Ponoka Minor Hockey

Ponoka Minor Hockey ready for a return

Ponoka Minor Hockey ready for a return

No timeline for games, but hope is to be on the ice in a month

 

Ponoka’s Matias Czapp gets by the Clive defence and fires this shot on goal, but the goaltender managed to get his body on it during second period play Jan. 24 Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Peewee Stamps just miss tournament title

Squad falls in final to strong team from Calgary

 

Ponoka midget Levi Busat pushed back to keep control of the puck March 15 in the first of three series playoffs game. Ponoka forced a third game but lost 3-2 in a close match-up.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka midgets lose in best of three playoffs

The series was a close one with Edson squeaking a win

 

Ponoka’s Levi Busat tries to send a pass to Emett Norn in the slot during action in the second period against Redwater in the opening game of their semi-final series. Ponoka would win the game 10-5 and go on to take the series by seven goals. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka midget squad set to face Edson in league final

Stampeders offensive outbursts lift squad over Redwater in semi-final series

Ponoka’s Levi Busat tries to send a pass to Emett Norn in the slot during action in the second period against Redwater in the opening game of their semi-final series. Ponoka would win the game 10-5 and go on to take the series by seven goals. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
PHOTOS: Celebrating Ponoka’s novice hockey teams

PHOTOS: Celebrating Ponoka’s novice hockey teams

The teams held a tournament recently and had a fun time as well

PHOTOS: Celebrating Ponoka’s novice hockey teams
Lacoka bantam goalie Emma O’Brien and player Cali Gulka keep a close eye on the puck Feb. 6 during a provincial playdowns game against Red Deer. The team tied but it was not enough to make it to the next round. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka clubs struggle in provincial playoffs

Alberta Hockey provincials might be a long shot, the regular season coming to a close this weekend

Lacoka bantam goalie Emma O’Brien and player Cali Gulka keep a close eye on the puck Feb. 6 during a provincial playdowns game against Red Deer. The team tied but it was not enough to make it to the next round. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
PHOTOS: Ponoka midget Stampeders take on Redwater

PHOTOS: Ponoka midget Stampeders take on Redwater

The Ponoka team played a solid game tying it 5-5

PHOTOS: Ponoka midget Stampeders take on Redwater
Ponoka hockey squads prep for provincial playoffs

Ponoka hockey squads prep for provincial playoffs

One Stampeders team is in, rest hoping for success

Ponoka hockey squads prep for provincial playoffs
Ponoka’s Jaiden Bandet goes hard to the Calmar net, but is tied up and unable to finish off on this first period scoring opportunity Jan. 5. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka’s bantam team battles through tough weekend games

Team makes huge comeback to earn a point, then get tuckered out

Ponoka’s Jaiden Bandet goes hard to the Calmar net, but is tied up and unable to finish off on this first period scoring opportunity Jan. 5. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Eli Richter of the atom McDonalds Stampeders tries to get the loose puck that the Kneehill goalie and defenders can’t find during A-division action in Ponoka’s atom tournament Dec. 7 to 9. The local squad lost this game 13-3. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka’s Vantage Physio atom squad captures host tournament

Stampeders beat rival Rimbey for title, Ponoka’s A-division team doesn’t make final

Eli Richter of the atom McDonalds Stampeders tries to get the loose puck that the Kneehill goalie and defenders can’t find during A-division action in Ponoka’s atom tournament Dec. 7 to 9. The local squad lost this game 13-3. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Moose battle: Ponoka’s Wyatt Avery looks to get this shot off versus Maskwacis Nov. 23 during a tournament game, that was also counted in the league standings. The Moose won 8-3 and went on to defeat an Edmonton team in the tournament final. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Moose host four-team tournament

Ponoka’s bantam team took on Edmonton, Maskwacis and Stony Plain over the weekend

Moose battle: Ponoka’s Wyatt Avery looks to get this shot off versus Maskwacis Nov. 23 during a tournament game, that was also counted in the league standings. The Moose won 8-3 and went on to defeat an Edmonton team in the tournament final. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
More Ponoka Minor Hockey teams drop the puck on the pre-season

More Ponoka Minor Hockey teams drop the puck on the pre-season

All of the teams in the Northern Alberta Interlock finally off and running in game action

More Ponoka Minor Hockey teams drop the puck on the pre-season
Youngest age groups driving numbers for Ponoka Minor Hockey

Youngest age groups driving numbers for Ponoka Minor Hockey

Initiation through to atom divisions each fielding two teams as season starts later this year

Youngest age groups driving numbers for Ponoka Minor Hockey
PHOTOS: Buster at the Ponoka Stampede

PHOTOS: Buster at the Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Minor Hockey mascot gets out to meet and greet Stampede goers

PHOTOS: Buster at the Ponoka Stampede
The Lacoka midget squad performed admirably at the B provincials in Lac La Biche on the weekend, finishing second in their pool then falling in their semi-final to the defending provincial champs. Photo submitted

