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Sunday , 20 September 2020

Sr. Pontiacs begin first round of playoffs this weekend

The Bonnyville Sr. Pontiacs have snuck into the playoffs.

Although they lost handily in their two final games, the Pontiacs got to see two of the best teams in the North Central Hockey League ahead of their meeting with the top place Morinville Kings.

“You get to hit the reset button on a weekend like this and come with a whole new mindset mentality next weekend. It’s a whole new season,” said Sr. Pontiacs coach Corey Wandler.

“Managing the puck and paying attention to small, finer details of the game, especially against experienced teams that got high calibre players, you gotta, you got to know what you’re doing every shift and where you got to be away from the puck and stuff like that. We totally got away from everything, these last two games,” he said.

Bonnyville hosts Morinville on Sunday for Game 2 at 3:00pm after the best-of-five first round of playoffs get going this weekend.

Post Game with Coach Corey Wandler

 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.