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Atom tourney at Taber Arena

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Taber Times
TEAM EFFORT: Taber atom ‘A’ Oil Kings were at a tournament in Strathmore earlier this month. Both atom teams will be featured at the Taber Arena this weekend as the squads host a tournament. TIMES PHOTO SUBMITTED BY CRYSTAL KOIZUMI

By Greg Price
Taber Times

ATOM: It was a high-scoring affair on Saturday, as the Taber atom ‘B’ Oil Kings dropped a 14-10 decision to Nanton Palominos on the road on Central Alberta Hockey League play.

Jenner Workman and Burke Hyland had three goals apiece for the Oil Kings.

Julian Woordman had two tallies and Hayden Eldridge and Emmett Ruggles had singles. Hyland also drew two assists.

In atom ‘A’ play, the Oil Kings fell 9-6 to Medicine Hat on the road on Saturday.

Nixen Miller had the hat trick for the Oil Kings and Lincoln Wiebe had a goal and two assists. Madix Miller had a goal and an assist and Heston Hansen rounded out the goal scoring.

Earlier in the month, Taber atom ‘A’ Oil Kings earned silver at a tournament in Strathmore, falling 6-5 in a close final to Airdrie Lightning.

Nixen Miller had a hat trick and Ethan Volk and Nate Kramer had singles.

Both Taber atom teams host a home tournament this weekend for those who want to cheer the teams on.

Oil Kings kick things off with games at 5:15 and 8:15 p.m. on Friday. Games start again on Saturday at 8 a.m. with the last Oil Kings game at 6:30 p.m. Play ends on Sunday with a final game at 3:30 p.m.

BANTAM: Taber bantam Oil Kings earned a 0-1-1 record over the weekend in CAHL competition.

Friday saw the Oil Kings skate to a 6-6 draw with Picture Butte Blades at the Taber Arena.

Landon Howg had a hat trick and Brylin Brown, Kayden Kress and Kyler Marchuk had singles. Kress and Kellen Lauwen had two assists apiece.

The team proceeded to drop a 5-1 decision to Oyen at the Taber Arena on Saturday.

Brown scored the lone Oil Kings tally.

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