Ponoka’s midget hockey clubs unable to reach for a provincial title

Laocka Warriors fall in semi-final, midget Wolves go winless in pool play

The Lacoka midget squad performed admirably at the B provincials in Lac La Biche on the weekend, finishing second in their pool then falling in their semi-final to the defending provincial champs. Photo submitted
Colts close out the year: Ponoka Minor Hockey’s youngest team, the Hulk Venture Colts, closed out their successful season March 25 with a fun game and then wind up. This was the first year of the new Colts program that aims to give younger kids into the sport at an early age. Pictured in the photo are (back row, left to right) coaches Sean Ingram and Justin Kelly. Middle row: Sloane Kelly, Emmett Johnson, Gus Loveseth, Charlie Scabar, Hadyn Dennis, Branden Lawrence, Charlie Hawiuk, Khloe McKnight and Hayden Behm. Front: Brock Kelly, Taylor Ingram, Karly Nikiforuk, Cora Nikiforuk, Ella Knievel and Locklyn Kocyba. Missing are Kaeden Britton, Karson Jevne, Dierks Lang, Leeiyah Okeymaw-Baptiste. Photo submitted

PHOTO: Ponoka Colts finish off their minor hockey season

Ponoka Minor Hockey’s youngest team capped off the year with a fun send off

  • Mar 26, 2018
Colts close out the year: Ponoka Minor Hockey’s youngest team, the Hulk Venture Colts, closed out their successful season March 25 with a fun game and then wind up. This was the first year of the new Colts program that aims to give younger kids into the sport at an early age. Pictured in the photo are (back row, left to right) coaches Sean Ingram and Justin Kelly. Middle row: Sloane Kelly, Emmett Johnson, Gus Loveseth, Charlie Scabar, Hadyn Dennis, Branden Lawrence, Charlie Hawiuk, Khloe McKnight and Hayden Behm. Front: Brock Kelly, Taylor Ingram, Karly Nikiforuk, Cora Nikiforuk, Ella Knievel and Locklyn Kocyba. Missing are Kaeden Britton, Karson Jevne, Dierks Lang, Leeiyah Okeymaw-Baptiste. Photo submitted
Lacoka Warriors Racheal Wood, left, and Ivy Woolf get ready to celebrate as they watch Jaymee Klinger’s point shot, the eventual game winner, hit the top corner past the Rocky Mountain House goaltender March 5 in a 3-1 win in the provincial zone final. The Warriors won the series with a 5-1 victory the next night. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Grand trip for tournament was an epic experience for Lacoka midget squad

Girls from Ponoka, Lacombe area take in sights, sounds of Toronto while winning bronze

Lacoka Warriors Racheal Wood, left, and Ivy Woolf get ready to celebrate as they watch Jaymee Klinger’s point shot, the eventual game winner, hit the top corner past the Rocky Mountain House goaltender March 5 in a 3-1 win in the provincial zone final. The Warriors won the series with a 5-1 victory the next night. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Ponoka’s atom McDonalds team poses after winning one of their Atom C provincials games last weekend in Spirit River. The team walked away with a 1-2-0 record. In the picture (not in order) are: Rylan Owen, Jestin Jacklin, Lennon Buffalo, Mckalum Senft, Matias Czapp, Isabelle Duguay, Berkley Williams, Kian McLean, Sean MacLaren, Lucas Busat, Kavan Flewelling. Also in the photo are coaches Dallas Williams, Gary MacLaren and Lee McCarty. Coaches not in the photo are Mike Senft and Doug Palamarchuk.Photo submitted

Provincials proved challenging for Ponoka’s atom McDonalds

The team left provincials with a win and a strong spirit of teamwork

Ponoka’s atom McDonalds team poses after winning one of their Atom C provincials games last weekend in Spirit River. The team walked away with a 1-2-0 record. In the picture (not in order) are: Rylan Owen, Jestin Jacklin, Lennon Buffalo, Mckalum Senft, Matias Czapp, Isabelle Duguay, Berkley Williams, Kian McLean, Sean MacLaren, Lucas Busat, Kavan Flewelling. Also in the photo are coaches Dallas Williams, Gary MacLaren and Lee McCarty. Coaches not in the photo are Mike Senft and Doug Palamarchuk.Photo submitted
Karlee Feragen with the Lacoka peewee club sees her shot blocked by an Innisfail player in the opening frame last Friday night. The game would go late into the third overtime before Innisfail prevailed Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Playoffs for Ponoka translates into a long hockey weekend

Couple of teams moving on, one more Ponoka team off to provincials

Karlee Feragen with the Lacoka peewee club sees her shot blocked by an Innisfail player in the opening frame last Friday night. The game would go late into the third overtime before Innisfail prevailed Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Ponoka’s Mighty Mites Blake Zinter goes in for the shot hoping to capitalize on a goal Feb. 25 during the Mighty Mites home tourney. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka’s Mighty Mites enjoy a fun home tourney

A total of six teams converge on Ponoka Minor Hockey’s young team

Ponoka’s Mighty Mites Blake Zinter goes in for the shot hoping to capitalize on a goal Feb. 25 during the Mighty Mites home tourney. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye