By Greg Price
Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns (2-7-4) had the full spectrum of results in its busy weekend of South Central Alberta Hockey League play with a trio of games.
The Golden Suns started things off by being blanked 4-0 by Lethbridge Hurricanes (4-6-2) at the Taber Arena on Friday night.
Kahil Wright took the loss in net, facing 29 shots on goal.
The team managed to bounce back with a 4-1 victory over Foothills Bisons (3-8-1) on the road on Saturday.
Connor Chapman powered the Suns with a hat trick and Riley Preachuk potted a single.
Kobe Fujita contributed three assists.
Keegan Stenger earned the victory in net, stopping 22 of 23 shots.
The Golden Suns finished off the trio of results by skating to a 5-5 draw with Medicine Hat Hounds (2-6-3) as the team returned to the Taber Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Heath Hansen potted a hat trick and Chapman and Fujita had singles.
Preachuk had three assists.
Wright earned the tie in net, facing 32 shots on goal.
Taber bantam “AA” Golden Suns host Foothills Bisons at the Taber Arena on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The team hits the road on Saturday to play Bow Valley Timberwolves.
PEEWEE: Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns (11-2-0) continue to sit comfortably in first place in the South Division of South Central Alberta Hockey League play with two more wins over the weekend.
The first was a 7-5 victory over Chestermere Lakers (2-8-1) at the Taber Arena on Saturday.
Cage Smith went off for four goals, and Kayden Yeaman, Jager Gugyelka and Colby Gulliver each had singles. Yeaman also had three assists.
Cason Van Hal earned the win in net, facing 32 shots on goal.
The team recorded an identical 7-5 win against Wheatland Braves (7-2-0) on the road on Sunday.
Nathan Planger had the hat trick and Smith, Sutten Emelson, Yeaman and Gulliver had singles. Gugyelka had three assists. Brylin Noble earned the win in net, facing 20 shots on goal.
Taber peewee “AA” Golden Suns host Central Alberta Selects on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Taber Arena.
The team also hosts Airdrie Lightning White at the Taber Arena on Sunday at 1 p.m.
MIDGET: Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns (3-5-0) edged Foothills Bisons (1-8-0) 4-3 on the road on Friday.
Wyatt Broderson, Quade Hughson, Tristan Miller and Josh Verloop scored for the Suns. Kolby James and Rylan Millo both had two assists apiece.
Blake Vaselenak earned the win in net, facing 23 shots on goal.
Taber midget “AA” Golden Suns have road games against Bow Valley Timberwolves and CBHA Blackhawks this weekend.