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After finishing their home tournament with plenty of positives, the South East Athletic Club Tigers got right back to work in their bantam AAA league season with a pair of hard-fought victories.
In Calgary Saturday to play the Royals, South East came from behind to win 5-4. Down 3-0 after 20 minutes, goalie Bodee Weiss was called upon in relief and stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced while his teammates got things going at the other end of the ice.
Dayden Collier started the comeback in the second, assisted on Tyler Broesky’s goal a few minutes later, then potted another in the last minute of the frame after Dawson Seitz’s shorthanded marker to make it 4-4.
Matthew MacPherson banged in a rebound from a Josh Drefs shot in the third period for the game-winner. Broesky finished with a goal and two assists as the Tigers outshot the Royals 37-31.
Weiss was again a big part of the story in Brooks Sunday. Playing a home game not in Medicine Hat for a change, the Tigers beat Okotoks 5-3 despite being outshot 44-29.
This time, SEAC owned the first period. Austin Derzaph, Collier and Shane Smith made it 3-0. Tyler Miller made it 4-0 in the second, then Collier potted another before the last intermission and the Tigers hung on in the third despite two replies from Okotoks.
SEAC is 9-4-2, two points back of Red Deer for top spot in their division but with a game in hand. They head to Lloydminster and Leduc this weekend to play arguably two of the toughest teams in the province.
The SEAC midget 15-year-old Tigers were in the Edmonton area on the weekend, getting three out of four possible points to extend their unbeaten string to five games.
They beat the Maple Leaf Athletic Club 7-1 Saturday, getting a goal and three assists from Hayden Prosofsky, two goals and a helper from Ethan Machan and a goal and assist each from Callen Prosofsky and Carsyn Good. Tanner Gold had the other goal and Brendan Olson made 25 saves as the Tigers outshot MLAC 52-26.
At the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Sunday, a 2-2 tie saw Hayden Prosofsky and Mason Mowat score, then Aidan Low make nine of his 23 saves in a scoreless third period. The Tigers had 37 shots on net.
SEAC hosts the Calgary Canucks Saturday in Brooks.