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Midget Oil Kings drop two tight games

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Taber Times
NET SEEKER: Josh Verloop of the Taber bantam Oil Kings skates in on an Okotoks Oilers netminder during CAHL league play on Sunday afternoon at the Taber Arena. TIMES PHOTO BY TREVOR BUSCH

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

Taber midget ‘A’ Oil Kings dropped both of its games over the weekend in minor hockey competition.

The Oil Kings fell 6-4 to Nanton on Saturday.

Clay Leismeister had a goal and an assist. Ryan Mankow, Dylan Jones and Dallas Bodnar also tallied.

Dawson Hendricks, Spencer Phillips and Kadin Reynolds drew assists.

The Oil Kings followed up with a 3-2 loss to Okotoks on Sunday.

Leismeister and Rory Murphy scored for the Oil Kings.

Walker Ross, Mitch Young, Dylan Jones and Ryan Hubble drew assists.

INITIATION: Taber initiation 3 Oil Kings won 20-3 against initiation 2 Oil Kings.

Dane Degraw, Nate Kramer, Emmett Ruggles, Kellon Schalk, Griffin Olfert and Ethan Volk all hat tricks for the victors. Ryder Nielsen and Charlie Ruggles had singles.

Replying for initiation 2 Oil Kings were Jackson Jones, Mikaelah Clingham and Jenner Workman.

Initiation 1 Oil Kings were also in action as the team beat Picture Butte 11-5 on the road on Saturday.

Nathan Gensorek, Burke Hyland, and Delphin Deboer all had hat tricks. Rowan Beckie and Brodyn Sutka had singles.

The team proceeded to drop a 13-9 decision to Lethbridge White Horns at home on Sunday.

Gensorek and Deboer had hat tricks and Kash Kover tallied twice. Hyland scored a single.

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