Stettler Lightning top Coaldale 5-3 Dec. 3

Stettler junior B team hitting its stride over last eight games

By Stu Salkeld The Stettler Independent

The Stettler junior B Lightning are hitting their stride, especially over the last eight games, notching two more wins over the past week.

The Stettler Lightning hosted the Coaldale Copperheads Dec. 3 at SRC, winning 5-3. “The boys certainly played very well,” said head coach Rory Rost by phone Dec. 4.

“At times, we dominated.” Rost noted the Lightning played Coaldale once before and were beaten 7-0 and he feels the team has strongly taken shape over the past few weeks. He stated, over the past few weeks, the Bolts have beaten four teams with winning records.

Rost said he’s aware Stettler has as much talent as any team in the Heritage junior B League. “We can play with any team in this league,” said Rost. “We know that.

“After our start, we’ve got a pretty good winning streak going.”

Earlier in the weekend Stettler wasn’t as fortunate at home, as the visiting High River Flyers beat the Bolts 3-2 at the SRC Friday night.

Rost said Friday’s game was evenly matched and tight scoring, and was tied up going into the third period. The head coach said it was very disappointing losing that game at home by only one goal.

“You’d like to at least get a point out of that,” added Rost.

The head coach said the Lightning are already thinking about their next game coming up Saturday, Dec. 9 versus the Red Deer Vipers. Rost said the Vipers have two defensemen who should be considered elite players.

Facing Red Deer’s power play attack, the Lightning will have to be ultra-disciplined Saturday night to stay out of the penalty box.

Rost said he thinks Stettler can beat Red Deer if the Bolts have all their players on the bench, have solid goaltending and skate hard.

The game is in Red Deer at 8 p.m.

editor@stettlerindependent.com

Just Posted

2019 Alberta Scotties, hosted in Stettler, could be anybody’s bonspiel

Competition will be lively between hometown rivalries, champs and hopefuls

Blackfalds RCMP on scene of school bus collision and car jacking

RCMP are looking for a silver 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander with Alberta license plate BNR655

Farmers are at increased risk of mental health issues such as depression or anxiety

Stettler County hosts Agriculture Mental Health Awareness Seminar

Erskine and area residents help couple who lost their home and belongings to a fire

Erskine Post Office accepting donations until end of January

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Top Canadian athletes inducted into the Canada Games Hall of Honour

Athletes doing incredible things for communities are inducted into Hall of Honour, says Games CEO

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Blackfalds RCMP seeking information on activities of stolen Fountain Tire Truck

Blackfalds RCMP recovered truck following earlier collision and car-jacking

Red Deer RCMP arrest man after truck collides with six vehicles

No one was injured and the male driver was restrained by a nearby resident until police arrived

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Most Read