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Midget Suns take two against Oilers

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Taber Times
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Caden Heins hunts down a loose puck during the bantam Golden Suns game against the visiting Foothills Bisons at the Taber Arena on Nov. 3. TIMES PHOTO BY COLE PARKINSON

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (5-3-2) were victorious in both its games in South Central Alberta Hockey League play on the weekend on the road.

Both victories came against Okotoks Oilers (1-9-0).

The first win had the Golden Suns doubling up the Oilers 6-3 on Saturday night.

Jayden Kostiuk, James Halverson, Mason Sande, Kyle Hulit, Seth McCulloch and Will VanEs scored for the Suns. Sande and Hayden Mack each drew two assists.

Ethan Barrows faced 23 shots on net for the win in goal.

The team followed up with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Kaden Booth, Cody Stange and Hulit scored for the Suns.

Logan Leroux faced 20 shots on net to earn the victory.

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns host Okotoks Oilers at the Taber Arena on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (2-9-1) split its pair of SCAHL games at the Taber Arena over the weekend.

The first was a 7-3 loss to Foothills Bisons (7-3-0) on Friday night. Braeden Sheppard, Kaden Roy and Caden Heins tallied for the Golden Suns. Nathan Verloop drew two assists.

Landon Porteous faced 42 shots on net in the loss.

The team rebounded to post a 5-2 victory over Red Deer Steel Kings (2-7-1) on Saturday night. Verloop scored twice with teammate Brinley Degenstein also tickling the twine twice. Dylan Granson put the game away with an empty-net goal. Carson Cleland and Carter DeBoer both had two assists.

Ty Young faced 39 shots on goal to earn the victory for the Golden Suns.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns host Airdrie Lightning on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Taber Arena.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (1-11) dropped both of its games.

The first was a 13-2 loss to Okotoks Oilers Green (6-6-0) on the road on Saturday. Ty Fraser scored both goals. Marek Schlenker and Kahil Wright split goaltending duties in the loss.

The team was much more competitive in its 6-4 loss to Red Deer Parkland (4-6-2) at home on Sunday afternoon. Aidyn Law scored twice and Fraser and Kolter Walburger once each. Fraser also recorded three assists. Wright faced 40 shots on net in the loss.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns have a home twin bill this weekend, starting off with a Saturday game against Airdrie Lightning Red at 2 p.m. at the Taber Arena. The team then hosts Chestermere Lakers at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Taber Arena.

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