Stettler to play for bronze in Battle River Cup

Stettler suffered a heavy blow to their league championship dream as they conceded defeat to Ponoka 6-0 on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Stettler suffered a heavy blow to their league championship dream as they conceded defeat to Ponoka 6-0 on Sunday, Aug. 14 in an away game.

Although Stettler played a spirited game, their inexperience was evident to the superior performance of Ponoka.

“Against Ponoka we didn’t do much bad,” said team captain Andrew Vanderburg. “They are just a better team with very good players all over the pitch. We gave 100 per cent effort but the better team won.”

According to Vanderburg, the team’s overall experience and play making were lacking.

“We are a young team, so as the season went on our lack of experience was exposed,” explained Vanderburg. “We still have a third place game to play.”

Vanderburg said that reaching to this stage of the league a great success and everyone on the team had a very enjoyable year.

“We look to win the last game of the season and take third place,” added Vanderburg. “Overall it was a very good year and was fun to see lots of new guys pick up and learn the sport, with some even starting to excel at the game as the season progressed.”