Bantams move into tie for 1st; Midgets earn split

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Bantam AAA

One streak ended, so the South East Athletic Club’s Tigers simply started a new one.

The bantam AAA squad moved into a tie for first place in their division with a pair of convincing wins this past weekend, 5-0 in Red Deer and 6-2 in Airdrie.

At Red Deer Saturday, the Tigers made a statement against the Rebels, who they now share the division lead with. Though they were outshot 31-22, goalie Kaiden Morin turned aside everything that came his way for the shutout. Shane Smith and Dawson Seitz each scored twice, Smith adding an assist, while Vann Yuhas had a goal and two assists.

None of the goals came on the power play, and the disciplined SEAC bunch only took three penalties of their own.

The win in Airdrie Sunday was more of the same. Tyler Broesky had a had trick and a helper, Kieran Christianson scored twice, while Smith had the other goal plus three assists.

In net, Bodee Weiss made 25 stops, the only goals on him coming during Airdrie man advantages.

The 6-3-2 Tigers head to Lethbridge Saturday, then host Calgary Sunday (3:15 p.m., Hockey Hounds) before a three-week break from games.

Midget 15's

SEAC’s midget 15-year-old team split their weekend at home in dramatic fashion.

On Saturday they fell 5-0 to the Red Deer North Star Chiefs. Foxx Doell had two goals for the Chiefs while Colby Knight registered a 25-save shutout.

Sunday’s game was a barnburner, a 6-5 win over the Calgary Bruins that saw the hosts pot the winner with 32 seconds left in the third period.

Cayden Dumanowski capped the wild finish, which saw the Tigers respond twice to Bruins goals in the waning minutes.

Ten seconds after a Calgary goal, Gerrett Harty scored to make it 4-4. With 1:55 to go Jarred Schrock made it 5-5. Brendan Olson, who made 32 saves in Saturday’s loss, came in as a backup to make 26 more and get the win in net.

SEAC hosts Calgary Gold Saturday (7:45 p.m., Hockey Hounds) before heading to Calgary Sunday for a road game.