Lightning hope for turning point

Stettler Lightning seem to have found renewed confidence in the ability of the team to prevail with last Saturday’s 4-0 win over Rimbey in an away game.

Stettler Lightning seem to have found renewed confidence in the ability of the team to prevail with last Saturday’s 4-0 win over Rimbey in an away game.

With four back-to-back home games on the schedule until Dec. 11, coach Doug Smith hopes that they will be able to catch a winning streak

“We played very, very well as a whole team,” said Smith in reference to his team’s performance in Rimbey.

Steve Blacklock opened scoring for the Lightning in the first period to an assist from Jeff Kohut and scored the first goal of the third period again, this time acting on a pass from Adam McDavid.

Tyson Glazier scored the third goal within a minute of Blacklock’s second point and Robb David sealed the deal in the seventh minute of the third period.

Coach Smith said their redesigned defensive played had helped greatly in preventing the Rimbey side from scoring.

“We went to net very hard in that hockey game and we went there very often,” he said of the offensive effort.

“It was good to see that we were strong in the areas where we had to improve,” said Smith.

“Hopefully this could be something of a turning point.”

The win over Rimbey came after a demoralizing 11-0 loss to Blackfalds on Saturday, Nov. 24 when the hosts dominated the rink throughout the game.

The Lightning now play Ponoka on Friday, Dec. 4 and Coaldale the next day at the Stettler Recreation Center.

The Lightning will then host Rimbey on Dec. 8 and Blackfalds on Dec. 11.

In the standings, the Lightning sit at third in the division of five with six wins and 10 losses.

At the top, Blackfalds maintain an enviable record of 15 wins and one loss while the second place Red Deer Vipers have 11 wins and four losses.

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