It was a very busy and productive weekend on the ice for the Ponoka Peewee A Elks hockey club.
The Elks continued their pre-season schedule with three games in three days over the weekend.
They hung on to defeat Stettler Storm 6-5 on Friday night, Oct. 9, at the Ponoka arena, then scored a 10-3 blowout at home Saturday, Oct. 10, over Big Valley/Delburne before falling one goal short to lose 6-5 Sunday, Oct. 11, in Sedgewick.
Head coach Jeff Jones felt the players worked really well together for the most part during all three games.
“The team did work really well on their forecheck in each game and made progress every game and every time they stepped onto the ice,” said Jones.
“The only thing on Sunday was we started out slow, but got much better in the second and third. However, it wasn’t enough in the end.”
As the pre-season is designed to select which tier each team will play their regular season in, Jones anticipates the Elks will be placed into Tier II, but added its tough to know just how the rest of the pre-season will go.
Jones added one thing he needs to get his club to work on at practice is getting better at playing their positions in both ends of the rink.
The Elks are on the road this Saturday, Oct. 17 in Sundre as the pre-season continues.