Lightning lose two games by combined three goals

Head coach Rory Rost says offense looking much better for Bolts

The Stettler junior B Lighting agonized over two lost games last weekend, games that were lost only by a combined three goals.

Head coach Rory Rost said both home games were close decisions, starting with the Lightning’s game vs. the Red Deer Vipers Fri., Oct. 20 at the SRC.

The final score against Red Deer was 9-7, and Rost said he was satisfied with the Bolts’ offensive output. He noted Red Deer is considered to be one of the top teams in the Heritage league, and to score seven goals on them, with their best goalie in net, was no mean feat.

Rost said the Lightning had a bit of a slow start, with Red Deer jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Then the Lightning started their comeback. He said the coaching staff was impressed with the Lightning’s goal-scoring, with leaders like captain Dylan Houston notching multiple goals in the game

The coaching staff has been encouraging the spread of scoring through the entire team. But he said the Lightning have to play better in their own end noted Rost.

“It’ll come,” he said. “It’s just a matter of time.”

The next evening the SRC was the scene of an extremely close loss for the Lightning.

The visiting Airdrie Thunder and the Bolts had a 6-6 tie. Rost said Stettler pulled the goalie and tried to get as much pressure on as possible but lost in over time. Coming up, the Lighting have home games Oct. 27 vs. the Strathmore Wheatland Kings and the Mountainview Colts Nov. 4. Game time for both is 7:30 p.m. at the SRC.

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