Stettler Lightning score 21 goals in three games

Bolts defeat three Hills 7-4, Mountainview 7-1 over week

The Stettler junior B Lightning are certainly refining their scoring touch, especially overt the past three games as they notched 21 goals in three games.

The scoring frenzy began at home Dec. 12 as the Bolts hosted the Three Hills Thrashers, one of the teams in the Heritage league with the fewest wins.

Lightning head coach Rory Rost said even though the Bolts recorded a 7-4 win in front of the hometown crowd, he feels the game should have progressed better. Rost said the Lightning were being a little selfish, and not moving the puck around the way they’ve been taught. He said players were trying to do everything themselves instead of getting their teammates involved.

But he said a win is a win, especially in the Heritage Junior B League, where parity is everything. “At the end of the night we got a win and we needed that win,” said Rost.

Friday, Dec. 15 the Lightning were on the road to face a tough Airdrie team. The Bolts lost a close 8-7 decision. Rost said it didn’t look good early on, as the Lightning were down 6-1, then 7-1, but the Bolts didn’t give up and scored a couple goals to get back into it.

By the third period the Lightning were within one goal of tying up but ran out of time.

He said the team dug a big hole early on by letting Airdrie get so far ahead, and any team that faces a 6-1 lead is making things tough on themselves.

The Bolts obviously didn’t let that close loss demoralize them, as the very next night they were back on home ice, back scoring goals and back to winning as they beat the visiting Mountainview Colts 7-1.

Rost said it could have gone worse, as the Lightning were losing some races for loose pucks, but the Lightning lived up to their name by the second period and started using their speed to blast the visiting Colts. Rost said the game turned “when we started skating and throwing our team speed at them.”

The head coach said that by the end of the game the Colts didn’t seem to even want to touch that puck.

The head coach said that Saturday night win was a good warm-up for a re-match in Mountainview’s house when the Bolts travel to Didsbury Dec. 22.

Rost said the Lightning offense is clicking but the team needs to tighten the defense a bit.

editor@stettlerindependent.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Gowns for Grads’ makes a milestone day more special

Initiative collects donated gowns for Central Alberta students preparing to graduate

Accused man in Stettler death seeking legal aid

Nicholas Johnson’s next court appearance is set for Feb. 13th

Mother, daughter event focuses on family connection

Unstoppable Mother Daughter Night Out: A fun evening for girls

Synchronized Skating National Qualifying Event hosted in Red Deer Alberta Jan. 25th-26th

The 2020 Mountain Regional Synchronized Skating Championships are part of the National qualifying system

The Stettler ATOM female team will be having a Hockey Fights Hunger Food Drive Feb. 8th

Drop off locations will include Canadian Tire, No Frills and Sobeys from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association wants province to make tax changes

The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled last year that municipalities are unsecured creditors

Alberta woman charged with child abduction pleads guilty to lesser charge

Womann can’t be identified under a court-ordered publication ban

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

RCMP receive tip on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file

Banff RCMP contacted by a male who alleged that his father may be responsible for a missing person

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

Most Read