Lightning sweep Ponoka in home-and-home series

The Stettler Lightning are off to a 2-0 start halfway through their Heritage Junior Hockey League pre-season schedule.

Rookie defenceman Steven Fletcher of the Stettler Lightning carries the puck out of his zone Friday night during Stettler’s 9-3 win over the Ponoka Stampeders in Heritage Junior Hockey League pre-season action in Stettler. It was the first game of the exhibition season for Stettler

The Stettler Lightning are off to a 2-0 start halfway through their Heritage Junior Hockey League pre-season schedule.

The Lightning took both ends of a home-and-home series with the Ponoka Stampeders last weekend, winning 9-3 at the Stettler Recreation Centre on Friday night and blanking the Stampeders 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in Ponoka.

Doug Blacklock and Jacob Schwarzenberger each scored two goals in Friday’s game, which saw the Lightning take a 6-1 lead into the third period.

The other Stettler scorers were Wyatt Haustein, Lyle Wooden, Wayne Twidale, Tyson Glazier and Blake Frechette.

Coleman Waddell and Mack Schell split the goaltending duties for Stettler.

In Sunday’s game, Josh McCallum and fellow hometown goaltender Jeff Skaley shared the shutout.

The lone Stettler scorer was Schwarzenberger, who cashed in on a power play five minutes into the game, with Frechette earning an assist.

The Lightning resume pre-season action tonight in Didsbury against the Mountainview Colts, before hosting the Colts at 6 p.m. Sunday in Stettler.

The regular season begins Sept. 22.

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