By Greg Price
Taber bantam Oil Kings split a pair of hockey games on the weekend, starting off with an impressive 7-1 win over Airdrie on Saturday.
Evan Harkness, Ryan Mankow, and Ryan Hubble each had two goals apiece and Darian Hardy notched a single. Mankow and Brady Howg each helped out with two assists and Dawson Hendricks, Spencer Phillips and Eric Loewen had single assists.
Sunday’s contest was a 3-1 loss to Okotoks. Mankow scored with assists from Hendricks and Dallas Bodnar.
MIDGET: Taber midget Oil Kings dropped both of its games over the weekend. The first was a 6-2 road loss to Claresholm Thunder on Friday night.
Mitch Young and Kevin Turner scored for the Oil Kings, who got an assist from Reed Odland.
Oil Kings followed up with a 5-1 loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Logan Kiss scored for the Oil Kings.
PEEWEE: Taber peewee ‘A’ Oil Kings earned a win and a loss in weekend hockey action.
Oil Kings hosted High Country Rockies on Saturday and earned a 7-5 win.
Josh Verloop had the hat trick and Max Nevil chipped in two goals. Rounding out the scoring was Cody Stange and Carter DeBoer. Nevil, Stange, DeBoer, Verloop, Jayce Jensen and Dallas Cummins had assists. Blake Van Beers earned the win in net.
Peewee Oil Kings hit the road on Sunday and dropped an 8-2 game to Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Jensen and DeBoer scored with assists from Nevil and Stange.
NOVICE: Taber Novice 2 Oil Kings earned a 10-4 win over Warner.
Evan Koizumi potted four goals. Nathan Planger chipped in two goals and an assist and Devan Loewen had a goal and an assist. Langdyn Cummins, Kayden Kress and Hayden Span each scored goals. Tage Jensen drew two assists.
Taber Novice 1 Oil Kings were also victorious, winning 20-1 against Kainai.
Hunter Damberger, Carson Love, Carter Jensen and Kade Duell each had four goals apiece. Jaxson Coutts had the hat trick and Wieler Krahn had a single. Duell assisted on seven goals. Love had two assists and Krahn had a single helper.
INITIATION: Taber Initiation 1 Oil Kings skated to a 20-0 win against the Irvine Bulldogs on Saturday.
Maxwell Anderson, Cruz Duell, Nixen Miller, Chase Stronge, Heston Hansen and Jaida Peters all had hat tricks. Ryler Kiss had two goals. Jaida Peters, Max Anderson and Ryler Kiss shared goaltending duties.
Taber Initiation 2 Oil Kings earned a victory in its game as well 12-5.
Lincoln Weiss, and Konnor Wiebe had hat tricks.
Avery Remfert, Ayden Umbach and Roman Capner each had two goals apiece.