Ponoka Minor Hockey

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
Vantage Physiotherapy atom B, seen here early in the season, is one of a few Ponoka teams still in contention to represent Zone 4 at their various Hockey Alberta provincial championships next month. File photo

Provincial titles remain a hope for a few Ponoka hockey clubs

Provincial championship tournaments slated for March still in sight for some Ponoka teams

Vantage Physiotherapy atom B, seen here early in the season, is one of a few Ponoka teams still in contention to represent Zone 4 at their various Hockey Alberta provincial championships next month. File photo
Wedins Warriors Dennis Willis looks to chase down this loose puck as he is checked by a Lacombe player in the neutral zone in their opening game Feb. 2.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka novice squads stand on top at hockey tournament

Strand Storm take championship title, Wedins Warriors capture consolation

Wedins Warriors Dennis Willis looks to chase down this loose puck as he is checked by a Lacombe player in the neutral zone in their opening game Feb. 2.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer
A pair of Lacoka midget girls watch from in front of the Irma net as the shot from the point sails wide during action in the third period in the 5-1 exhibition loss Saturday. The girls would lose 3-1 the next day in a league game versus Whitecourt. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Long break results in two Lacoka losses

Ponoka-based midget girls squad unable to get over lengthy time away from the rink

A pair of Lacoka midget girls watch from in front of the Irma net as the shot from the point sails wide during action in the third period in the 5-1 exhibition loss Saturday. The girls would lose 3-1 the next day in a league game versus Whitecourt. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Ponoka’s Ashton Bandet, of the bantam Moose finds a way through the Bashaw Stars’ defense Dec. 17 during a home game. Ponoka managed a 3-1 win against Bashaw. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-=Kaye

Ponoka’s bantam Moose take a win at home

Ponoka defeated the Bashaw Stars Dec. 17 in a close contest.

Ponoka’s Ashton Bandet, of the bantam Moose finds a way through the Bashaw Stars’ defense Dec. 17 during a home game. Ponoka managed a 3-1 win against Bashaw. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-=Kaye
Ponoka’s Tristan Johnson slides the puck in the yawning cage to open the scoring against Sherwood Park Dec. 9 in what would wind up as a 6-3 win. The Wolves would later fall in the semi before taking the third place game the next day. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka midgets walk off with third in home tourney

Local team steps up against stiff competition during up and down tournament

Ponoka’s Tristan Johnson slides the puck in the yawning cage to open the scoring against Sherwood Park Dec. 9 in what would wind up as a 6-3 win. The Wolves would later fall in the semi before taking the third place game the next day. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Former NHLer Harry York to help town celebrate

Former NHLer Harry York to help town celebrate

Ponoka celebretes Canada 150 with free skating Dec. 10

Former NHLer Harry York to help town celebrate
Lacoka Warriors Chloe Wilton drives to the outside in attempting to get around the Maskwacis defender during the opening frame of the club’s 8-1 win Nov. 25 in their home tournament. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Lacoka Warriors battle hard in home tournament

Ponoka’s bantam female hockey club fall in tournament final

Lacoka Warriors Chloe Wilton drives to the outside in attempting to get around the Maskwacis defender during the opening frame of the club’s 8-1 win Nov. 25 in their home tournament. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Bashaw Star’s Ty Heisler looks to find a gap among Ponoka Vantage Physiotherapy atom player Alex Wildeboer. Played Nov. 19 in Ponoka, the Stars lost a close game 5-3. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka’s atom 2 takes on the Bashaw Stars

Ponoka defeated the Stars atom squad in a relatively close 5-3 finish

Bashaw Star’s Ty Heisler looks to find a gap among Ponoka Vantage Physiotherapy atom player Alex Wildeboer. Played Nov. 19 in Ponoka, the Stars lost a close game 5-3. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
This newspaper clipping from 1951 shows members of the Ponoka Moose executive after they received their charter in February 1951. Pictured seated (l-r): Wilfred Turner

Ponoka Moose bring decades of dedication to community

Ever since the Ponoka Moose Chapter 1633 received its charter in February 1951, the group has brought benefits to the community.

This newspaper clipping from 1951 shows members of the Ponoka Moose executive after they received their charter in February 1951. Pictured seated (l-r): Wilfred Turner
The 16-60 hockey league has approved Ponoka Minor Hockey to join its league next season although there are a few details to be sorted out for the local association.

Hockey league for Ponoka yet to be settled

There will be a league to play in for Ponoka Minor Hockey teams, it just isn’t known which one yet.

The 16-60 hockey league has approved Ponoka Minor Hockey to join its league next season although there are a few details to be sorted out for the local association.
This talented Elkhorn Baseball team of the 1920s played in district league and tournament action around Ponoka and throughout the Province. Shown from left to right are

Ponoka was a hot spot for early sports teams

Ponoka News' Reflections highlights the early sports teams of the day.

This talented Elkhorn Baseball team of the 1920s played in district league and tournament action around Ponoka and throughout the Province. Shown from left to right are
Mandatory changes to limit the ice size for games are coming to hockey’s youngest age category

Ponoka minor hockey unsure about Initiation direction

Even though Ponoka Minor Hockey knew mandatory changes were coming, there remains uncertainty about just how these will be implemented.

Mandatory changes to limit the ice size for games are coming to hockey’s youngest age category
Taking one for the team: Atom McDonald’s Trace Tonneson works to defend his team’s net Feb. 18 during an exhibition game against Blackfalds. The team ended up losing a close 5-4 game.

PHOTO: Hockey action gets heated for Ponoka Minor Hockey players

Ponoka Minor Hockey teams are closing out the season with a couple teams left in it for provincials playdowns.

Taking one for the team: Atom McDonald’s Trace Tonneson works to defend his team’s net Feb. 18 during an exhibition game against Blackfalds. The team ended up losing a close 5-4 game.
Letters

The bad side of minor hockey: from a Ponoka News reader

Ponoka News reader speaks to the kids in minor hockey and how the bad side of the sport can come out.

  • Feb 1, 2017
Letters
Danica Polson of the Lacoka Midgets has this scoring chance thwarted by the Endmoor goaltender

Ponoka minor hockey measures the good and the bad

A busy weekend of minor hockey brought mixed results for Ponoka teams.

Danica Polson of the Lacoka Midgets has this scoring chance thwarted by the Endmoor goaltender
Reaching: Ponoka’s Atom Quality Paint/McDonald’s players fight to grab the puck out of the Lacombe Atom A Rockets team Friday

Busy weekend for Ponoka and area minor hockey

Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds Atom tier 2 team suffered a heavy 9-1 home game loss on Friday, Feb. 20

Reaching: Ponoka’s Atom Quality Paint/McDonald’s players fight to grab the puck out of the Lacombe Atom A Rockets team Friday

Ponoka minor hockey sees major wins over weekend

Ponoka Calnash Trucking Atom team trumped Stettler and more than doubled its opponents score in a 11-5 win on Feb. 14.

Challenging weekend for Ponoka minor hockey teams

Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds Atom team defeated the Red Deer Phone Experts 4-2 in a Saturday, Feb. 7 home game.

Game time: Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds player Josh David beat the opposing players to their net and makes the shot during the team’s Saturday Jan. 10 game. Ponoka beat Maskwacis 8-7.

Strong weekend for Ponoka minor hockey teams

Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds Atom team saw a successful weekend with two wins out of their two games.

Game time: Ponoka Quality Paint/McDonalds player Josh David beat the opposing players to their net and makes the shot during the team’s Saturday Jan. 10 game. Ponoka beat Maskwacis 8-7.