Stettler’s Bantam Storm girls won the league championship by overpowering Lacombe and Ponoka’s joint Lacoka team with a score of 2-1 on Tuesday, March 18 adding just another ring to the chain of minor hockey successes of Stettler teams.
Storm girls, having won the first game of the best-of-three series 5-2 on their home ice on Wednesday, March 12, started the game in Ponoka with a lot of confidence and scored the only goal of the first period in the 12th minute.
Lacoka defense tried hard not allow any more scoring and managed to keep the opponents’ lead at one through the end of the first period.
The second period saw intense efforts by the Lacoka girls to equalize but it was the Stettler girls who scored once more in the 12th minute opening up the lead to 2-0. Lacoka offense stepped up its attacks on the Stettler net after that and the effort resulted in a goal for the local girls in the 16th minute.
In the third period, there were moments of brilliant dribbling and passing as the hosts tried hard to bring equality to the scoreboard but the finishing touch never came and the local girls finished the season in the second place while Stettler team took the banner home.