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Atom ‘A’ Oil Kings win home tourney

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Taber Times
LIGHTING THE LAMP: Taber Oil Kings’ Nixen Miller was on fire when he had the puck (pictured), scoring 17 goals over four games to help his team to the gold medal at the Taber Arena. TIMES PHOTO BY GREG PRICE

By Greg Price
Taber Times

Taber atom ‘A’ Oil Kings were gold medalists at its home hockey tournament over the weekend.

Oil Kings kicked things off on Friday at the Taber Arena with an 11-1 win over Cranbrook Royals.

Nixen Miller had five goals in the win and Lincoln Wiebe tallied twice. Delphin DeBoer, Madix Miller, Kellon Schalk and Cruz Duell had singles.

Heston Hansen racked up five assists.

On Saturday, the Oil Kings doubled up Sherwood Park Havoc 10-5.

Nixen Miller scored five more goals and Wiebe tallied twice. Duell, Nate Kramer, and Madix Miller had singles. Hansen and DeBoer had three assists apiece. Also on Saturday, the Oil Kings beat CR Knights 8-6.

Nixen Miller had a hat trick and Wiebe and Duell each scored twice. Kramer scored a single.

Oil Kings finished things off on Sunday with a 7-5 victory over the same CR Knights team in the gold-medal game.

Nixen Miller scored four times and DeBoer had two goals. Wiebe notched a single. Special teams were big in the win, with two short-handed goals and a power play tally.

Taber atom “B” Oil Kings own bronze.

PEEWEE: Taber peewee Oil Kings dropped a 6-4 decision to Lethbridge Hurricanes on the road on Saturday in CAHL play.

Chase Stronge had two goals and Ryan Grey and Tage Jensen had singles.

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