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Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns take down South Division top team

Posted on February 7, 2018 by Taber Times
SLAPPER: Braeden Sheppard of the bantam Golden Suns connects on a slap shot during a game last week at the Taber Arena. TIMES PHOTO BY COLE PARKINSON

By Greg Price
Taber Times

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (14-9-6) split its pair of South Central Alberta Hockey League games on the weekend.

The first was a 4-3 win against Lethbridge Hurricane Hounds (20-5-4) on the road on Friday night, beating the top team in the South Conference in the process.

Nakoda Thunderchief scored the game winner on the power play, with Cody Stange, Mason Sande and Dallas Bodnar also scoring.

Logan Leroux faced 33 shots on goal to earn the win in net.

The team played Sunday, and suffered a 6-2 loss to CNHA Blazers (7-2-2) on the road.

Hayden Mack and Kole Fujita scored for the Suns.

Ethan Barrows faced 39 shots on net in the loss.

Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns host two games this weekend, starting off with a contest against CBHA Rangers at the Taber Arena on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The team hosts CRAA Gold on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Taber Arena. Taber midget Golden Suns end off the weekend with a game against CRAA Gold on Sunday on the road.

BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (4-23-1) were chased down by Medicine Hat Hounds (8-18-3) by a score of 9-3 at the Taber Arena on Friday night, after coming firing out of the gates with a 2-0 lead in the first period.

Caden Heins, Peyton Poncelet and Michael Stronge scored for the Suns who got two assists from Nathan Verloop.

Landon Porteous and Ty Young split goaltending duties, facing 22 shots on goal in the loss.

Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns are on the road on Saturday against Foothills Bisons.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (3-23-2) were swept up by Hurricanes this weekend, surrendering double-digit goals in both of its games.

The first was an 11-4 loss to Lethbridge Hurricanes Red (19-4-4) on Friday.

Ty Fraser, Rhett Klemen, Aidyn Law and Riley Preachuk scored for the Golden Suns.

Marek Schlenker and Kahil Wright split goaltending duties, facing a combined 29 shots.

The team returned home and lost 11-2 to Lethbridge Hurricanes White (14-9-4) at the Taber Arena on Saturday.

Schlenker faced 47 shots on goal in the loss for the Golden Suns.

Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns host Bow Valley Timberwolves at the Taber Arena on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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