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Bantam Suns struggle on home ice

Posted on December 5, 2019 by Taber Times
POWER PLAY: Kobe Fujita looks to thread the needle with a pass during a bantam Golden Suns home game this past Sunday at the Taber Arena against the Wheatland Warriors. TIMES PHOTO BY COLE PARKINSON

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (3-11-4) had a tough homestand in South Central Alberta Hockey League competition over the weekend, dropping both of its games at the Taber Arena.

Saturday’s tilt was a 5-3 loss to West Central Tigers (10-1-2), as the squad got outshot by a 2-to-1 ratio.

Riley Preachuk scored twice and Connor Eldridge had a single.

Kahil Wright faced 41 shots on net in the loss.

Sunday’s game featured a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Wheatland Warriors (12-3-2). Kobe Fujita scored the lone Suns’ tally. Keegan Stenger took the loss in net, facing 36 shots on goal.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns are on the road this weekend with games against Olds Grizzlys on Saturday and Central Alberta Selects on Sunday.

MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (6-8-1) split its home games over the weekend at the Taber Arena.

The Golden Suns were blanked 4-0 by Wheatland Chiefs (11-2-2) on Saturday night.

Blake Vaselenak faced 29 shots on goal in the loss.

The midget Golden Suns managed to bounce back with a 4-2 doubling of Lethbridge Hurricanes (5-5-2).

Alonso Tapia Ruiz scored twice in the win, and Wyatt Broderson and Cody Stange had singles. Quade Hughson had two assists.

Aidan Low earned the win in net, facing 20 shots on goal.

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns are on the road on Sunday against NWCAA Bruins.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (16-3-0) continue its impressive run atop the South Division standings with two more victories in SCAHL play.

Saturday afternoon saw the Golden Suns edge Lethbridge Hurricanes Red 3-2 (3-12-1) at the Taber Arena.

Cage Smith, Kayden Yeaman and Nathan Planger scored for the Suns.

Cason Van Hal faced 17 shots on net in the win.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns proceeded to upend Lethbridge Hurricanes White (8-8-0) 6-1 on the road on Sunday.

Colby Gulliver powered the Suns with a hat trick. Smith, Jarret McNeill and Barrett Van Nistelrooy had singles.

Planger and Rhett Serfas had two assists each.

Brylin Noble faced 17 shots on net to earn the win in goal.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns don’t return to SCAHL play until Dec. 21 with a road game against Medicine Hat Orange.

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