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Bantam and peewee Suns earn splits

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Taber Times
KILLER: Riley Preachuk of the Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns gains control of the puck at mid-ice on the penalty kill against Olds Grizzlys on Friday night. TIMES PHOTO BY GREG PRICE

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (11-17-5) split its pair of South Central Alberta Hockey League games over the weekend.

Friday night’s tilt was a 5-1 victory over Olds Grizzlys (13-13-6) at the Taber Arena.

Nathan Verloop tallied twice and Hunter VanVaernbergh, Copper McAuley and Jaxon Nault had singles. Rylan Millo had two assists.

Landon Porteous was solid in net, stopping 40 of 41 shots on goal to earn the win.

The Suns followed up with a 5-1 loss to Red Deer Steel Kings (11-19-1) at the Taber Arena on Saturday evening.

Brinely Degenstein scored the lone Suns tally, 19 seconds into the game.

Scout Sidam took the loss in net, facing 34 shots on goal.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns host Foothills Bisons on Saturday at 3 p.m.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (20-8-2) ended up on both ends of the ledger in SCAHL play on the weekend.

The win column came in a 6-3 doubling of Red Deer Parkland (18-6-7) at the Taber Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Brady Magarrell, Aidyn Law and Kade Duell each had two goals apiece. Duell also drew four assists.

Kahil Wright earned the win, facing 28 shots on goal.

In the loss column came in the form of an 11-2 decision to West Central Tigers (25-0-3) on the road on Sunday.

Magarell and Law scored for the Suns.

Wright took the loss in net, facing 44 shots on goal.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns travel to battle Chestermere Lakers on Friday. The team returns home on Sunday to host Medicine Hat Hounds at 5:15 p.m. at the Taber Arena.

MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns dropped a 3-2 decision to Wheatland Chiefs at the Taber Arena on Sunday afternoon.

D.J. Tonin and Brogan Booth scored for the Golden Suns.

Ethan Barrows took the loss in net, facing 32 shots on goal.

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns host Foothills Bisons at the Taber Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Friday night. The team then travels to Wheatland Chiefs on Saturday evening. The busy slate continues on Sunday where the Suns host Lethbridge Hurricane Hounds at 3:30 p.m. at the Taber Arena.

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