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Sunday , 16 January 2022

Sr. Pontiacs pick up win over Devon; Elks beat Rustlers: Senior Hockey

Garrett Iverson made 42 saves and the Bonnyville Sr. Pontiacs saw five different players chime in for offence for a 5-2 win over the Devon Barons on Friday.

Tied 2-2 heading into the 3rd period, Dawson Boucher scored what would turn out to be the game-winner seven-and-a-half minutes into the period, with goal support from Brayden Goulet and Dru Morrison to cap off the victory.

The win improves the Sr. Pontiacs’ record to 2-8 heading into the Christmas pause, one point behind Devon for 7th in the North Central Hockey League.

After a holiday break, Bonnyville returns to action on Sunday, January 9 vs Westlock. It’s three of four scheduled home games coming up next month.

Elk Point Elks fall twice

In the Sask-Alta Senior Hockey League, the Elk Point Elks earned a 5-4 win over the Two Hills Longhorns on Saturday night. The Elks had a nice comeback effort in the 3rd period, scoring a pair of goals to salvage a victory on home ice.

It wasn’t as easy the previous night, as Elk Point travelled to take on the Wainwright Rustlers. Regulation solved nothing despite great action back and forth, eventually leading to a shootout. The Rustlers took the game in the end 4-3.

The Elks had two battles earlier in December, losing each time.

On Dec. 10, the Wainwright Rustlers opened the flood gates in the second and third periods, and the Elks had no response, losing 7-0.

The next night at the AG Ross Arena, the Elks 3rd period comeback effort fell just short, in the end losing 5-4 to the Dewberry Mustangs.

The Elks sit 2-3-1 on the season so far. Like last year, there is no cross-border play between teams from different provinces.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.