Ponoka Stampeders

Stampeders Kodan Smallboy, right, looks to hit a streaking Bailey Nesbitt as he heads toward the Rocky goal during action in the first period Feb. 9. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

League ruling keeping Stamps out of playoffs

Ponoka still out despite Rocky using suspended player in game

 

Stampeders Ryan Harder watches his rebound skip past him after this excellent second period scoring chance against Mountainview in the 6-1 home loss Feb. 16 as teammate Kieran Bulloch looks on. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Stamps ran off by Colts in opening round

Ponoka’s season concludes with series sweep at the hands of Mountainview

 

Looking for an opening: Ponoka’s Steven Strizich looks for a way in to score Feb. 8 in Ponoka versus Coaldale Copperheads. This was the last game of the regular season for the Stamps who lost 3-2 and now are set to play in the first round of playoffs. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampeders play last game of regular season

The Stampeders lost to the Coaldale Copperheads and set sights on playoffs

 

Ponoka Stampeders zero for two against Stettler Lightning

Ponoka Stampeders zero for two against Stettler Lightning

Stamps prepare for Sunday home game against the Cochrane Generals

Ponoka Stampeders zero for two against Stettler Lightning
Seth Eckert from the Stampeders lets a shot go that gets deflected by a Mountainview Colts defender during action in a rough, penalty-filled middle stanza in Ponoka Jan. 2. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Stampeders fall in New Year’s return against Mountainview

Penalty-filled affair dragged on to 6-1 loss for hosts, Stamps to send one to all-star game

Seth Eckert from the Stampeders lets a shot go that gets deflected by a Mountainview Colts defender during action in a rough, penalty-filled middle stanza in Ponoka Jan. 2. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
The Ponoka Stampeders roster is enjoying the holiday break, but head coach Matt Williams is confident they will be right back on track when they hit the ice again Jan. 2 at home to Mountainview. File photo

Stamps limp into break, second half of season looks good

Past performance shows head coach Ponoka club can compete with almost everyone

The Ponoka Stampeders roster is enjoying the holiday break, but head coach Matt Williams is confident they will be right back on track when they hit the ice again Jan. 2 at home to Mountainview. File photo
Stamps Braden Klessens fires a shot at the Colts goal that winds up being defected wide on this rush in the third period Dec. 8. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Slow start to third was the difference for Stampeders

Ponoka falls to Mountainview after quick pair of goals in less then two minutes

Stamps Braden Klessens fires a shot at the Colts goal that winds up being defected wide on this rush in the third period Dec. 8. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Ponoka’s Braden Klessens gets tied up in front of the Three Hills net during action Nov. 28, with the Stamps pulling out the overtime win. ***We have corrected the name of the player in this photo. We apologize for the error.*** Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Two overtime victories for the Ponoka Stampeders

Local junior squad resilient in pair of extra time contests this past week

Ponoka’s Braden Klessens gets tied up in front of the Three Hills net during action Nov. 28, with the Stamps pulling out the overtime win. ***We have corrected the name of the player in this photo. We apologize for the error.*** Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka Stampeders grind forward in season

Ponoka Stampeders grind forward in season

Stamps take two wins at home during weekend games

Ponoka Stampeders grind forward in season
A way in: Stampeders’ Kobe Smallman had a way in to make an attempt on the Flyers’ goalie, early on in the first period, but was unable to score. The Stamps have a weekend set at home coming up with the Nov. 24 game against the Three Hills Thrasher and the Strathmore Wheat Kings on Nov. 25.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampeders looking for a win

The Stamps played two games at home last week

A way in: Stampeders’ Kobe Smallman had a way in to make an attempt on the Flyers’ goalie, early on in the first period, but was unable to score. The Stamps have a weekend set at home coming up with the Nov. 24 game against the Three Hills Thrasher and the Strathmore Wheat Kings on Nov. 25.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka’s Kobe Smallman chases after a Blackfalds defender with the puck during action in the third period Oct. 24, where the Stampeders would give up a 2-1 lead late then fall in the shootout. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka Stampeders young guns beginning to catch on

Williams happy with progress so far and looking forward to more to come

Ponoka’s Kobe Smallman chases after a Blackfalds defender with the puck during action in the third period Oct. 24, where the Stampeders would give up a 2-1 lead late then fall in the shootout. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Stamps Kieran Bulloch lets a shot go at the Stettler goal while being harassed by a pair of defenders in the middle stanza. He would later score to put Ponoka on the board Oct. 10 on the way to getting the club’s first win of the season, 3-2. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka’s junior B squad making progress as team begins to gel

