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Bantam Golden Suns drop two of three games

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Taber Times
PLAY MAKER: Peyton Poncelet of the Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns skates in on the opposing net during weekend play versus Red Deer at the Taber Arena. TIMES PHOTO BY TREVOR BUSCH

By Greg Price
Taber Times

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (4-21-1) had a busy weekend of South Central Alberta Hockey league play, recording a 1-2 record.

Friday night’s game at the Taber Arena resulted in a 13-1 loss to Olds Grizzlys (17-6-3).

Carson Cleland scored the lone Suns tally.

Golden Suns goalies were under siege for the night as Landon Porteous and Ty Young faced a combined 49 shots on net.

The Golden Suns rebounded at home with a 3-1 victory over Red Deer (7-17-1) at the Taber Arena on Saturday evening.

Cleland, Caden Heins and Braeden Sheppard scored for the Suns.

Young stopped 27 of 28 shots to earn the win in goal.

The squad hit the road on Sunday and fell 7-1 to Okotoks Oilers (13-7-5).

Michael Stronge scored for the Golden Suns.

Porteous faced 26 shots on goal to take the loss in net.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns hit the road on Saturday to take on Okotoks Oilers.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (3-20-2) suffered an 8-5 loss to Cranbrook Wings (8-14-3) at the Taber Arena on Sunday afternoon in SCAHL play.

Ryan Holm, Ty Fraser, Aidy Law, Chance Loke and Rhett Klemen all scored for the Golden Suns. Fraser also drew two assists.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns travel to battle Medicine Hat Hounds (23-0-1) on Friday.

MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (13-8-5) were able to win two of three in South Central Alberta Hockey League competition on a well-traveled road weekend.

The Golden Suns doubled up Foothills Bisons (2-22-1) 6-3 on Friday night, pelting the Bisons with 52 shots.

Mason Sande had a big game with three goals and three assists in the contest. Cole Jensen had two tallies and Hayden Mack notched a single. Seth McCulloch registered three assists.

Ethan Barrows earned the win in net, facing 29 shots on goal.

The team was then narrowly edged by West Central Tigers (14-7-5) on Saturday night in a 4-3 game.

Kole Fujita was on fire in the game, scoring three unanswered goals for the Golden Suns, including one short-handed.

Logan Leroux was very busy in the game, stopping 47 of 51 shots to take the tough-luck loss.

The Golden Suns recorded the same 4-3 score on Sunday afternoon, but this time reversed the decision against Red Deer Elks (7-14-1) in the victory.

McCulloch tallied twice and Fujita and Nakoda Thunderchief each had singles.

Barrows earned the win in net, facing 36 shots on goal.

Taber Golden Suns play Red Deer at the Vauxhall Recreation Centre at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

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