By Greg Price
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (15-5-1) kicked off 2019 by going on an offensive barrage in South Central Alberta Hockey League play, resulting in two wins.
The first was a 17-0 blanking of Chestermere Lakers (0-21-0) at the Taber Arena on Saturday afternoon, pelting its opposition with 68 shots on goal.
Aidyn Law and Kade Duell each potted four goals apiece.
Colby Gulliver had the hat trick and Brady Magarrell had two goals.
Hayden Onda, Connor Chapman, Kayne Van Metre and Paul Vanden Elzen each had singles.
Brylin Noble had a quiet day in net, stopping 13 shots to earn the shutout.
Sunday’s game was a 9-2 victory over Foothills Bisons (4-17-2) on the road.
Duell and Chapman each had two goals apiece and Van Metre, Kobe Urasaki, Law, Magarrell and Gulliver each had singles.
Kahil Wright earned the win in net, stopping 22 of 24 shots on goal.
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns are on the road this weekend with a Friday game against Lethbridge Hurricanes White, and a Saturday tilt against Medicine Hat Hounds.
BANTAM: Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns return to SCAHL action in 2019 with road games against Foothills Bisons and Olds Grizzlys on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (12-9-3) split its pair of SCAHL games on the weekend, starting off with a 7-5 loss to Red Deer (8-9-4) at the Taber Arena on Friday night.
The Suns were able to rally from a 3-0 deficit to tie it 5-5 early in the third period before having the comeback effort come up short.
J.D. Hall, Dallas Bodnar, D.J. Tonin, Brogan Booth and Kole Fujita scored for the Suns.
Bodnar and Darian Virostek each had two assists apiece.
Ethan Barrows took the loss in net, facing 32 shots on goal.
The team bounced back with an 11-1 thrashing of Foothills Bisons (0-22-0) on the road on Sunday.
Hall had four goals and Booth and Mason Sande both had two goals apiece. Cody Stange, Kolby James and Ryden Rempel had singles.
Hayden Mack and Tonin drew three assists each and Sande and Fujita each had two helpers apiece.
Gage Reimer earned the win in net, facing 22 shots on goal.