled.