“We came out with a lot of energy early and scored some early goals that gave us the fuel we needed to continue to succeed in the game. We kept pushing pucks to the net and we had some good traffic in front and got some loose pucks,” said Jason Beckett, head coach of the Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns.
Seth McCulloch and Mason Sade each had two goals apiece in the win and Kalem Haney, Kolby James and Blake Kondor each had singles. Derrien Tonin and Spencer Dorge each had two helpers apiece with Spencer Mehlen, Dylan Nevil, McCulloch and Kondor getting assists as well. Brayden Peters faced 33 shots on net for the Suns to earn the win.
“It definitely seemed like we were playing a little bit better, but in the third period they were playing with a little more desperation and with a lot less restrictions and fear, where they challenged us,” said Beckett. “They came back and scored some goals, so I think we were more equal than the score showed. Their goalie played really, really well facing a lot of shots and our goalie saved us a few times, where they had some breakaways. It was a closer game than the scoreboard showed.”
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns proceeded to drop a 3-1 decision to Red Deer at the Taber Arena on Sunday.
Josh Conley scored the lone Suns tally with an assist from Haysyn Ostrup. Carl Tetachuk faced 40 shots on net for the Suns.
“I think we should have won that game. We were definitely a good match and we missed probably three open nets and we had a few good scoring chances that we just didn’t convert on,” said Beckett. “Their goalie played really well and they are definitely a well-structured team that plays well in the defensive zone. It makes you play that slow, patient game, which was good for our kids to be part of.”
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns are on the road on Saturday against the Wheatland Braves.
BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns earned three points in SCAHL standings with a tie and win.
Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns skated to a 7-7 tie with Badlands Longhorns on Saturday on the road.
Linden Gouw and Brock Palmer each had two goals apiece and Logan Kiss, Clay Leismeister and Brant Mack had singles. Logan Wiebe had three assists while Darian Simmons, Ace Wenbourne, Palmer and Leismeister each had single helpers.
The team bounced back with a solid 5-2 win over Lethbridge Hurricanes on the road on Sunday.
Palmer had two tallies and Macrae Setoguchi, Mack and Wiebe each had singles. Mack, Leismeister, Kolten Heins, Simmons, Wiebe and Palmer each had assists. Scott Tersteeg faced 35 shots on net to conserve the win for the Golden Suns.
Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns do not return to SCAHL action until Nov. 6 on the road against Lethbridge Hurricanes. The team hosts Badlands Longhorns on Nov. 8 at 8:30 p.m. at the Taber Arena and also the Airdrie Lightning on Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns split its pair of games on the weekend starting off with a 3-2 loss to Airdrie Lightning on the road on Saturday.
Calvin Swanson and Jared Broderson scored for the Suns. Matthew Haga, Swanson and Dylan Heppler all had assists. Dylan Swanson faced 49 shots on net for the Suns.
The team moved on to blank CNHA Blazers on the road on Sunday.
Broderson had two tallies and Matthew Nadeau had a single. Nadeau also had an assist along with Cole Nakamura, Hayden Nakamura and Calvin Swanson. Dillan Kelly turned away 27 shots to earn the shutout for the Suns.
Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns are at home at the Taber Arena on Friday at 8:30 p.m. against the Airdrie Lightning. The team hits the road on Saturday against Foothills.