By Greg Price
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (5-4) split its two games with Lethbridge Hurricanes White (5-3-3) in its home-and-home series in South Central Alberta Hockey League play on the weekend.
The first game was a 4-3 win by the Suns on the road on Friday night.
Nolan Price potted two goals and Carter Deboer and Dylan Granson had singles. Deboer and Colby Garner had assists. Brenden Olsen faced 41 shots on net to earn the win.
Golden Suns were then doubled up 6-3 by the Hurricanes on Sunday at home.
Granson, Garner and Carson Cleland tallied for the Golden Suns. Price and Garner recorded assists. Olsen faced 38 shots in the loss.
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns travel to battle the Foothills Bisons on Friday, before returning home on Sunday to play Okotoks Oilers Green at 1 p.m. at the Taber Arena.
BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (6-3-1) split its games in SCAHL action on the weekend.
The first was an 11-2 win against West Central Tigers (3-4-1) on the road on Halloween night, which featured the treat of scoring three of their goals short handed. Mason Sande had four goals and an assist in the win. Derrien Tonin and James Halverson both had two goals apiece. Quade Hughson, Kole Fujita and Seth McCulloch had singles. McCulloch and Tristan Miller each had two assists apiece. Kolby James, Fujita, Halverson, Hughson, Darian Virostek, Brandon Hauck, Hayden Mack and Ryden Remple had single helpers.
Goaltending duties were split with Brayden Peters earning the win, facing 18 shots. Owen Meyer came on in relief and faced 11 shots.
The team was then edged by Red Deer Ramada 5-4 (1-3-5) on the road on Sunday.
Fujita tallied twice and D.J. Tonin and Derrien Tonin had singles. James and Sande drew assists.
Goaltending duties were split again, with Meyer facing 10 shots and Peters taking the loss, facing nine shots.
Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns have a homestand this weekend with a Friday night game at 8:30 p.m. at the Taber Arena against the Cranbrook Hornets and a Saturday game against Wheatland Warriors at 5:30 p.m. at the Taber Arena.
MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (5-5) won both of its SCAHL games, starting off with a big 7-1 win over Airdrie Lightning (3-5-1) at the Taber Arena on Friday night.
Kaden Fujita and Scott Loewen each tallied twice and Linden Gouw, Brandon Langridge and Logan Wiebe had singles. Langridge also drew two assists with Loewen, Wiebe, Gouw, Logan Middleton, Brant Mack, Tanner Turcato and Brock Palmer getting single assists.
Broc Merkl earned the win in net, facing 31 shots.
The team then managed a 5-2 victory over Medicine Hat Hounds (3-3) on the road on Sunday.
Langridge scored two goals and an assist and Gouw, Palmer, and Fujita had singles. Fujita, Ace Wenbourne, Turcato, Palmer and Wiebe drew assists. Merkl was in-between the pipes again to earn the win, facing 39 shots.
Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns hit the road this weekend with a Saturday game against Bow Valley Timberwolves and a Sunday game against CNHA Blazers.