The Ponoka Junior B Stampeders faced off against the Red Deer Vipers on Dec. 10 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex.
The game was dominated by the Vipers and the Stampeders ended up losing the game 11-2.
The Red Deer Vipers started strong in the game whipping in three goals in the first 14 minutes of the game. The Stampeders snuck in a goal after 15 minutes scored by Emery White and assisted by Dean Dion. They soon got another goal less than a minute after that scored by Dylan Buffalo, assisted by Curtis Pugh and Emery White.
The Vipers struck back with two more goals which ended the first period.
The Vipers overtook the Stampeders in the last two periods scoring two in the second period and four in the third period finishing the game with an 11-2 win.
There were four penalties in the first period of the game, three of which belonged to the Vipers. Four penalties took place in the second period, three of those from the Stampeders.
The third period had five penalties, three coming from the Stampeders.
On Dec. 13 the Ponoka Stampeders played against the Okotoks Bisons losing 9-3 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Centre. The Bisons scored the first goal of the game in the first three minutes. Ponoka Stampeders’ Kyle Kinley answered with a goal after seven minutes in the first period with help from Dylan Buffalo.
The Bisons came back with three goals ending the first period.
The Bisons came on strong in the second period scoring the first goal. Ponoka tried to keep up with a goal soon after made by Kelsey Russell, assisted by Andrew Walker and Travis Kirchner.
The Okotoks Bisons scored again before the end of the second period.
The ninth goal of the game belonged to the Bisons in the third period. The team scored another one soon after. The Stampeders put one in the net at 10 minutes in the period made by Kyle Kinley, assisted by Joseph Potts.
The Bisons ended the game with another goal for a win of 9-2.
The Ponoka Junior B Stampeders will be playing their next game in Blackfalds against the Blackfald Ford Wranglers on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.