By Greg Price
Taber Novice 2 Oil Kings hockey team split its pair of games on the weekend, starting off with a 14-8 win over Vauxhall.
Nathan Planger had four goals and Devan Loewen and Hayden Span each had two goals apiece. Langdyn Cummins, Evan Koizumi and Kayden Kress each had singles with Zachary Fehr and Damian Breswick each scoring their first goals of their minor-hockey careers. Sam Tolsma, Blake Rabusic, Tage Jensen, Shaylee DeBona, Hayden Span and Nathan Planger each had assists.
The team followed it up with a 7-3 loss to Kainai.
Planger had two goals and Tolsma notched a single.
Taber Novice 2 Oil Kings skated to a 16-6 win over Warner on Saturday on the road.
Kade Duell and Carter Jensen each had four goals apiece with Carson Love and Jaxson Coutts each getting two goals apiece. Tristen Egeland, Wieler Krahn, Hunter Damberger and Jessica Turgeon each had singles. Duell also had five assists and Coutts and Evan Unteriener each had helpers as well.
BANTAM: Taber Bantam Oil Kings earned a 6-1 win over Lethbridge on the road on Saturday.
Ryan Mankow lit the lamp four times and Dallas Bodnar and Rory Murphy each had singles. Bodnar, Murphy, Dawson Hendricks, Brady Howg and Spencer Phillips each had assists.
PEEWEE: Taber Peewee ‘A’ Oil Kings were on the road on Saturday and earned a 7-3 win over Chestermere Lakers.
Cody Stange had the hat trick and Carter DeBoer notched two goals. Joey Fabbri and Trey Halvorson had singles. DeBoer, Halvorson, Stange, Josh Verloop, and Brylan Span had assists. Blake Van Beers took the win in net.
Taber Peewee ‘A’ Oil Kings then played in Black Diamond and dropped a close 7-6 game.
Stange had another hat trick and DeBoer, Jayce Jensen and Max Nevil had singles. Jensen, Nevil, Span and Verloop had assists.
INITIATION: Both initiation hockey teams were in action on the weekend with Initiation 1 Oil Kings losing 14-10 to Coaldale Cobras on Sunday.
Maxwell Anderson and Chase Stronge both had hat tricks and Nixen Miller, Lucas Kerkhoff, Ryler Kiss and Jaida Peters had singles.
Taber Initiation 2 Oil Kings played the same Coaldale Cobras team the day before and lost 18-9.
Konnor Wiebe, Lincoln Weiss and Roman Capner all had hat tricks.