Lightning seek win in Blackfalds

Stettler Lightning lost 3-2 to Ponoka last Wednesday, Nov. 18 in a game which head coach Doug Smith said “was not a surprise”.

Stettler Lightning lost 3-2 to Ponoka last Wednesday, Nov. 18 in a game which head coach Doug Smith said “was not a surprise”.

“It’s the old scenario of not taking advantage of the opportunities when we have them is the best way to sum it up, I guess,” said Smith of the closely missed game, during which a goal scored by the Lightning was not accepted by the referees.

Ponoka scored all three goals in the second period with the Lightning responding with one goal in the second period with Cody Smitten and another one in the third with Clayton Herzog.

Coach Smith said although they had chances to take an early lead in the first period, “we just let Ponoka hang around and hang around and when they scored a couple of goals we had to play the game to catch up.”

He said the goal that was not counted in had also had a negative impact on the team.

“We were just a little tired after all the games we played,” Smith said in reference to his overall assessment of the situation of the team.

The Lightning have now entered a slower pace in their Heritage Junior B League fixture.

After almost a week-long break, the Lightning were scheduled to play a road game on Tuesday, Nov. 24 against Blackfalds as the Independent went to press.

Although Blackfalds is generally acknowledged to be a stronger team, coach Smith expressed confident in his players’ ability to do the job.

“We play better against better teams,” he said.

“whichever team we play against, there is always the possibility of a win.”

The Lightning currently sits at the third place in the northern division of the league wit five wins, nine losses and one tie.

The first-place Blackfalds Ford Wranglers have a single loss and second place Red Deer Vipers have four.

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