Head Coach Rory Rost speaks to his players during a timeout. Photo Credit: Landin Chambers

Stettler Lightning prepare for playoffs against the Mountainview Colts

Bolts beat Ponoka 16-5 on Friday; fall 10-1 to Blackfalds on Sunday to close out the season

By Landin Chambers The Stettler Independent

HJHL North Division Quarter Final

Looking ahead to the best of three series that starts tonight in Didsbury, Head Coach Rory Rost feels it will be a good battle.

“We played them five or six times this year, and they’ve all been one goal games other than one, so we match up well.”

“They’re a little younger and speedy, so we need to match their speed in order to win. We’ll need a full commitment from all of our players if we’re going to find success.”

Stettler finished the season with 35 points in 36 games, for a record of 16-17-3. A bit of bad news for the Bolts as Kieran Rost is out for the playoffs with a shoulder injury, after a collision with a Ponoka player over the weekend.

Game 1 is tonight at 8:00 PM in Didsbury.

Game 2 is on Saturday, Feb 17th at 7:30 PM in Stettler.

Game 3 will be on Sunday, Feb 18th at 5:00 PM in Didsbury if necessary.

Elsewhere, the Red Deer Vipers and Airdrie Thunder have secured first round byes after finishing first and second in the North Division.

Blackfalds will face Ponoka as the 3rd and 6th seeds, while Mountainview and Stettler sit 4th and 5th in the division.



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