Stampeders dump archrival in overtime, post huge comeback win on the road

Stamps Kieran Bulloch lets a shot go at the Stettler goal while being harassed by a pair of defenders in the middle stanza. He would later score to put Ponoka on the board Oct. 10 on the way to getting the club’s first win of the season, 3-2. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Stampeders’ Kirby Buffalo looks for an inside pass against the Medicine Hat Cubs Sept. 22 at home. The Stamps played a solid first period but ended up losing 5-1. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Stampeders take on Medicine Hat

The Stamps played a solid first period but ended up losing 5-1.

Stampeders’ Kirby Buffalo looks for an inside pass against the Medicine Hat Cubs Sept. 22 at home. The Stamps played a solid first period but ended up losing 5-1. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Stampeders’ goaltender Brandon Clark sends this Okotoks Bison on a brief flight in the third period after charging hard and successfully clearing the puck from his own zone. It was one of the few highlights in a disappointing loss to open the season for the Stamps. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka Stampeders find season opener a learning experience

Stamps blanked 10-0 by Okotoks, young players somewhat shocked by level of play

Stampeders’ goaltender Brandon Clark sends this Okotoks Bison on a brief flight in the third period after charging hard and successfully clearing the puck from his own zone. It was one of the few highlights in a disappointing loss to open the season for the Stamps. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Unlike this game from last month, the Ponoka Stampeders were not able to earn a victory against Blackfalds on Feb. 14 in the opening game of their first round playoff series, falling 8-1. Game two, slated for tomorrow night (puck drop 8:45 p.m. in Ponoka, is a must win for the Stamps in the best-of-three series. File photo

Ponoka Stampeders in need of win to extend playoff run

Stamps looking for support on and off the ice as they host Blackfalds in Game 2 Friday night

Unlike this game from last month, the Ponoka Stampeders were not able to earn a victory against Blackfalds on Feb. 14 in the opening game of their first round playoff series, falling 8-1. Game two, slated for tomorrow night (puck drop 8:45 p.m. in Ponoka, is a must win for the Stamps in the best-of-three series. File photo
Stampeders’ Taite Opdendries has full puck control Feb. 7 against a Mountainview Colts player. The Stamps lost 5-2 but are still in the playoffs.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Stampeders ready to take on Blackfalds

The Stamps play their first in the best of three series Feb. 14

Stampeders’ Taite Opdendries has full puck control Feb. 7 against a Mountainview Colts player. The Stamps lost 5-2 but are still in the playoffs.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
The Ponoka Stampeders are hoping to carry over their great play from last month into this final week and on into the playoffs.                                File photo

Maintaining the momentum key to Ponoka Stampeders making a playoff run

Stamps change in attitude, tactics key for junior club hoping to progress forward

The Ponoka Stampeders are hoping to carry over their great play from last month into this final week and on into the playoffs.                                File photo
Stamps’ Kieran Bulloch looks for an opening Jan. 24 during a home game against the Mountanview Colts. Ponoka ended up winning its two games of the week.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Two wins for the Ponoka Stampeders help them in the standings

The Heritage Junior B Hockey League team had a strong week at home

Stamps’ Kieran Bulloch looks for an opening Jan. 24 during a home game against the Mountanview Colts. Ponoka ended up winning its two games of the week.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Pierce Sorensen goes hard to the front of Blackfalds goal in the second period Jan. 21, but has his shot denied in a hard-fought battle between the rivals that Ponoka would take 4-3 in a shootout. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka Stampeders streaking upward as playoffs loom

Ponoka junior hockey club has strong weekend with three victories

Pierce Sorensen goes hard to the front of Blackfalds goal in the second period Jan. 21, but has his shot denied in a hard-fought battle between the rivals that Ponoka would take 4-3 in a shootout. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Ponoka Stampeders’ Taite Opdendries and Jordan Sears look for an opening Jan. 13 at home against Stettler Lightning. The Stamps managed a 6-5 win against Stettler. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Stampeders post one win, one loss over weekend

Both games were close against Stettler Lightning and Airdrie Thunder

Ponoka Stampeders’ Taite Opdendries and Jordan Sears look for an opening Jan. 13 at home against Stettler Lightning. The Stamps managed a 6-5 win against Stettler. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye