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.

Just Posted

G3 eyes Stettler for primary grain elevator

Public open house set for Thursday

RCMP ask public’s help in finding trailer stolen from Castor Bottle Depot

Along side of trailer are words ‘Squirrel Creek’ in small yellow letters

Stettler RCMP aims to improve safety

Participates in Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Symposium in Camrose

Round bale falls off truck, hits a semi on Hwy 21

RCMP ask public for any dash cam video from Nov. 10 near Camrose

First Nation marks ‘milestone’ land deal at Alberta ceremony

Lubicon Lake First Nation Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan signed treaty last month

Black Panther claw, Power Rangers blade among 2018’s ‘worst toys,’ safety group says

The World Against Toys Causing Harm organized announced its 46th annual list in Boston on Tuesday

UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP arrest man involved in fatal hit and run

RCMP flew to Nipawin, Sask. to arrest Tosh Vertraeten

What now for Calgary, Canada and Olympic Games after 2026 rejection?

Calgary, along with the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., made Canada a player in the international sport community

Naked man arrested for impaired driving

The man allegedly fled the scene of a collision wearing only a sheet. Plus other Ponoka RCMP briefs

Sex-misconduct survey excludes vulnerable military members: Survivors’ group

But It’s Just 700 says recent research has shown young military members and those on training are among those most at risk for sexual violence

Many child killers have been placed in Indigenous healing lodges according to stats

As of mid-September, there were 11 offenders in healing lodges who had been convicted of first- or second-degree murder of a minor

Expect no quick end to Canada-wide cannabis shortages, producers warn

Provinces including British Columbia, Alberta have all reported varying degrees of shortages

Canada Post strike having ‘critical’ impact on retailers, eBay tells PM

Canada Post says it is now facing an unprecedented backlog of shipments, largely as a result of strikes

Most Read