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Bantam Suns continue to shine atop the south

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Taber Times
ICEMAN COMETH?: Major ice user groups (like the Taber Golden Suns) are being invited to the Taber Recreation Board’s next meeting to provide their opinions on the plight of the small ice at the Taber Arena. TIMES FILE PHOTO

By Greg Price
Taber Times

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (15-5-1) stayed perched atop the south division of the South Central Alberta Hockey League by opening up its New Year play with two victories. The Suns have an identical 31 points with the Okotoks Oilers to co-host the top spot in the south division, but the Suns have two games in hand.

The Golden Suns scored four unanswered goals against the Cranbrook Hornets (12-8-3) to take a 4-1 win at the Taber Arena on Friday night.

Kalem Haney tallied twice and and Tristan Miller and D.J. Tonin had singles. Wyatt Broderson, Kolby James, Colby Garner and Jayden Kostiuk had assists. Marek Andres earned the win in goal for the Suns, facing 21 shots on net.

The team proceeded to win 6-3 against Airdrie Lightning (7-15-0) on the road on Saturday.

Haney and Nolan Price tallied twice with singles from Gabe Neufeld and Cody Stange. Tonin, Kostiuk, J.D. Hall, Broderson and James had assists. Blake Vaselenak earned the win goal for the Golden Suns, facing 31 shots on net.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns are on the road this weekend with a Saturday game against Olds Grizzlys and a Sunday game against Red Deer.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (8-6-4) earned four points in the standings in South Central Alberta Hockey League play by taking a win and a tie over the weekend.

The squad started off with a 4-4 draw with Lethbridge White (10-10-3) on the road on Friday, with the power play a large determining factor with each team scoring three goals each with the man advantage.

Griffin McCulloch, John VandenElzen, Nathan Verloop and Rylen Roersma scored for the Suns. Roersma, Kade Degenstein and Caden Heins drew assists.

Scout Sidam was solid in net, facing 47 shots on goal.

The team returned home on Saturday and skated to a 5-2 win over Chestermere Lakers (7-10-4) at the Taber Arena.

Peewee “AA” Golden Suns have a busy weekend of SCAHL action coming up with road games on Friday and Saturday against Chestermere Lakers and Okotoks Oilers Green respectively, before returning home on Sunday with a game against Lethbridge Hurricanes Red at 10:30 a.m. at the Taber Arena.

MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns return to SCAHL play after a week off on Friday when they host NWCAA Bruins at the Taber Arena at 8:30 p.m. The busy weekend for the midget Golden Suns stays at home on Saturday with a game against Lethbridge Hurricanes (8 p.m. ) and a Sunday game against Wheatland Chiefs at 1 p.m. at the Taber Arena.

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