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Leave it to the media to jinx a good streak.
No sooner had the News written a big headline last week noting that the South East Athletic Club midget 15-year-old team hadn’t lost in a month, that the Tigers lost their very next game.
At Hockey Hounds Arena Friday night, SEAC dropped a narrow 4-3 decision to the visitng Okotoks Oilers.
The Oilers led 3-0 through 40 minutes, getting two goals from Ethan Macintyre and another from defenceman Zach Stangness all in the second period.
The Tigers finally made a push in the third, geetting a goal from Tanner Gold, but Ty Hipkin made it 4-1 exactly 30 seconds later according to the online game sheet.
Ethan Machan and Hayden Prosofsky — who finished with three points — scored to give the home team a chance in the final minutes but they couldn’t draw even.
Aidan Low made 33 saves in the loss, as his team was outshot 37-31.
The Tigers did rebound with a 2-1 win Saturday against Airdrie. Machan and Cole Rath scored on the power play while Brendan Olson made 34 saves, his team outshot 35-22 but able to earn the two points.
The Midget 15's are on the road for a pair of contests in Calgary this weekend, and won't host a game on home ice until Sunday, January 13th.
Also on home ice for the weekend, the bantam AAA Tigers earned three out of a possible four points.
On Saturday, the South East Athletic Club team tied Lethbridge 3-3. Dawson Seitz had two goals but the visiting Golden Hawks rallied for two third-period goals to take a 3-2 lead. It took defenceman Elias Eisenbarth’s goal with 7:14 remaining to salvage the tie.
SEAC outshot Lethbridge 48-21. Hawks goalie Ty Young made 45 saves in a contest that only saw four penalties called, though Lethbridge managed to score on both of their power play opportunities.
On Sunday, Roman Cherniak scored twice but it was Tyler Broesky who got the game-winner in a 3-2 win over Aidrie.
Broesky scored with 2:45 remaining. Kaiden Morin got the win in net, turning aside 35 shots from the Xtreme.
The Bantam AAA's next home action goes Saturday, December 15th when they host the GPAC Golden Arrow Storm at the Hockey Hounds Arena. Gametime is 2:15pm.