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Splitsville for Suns teams

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Taber Times
CLEAR AS DAY: Nathan Verloop of the Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns clears the puck out of his zone on the penalty kill against Lethbridge Hurricanes Red at the Taber Arena on Sunday morning. TIMES PHOTO BY GREG PRICE

By Greg Price
Taber Times

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (9-8-4) split its two games of South Central Alberta Hockey League play over the weekend, including gutting out a win against the top team in the south division.

The first game was a 4-2 doubling at the hands of Okotoks Oilers Green (11-8-3) on Saturday on the road.

Rylen Roersma scored both a power play and shorthanded goal for the Suns. Hunter Van Vaerenbergh drew an assist.

Landon Porteous faced 33 shots on net in goal for the Suns.

The team bounced back with a 5-4 win over Lethbridge Hurricanes Red (16-4-1) at the Taber Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Ty Fraser netted the hat trick, Roersma notched a single and Nathan Verloop scored the game winner along with drawing three assists. Roersma also drew three assists with Jed Magarrell, Van Vaerenbergh and Fraser drawing single assists.

Porteous was solid in net, facing 41 shots on goal to preserve the win.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns are on the road on Saturday against Airdrie Lightning. The team returns home to battle Lethbridge Hurricanes Red on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Taber Arena.

BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (16-6-1) split its pair of SCAHL games on the weekend, starting off with a 6-3 victory over Olds Grizzlys (15-7-2) on the road on Saturday.

J.D. Hall tallied twice with Nolan Price, Jayden Kostiuk, Colby Garner and Kalem Haney notching singles.

Marek Andres faced 24 shots on goal for the win.

The team proceeded to drop a 5-2 decision to Red Deer (9-11-3) on the road on Sunday.

Kolby James and Haney tallied for the Suns.

Vaselenak faced 27 shots on goal in the loss.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns host West central Tigers on Friday at the Taber Arena at 8:30 p.m. The team then travels on Saturday to battle the Okotoks Oilers.

MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (10-10-6) sported a 1-1 record in South Central Alberta Hockey League play on the weekend.

The first game was a 5-4 victory over Lethbridge Hurricanes (8-13-5) at the Taber Arena on Saturday.

Chase Gedny tallied twice and Brant Mack, Zach Trempner and Kole Fujita had singles.

Broc Merkl and Theo Paskuski shared goaltending duties in the win, facing a combined 45 shots on goal.

The team then proceeded to drop a 7-4 game to Wheatland Chiefs (22-2-2) on Sunday at home.

Fujita, Mack, Linden Gouw and Tanner Turcato scored for the Suns.

Merkl faced 48 shots on goal in the loss.

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns do not return to SCAHL play until Feb. 3 with a home game against Foothills Bisons at the Taber Arena at 8:30 p.m. The team hosts Bow Valley Timberwolves on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Taber Arena.

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