Two games and two losses to the Mountainview Colts didn’t help the Ponoka Stampeders overall standings in the HeritageJunior league.
First up was at home Nov. 23 where the Stamps lost 7-2 despite holding on in the first. At the end of the first period theStamps were down 2-0, but players worked all sides of the rink to keep the points low. It was in the second period, however,that’s when the Colts’ strong offense started to wear down Ponoka.
By the end of the second, Ponoka was down 5-2. Stamps’ goals came from Toran Corbier, with an assist from Nate Higgins,who scored his own getting assists from Roenick Minde and Corbier.
Those were the only two goals of the game for Ponoka. The team ended up with 14 penalty minutes.
Their second game in Didsbury Nov. 25 proved a tougher challenge with the Colts winning 9-2. Higgins continued his points climb by scoring both of the team’s goals. Brayden Wells and Minde tagged an assist on one with Corbier and Minde on the other. The Stamps took in 22 penalty minutes with one game misconduct included.
Goalie Carter Gendreau faced 44 shots on goal, missing out on nine.
The Stamps’ next home game is Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. against Airdrie Techmation Thunder.
Again at home Dec. 4 against the Red Deer Vipers, the team will host a fundraiser for Santa’s Anonymous. A fun mitts, scarves and sock toss will be featured during the fundraiser.
For the Dec. 7 home game against Stettler Lightning, the Stamps will host a fan appreciation night; the first 70 paid fans willreceive a special Stampeders souvenir.
Ponoka sits second-last in their division with 21 games played and 12 points followed by Three Hills with 19 games and 11points.