By Greg Price
Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns started its 2017/2018 South Central Alberta Hockey League season off on the right note with two home sweet home victories at the Taber Community Centre.
The first was an 8-2 demolishing of Foothills Bisons on Friday night.
Kolten Heins and Cody Stange both had two goals apiece with Will VanEns, Nakoda Thunderchief, Seth McCulloch and James Halverson notching singles.
Tanner Turcato drew two assists with Cole Jensen, Ryden Rempel, Kyle Hulit, Mason Sande, Kaden Booth and Halverson getting single helpers.
Logan Leroux faced 27 shots to earn the win in net for the Golden Suns.
The team won a much tighter defensive affair on Saturday night with a 1-0 blanking of Okotoks Oilers with plenty of opportunities with the man advantage with 30 penalties called in the contest.
McCulloch got the lone Suns tally with assists from Sande and Kole Fujita.
Ethan Barrows faced 24 shots on net to earn the shutout for the Golden Suns.
Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns host Medicine Hat Hounds on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Taber Arena.
PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns dropped to 0-2 on the young South Central Alberta Hockey League season after a 10-4 loss at home at the Taber Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Wyatt Bishop, Ryan Holm, Kade Duell and Kolter Walburger all had goals for the Suns. Rhett Klemen drew two assists with Bishop and Duell getting single helpers.
Kahil Wright faced 33 shots on goal to take the loss in net.
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns host Foothills Bisons at the Taber Arena on Saturday at 3 p.m.
BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns dropped both of its SCAHL games on the weekend at home at the Taber Arena.
The first was a 5-1 loss to Central Alberta Selects on Saturday evening.
Brinley Degenstein scored the lone Suns tally with an assist from Jed Magarrell.
Landon Porteous faced 47 shots on net to take the loss in goal for the Golden Suns.
Bantam Golden Suns’ second game was a 6-4 loss to Medicine Hat Hounds on Sunday afternoon as the Suns could not hold onto a 3-0 lead early in the second period with the Hounds scoring five unanswered goals.
Degenstein, Peyton Poncelet, Caden Heins, and Rylan Millo all scored for the Suns. Kade Degenstein, Nathan Verloop, Griffin McCulloch, Dylan Granson Rylen Stringer, Poncelet and Magarell each drew assists.
Ty Young and Porteous shared goaltending duties in the loss, facing a combined 38 shots.
Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns are off this weekend from South Central Alberta Hockey league play. Next league game is Oct. 15 on the road against West Central Tigers.
The team also hosts Wheatland Braves on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Taber Arena.